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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Software for Interactive Musculoskeletal Modeling (SIMM)
Software for Interactive Musculoskeletal Modeling (SIMM) Technology

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Description: Software for Interactive Musculoskeletal Modeling (SIMM) is a software package that facilitates the modeling, animation, and analysis of Three-Dimensional (3D) musculoskeletal systems. In SIMM, a musculoskeletal model consists of representations of bones, muscles, ligaments, and other structures. SIMM enables an analysis of a musculoskeletal model by calculating the joint movements that each muscle can generate at any body position. Using SIMM, researchers can create models of the upper and lower extremities to examine the biochemical consequences of surgery. For biologists, SIMM can simulate computational models of the frog, tyrannosaur, cockroach, cheetah, and other animals.

This software does not utilize a database.

This technology does not have a dedicated webpage provided by the vendor.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.11
Decision Date: 11/14/2022 at 17:43:15 UTC
Aliases: MusculoGraphics, Inc. SIMM; MusculoGraphics SIMM; SIMM
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Motion Analysis Corportation
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (11/14/2022 at 17:43:15 UTC).