The index finger is taken from the AnyBody Managed Model Repository.

It was developed by John Wu at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morgantown and coworkers and subsequently donated to the AMMR. The SolidWorks device was uploaded to the AnyBody User Forum at www.anyscript.org as work in progress by Bhavani Bijlani, Director AMMACHI Labs,

Amritapuri Campus, Amrita University, India, and converted into an AnyBody using the SolidWorks2AnyBody(TM) plug-in.


Wu, J.Z., An, K.N., Cutlip, R.G. & Dong, R.G. (2010), "A practical biomechanical model of the index finger simulating the kinematics of the muscle/tendon excursions", Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering 20, 89-97.

Wu, J.Z., An, K.-N., Cutlip, R.G., Krajnak, K., Welcome, D. & Dong, R.G. (2008), "Analysis of musculoskeletal loading in an index finger during tapping", Journal of Biomechanics 41, 668-676.