Applied Research in Musculoskeletal Simulation (ARMS)

The ARMS Lab uses both computer simulation techniques and experimental methods to investigate how we move and control our arms and our hands.
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We report the first in vivo measures of muscle fascicle lengths for biceps and triceps

The ARMS Lab pioneers the use of extended field of view ultrasound to study upper limb muscles
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Our Projects

Take a look at a few of the projects we work on everyday.

Muscle Properties Following Stroke
PROJECT TYPE: Stroke, Muscle, Biomechanics, Arms & Hands

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Should surgeons transfer the biceps or the posterior deltoid?
PROJECT TYPE: Spinal Cord Injury, Motor Control, Biomechanics, Arms & Hands

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Linking surgical re-design of the wrist joint to post-op hand function
PROJECT TYPE: Biomechanics, Arthritis, Arms & Hands

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Selected Publications

In vivo measurements of biceps brachii and triceps brachii fascicle lengths using extended field-of-view ultrasound.

Muscle fascicle lengths are commonly measured in vivo using static 2D ultrasound. However, static ultrasound is best suited for muscles with shorter, pennate fascicles, in which entire fascicles can be viewed in one static image. An informal review of data from cadaver dissections suggests that over 60% of muscles in the upper and lower limbs have optimal lengths longer than the field-of-view of standard ultrasound transducers. Extended field-of-view ultrasound (EFOV) has been validated for…

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Voluntary activation of biceps-to-triceps and deltoid-to-triceps transfers in quadriplegia.

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Real-time simulation of hand motion for prosthesis control.

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