OpenSim is a software platform for modeling humans, animals, robots, and the environment, and simulating their interaction and movement. OpenSim has a graphical user interface (GUI) for visualizing models and generating and analyzing simulations. The open source and extensible software also includes an application programming interface (API) that developers can use to extend the software.
More information is available at opensim.stanford.edu
To ensure our models and simulations are biologically accurate, we validate our simulation results by comparing with experimental measures and other independent models and simulations. We also use continuous integration to run a suite of verification tests for the software. For details see Seth et al., 2018.
OpenSim has been linked to other modeling tools such as NMS Builder and finite element modeling software.
Seth A, Hicks JL, Uchida TK, Habib A, Dembia CL, Dunne JJ, et al. (2018) OpenSim: Simulating musculoskeletal dynamics and neuromuscular control to study human and animal movement. PLoS Comput Biol 14(7): e1006223. (2018) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1006223
Delp SL, Anderson FC, Arnold AS, Loan P, Habib A, John CT, Guendelman E, Thelen DG. OpenSim: Open-source Software to Create and Analyze Dynamic Simulations of Movement. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. (2007) https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2007.901024