An integrated system is built to model and simulate the dynamic response of soft tissues. The mathematical formulation employs finite element and model order reduction approaches to develop a state space model for soft tissues that allows for time-efficient numerical analysis. The stimulus device and signal processing routines are built in Matlab/Simulink and then integrated with the finite element state space model. This integrated system facilitates expeditious numerical evaluation of different soft tissue models subjected to dynamic excitation. It further elucidates the effect of different stimulus sources, as well as relative influences of different sources of uncertainty.

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