Cyclic human gait is simulated in this work by using a 2D musculoskeletal model with 12 degrees of freedom (DOF). Eight muscle groups are modeled on each leg. Predictive dynamics approach is used to predict the walking motion. In this process, the model predicts joints dynamics and muscle forces simultaneously using optimization schemes and task-based physical constraints. The results indicated that the model can realistically match human motion, ground reaction forces (GRF), and muscle force data during walking task. The proposed optimization algorithm is robust and the optimal solution is obtained in seconds. This can be used in human health domain such as leg prosthesis design.

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