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Sequences from the Discovery Channel Special "Discovering Ardi"


Overview of the Modeling Project

Details of the Collaborative Project

 

Shawn McGuan (CEO LifeModeler), left, Professor Owen Lovejoy (Co-director Ardi project), right, discuss simulation models.

 

 

LifeMOD software is used to model Ardi's foot grasping a branch (shown with muscles).

 

Filming on the set of the Discovery Channel's "Discovering Ardi"

 

 

LifeMOD software is used to model Ardi's foot grasping a branch (muscles made transparent).

 

The LifeModeler team (Shawn McGuan, Brian Cheung, Scott Burgeon, L to R) at the House of Moves, preparing to process motion data from human test subject.

 

 

Simulating foot contact with the ground during walking (shown with muscles).

 

The LifeModeler team discusses the mechanics of ARDI in a simulation planning session.

 

 

Simulating foot contact with the ground during walking (muscles made transparent).

 

The LifeModeler team with Owen Lovejoy (L to R, Scott Burgeon, Shawn McGuan, Brian Cheung, Bob Phillips, Owen Lovejoy, Frederique Desbiens-Blais, Eric Fahlgren.

 

 

Displaying how the peroneus longus muscle functions in Ardi's foot.