Sajiv Kumar
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The data from the gait lab is a force-gait% profile but I've converted the percentages into seconds using the patients average stride time. Yes the first profile is heel strike and etc etc..

My FEM has only the orthosis and no other elements because I do not have data to simulate the muscle forces. Especially in the case of disability it can be very difficult to get consistent data for muscle forces so I have excluded it for now. Ive decided to ground sections of the AFO where the centre of mass will be passing through instead. Does that make sense?

My desired boundary conditions are as follows; Vertical, Anteroposterior and mediolateral forces applied as a force-time profile and applying a fixed support at the point where the centre of mass is at that specific point in gait.