Studying McArdle’s Disease with Computer Models

This was forwarded to me today:

http://www.ccad.uiowa.edu/vsr/

They are attempting to commercialize the software. I’m mainly interested to see if computational modeling like they are doing could be applied to McArdle’s Research. I know they use Santos to see how much gear they can load onto a soldier, walk him around and see what he can physically handle. I imagine whatever numerical models drive that could certainly be modified to reflect our energy bottleneck, right?

Simulation capabilities are getting better every day and a high fidelity, biomechanically accurate human model could be really relevant for McArdle’s issues

This link discusses strength and fatigue modeling using a computerized simulation. ?Such a model might one day help doctors visualize the physical limitations imposed by the disease.

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