HuMoD Database: an open database for simulating human motion dynamics on the actuation level

The HuMoD Database is an open database for the investigation, modeling and simulation of human motion dynamics on actuation level with a focus on lower limbs. The database contains raw and processed biomechanical measurement data from a three-dimensional motion capture system, an instrumented treadmill and an electromyographical measurement system for eight different motion tasks performed by a healthy female and male subject as well as anthropometric parameters for both subjects. The motion tasks comprise straight walking, straight running, sideways walking, transition between standing and straight running, avoiding obstacles, squats, kicking a ball and jumps. The biomechanical measurement data provided for each motion task include

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Humanoids 2015 Workshop on Locomotion

Workshop on Human locomotion understanding for the design and control of next generation of humanoids and assistive devices

Gait is a fundamental skill of the bipedal form, and is a key area of investigation in both biomechanics and humanoid robotics. While humanoid robots have achieved impressive gains in their walking ability, they are still unable to reproduce the agility, flexibility, robustness and energy efficiency of human gait. Understanding and modeling human gait can improve our understanding of gait mechanics and control, and enable us to utilize these insights to improve the design and control of next generation humanoids and assistive devices.

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