|MusculoGraphics, Inc., a division of Motion Analysis Corporation, is a software development firm specializing in visualization, simulation, and virtual reality technologies for medical applications. The company was formed in 1992 to help satisfy the growing need for highly accurate computer models of the human body. Traditional biomedical engineering analysis tools simply present static displays of data. MusculoGraphics' products provide dynamic, visually compelling representations of anatomical structures that give insight into the body's underlying function.
The core product, SIMM (Software for Interactive Musculoskeletal Modeling) is a powerful tool kit that facilitates the modeling, animation, and analysis of 3D musculoskeletal systems. In SIMM, a musculoskeletal model consists of representations of bones, muscles, ligaments, and other structures. Muscles span the joints and develop force, thus generating moments about the joints.