Self-stability

lumbar stabilization
lumbar stabilization
© Wagner

In the year 1998 we introduced the idea of self-stabilization of the musculoskeletal system.
Based on that concept, the stability of different musculoskeletal systems in different situations were analyzed.
Based on these findings, we discussed self-stability to be a general principle in motor control and may be a driving force in human and animal evolution.
At the moment, this principle becomes highly important while we tried to make forward simultions with NeuroBoB.

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