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 ====== What is SCONE? ====== ====== What is SCONE? ======
 SCONE is open source software for performing [[doc:​predictive|predictive simulations]] of biological motion. SCONE is open source software for performing [[doc:​predictive|predictive simulations]] of biological motion.
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-Predictive simulations differ from //inverse simulations//,​ in that they do not rely on recorded motion data to estimate muscle force or joint torque. Instead, they use //forward dynamics// simulation to compute motion trajectories that perform a given task optimally, according to high-level objectives such as stability, energy efficiency and pain avoidance. 
  
 Predictive simulations enable powerful new applications for musculoskeletal models, such as predicting the outcome of treatment, and optimizing the efficiency and efficacy of assistive devices. More fundamentally,​ it enables researchers to pose true //​what-if?//​ questions, allowing them to investigate the effects of individual model and control parameters on the motion as a whole. Predictive simulations enable powerful new applications for musculoskeletal models, such as predicting the outcome of treatment, and optimizing the efficiency and efficacy of assistive devices. More fundamentally,​ it enables researchers to pose true //​what-if?//​ questions, allowing them to investigate the effects of individual model and control parameters on the motion as a whole.
  
 ====== How does SCONE work? ====== ====== How does SCONE work? ======
-In SCONE, everything needed to perform a predictive simulation is bundled in what is called a **scenario**. Each SCONE scenario consists of the following components:+In SCONE, everything needed to perform a predictive simulation is bundled in what is called a [[doc:scenario|Scenario]]. Each SCONE scenario consists of the following components:
  
-  * A **[[doc:​model|Model]]** of the human, animal or robot you wish to simulate. +  * A [[doc:​model|Model]] of the human, animal or robot you wish to simulate. 
-  * A **[[doc:​controller|Controller]]** that generates input for the model actuators. +  * A [[doc:​controller|Controller]] that generates input for the model actuators. 
-  * An **[[doc:​objective|Objective]]** that describes the goal task for which you wish to optimize, through a weighted combination of **[[doc:​objective|Measures]]**+  * An [[doc:​objective|Objective]] that describes the goal task for which you wish to optimize, through a weighted combination of [[doc:​objective|Measures]]. 
-  * An **[[doc:​optimizer|Optimizer]]** that tries to find the parameter values that optimally perform ​a specific objective.+  * An [[doc:​optimizer|Optimizer]] that optimizes ​the free [[doc:​parameters|Parameters]] in a scenario for a specific objective.
  
 To learn more about SCONE scenarios, be sure check out the [[tutorials:​introduction]] tutorial. To learn more about SCONE scenarios, be sure check out the [[tutorials:​introduction]] tutorial.
  
 ====== Who is SCONE for? ====== ====== Who is SCONE for? ======
-SCONE is designed ​for biomechanicsrobotics and neuromechanics ​researchers ​or enthusiasts ​who wish to use predictive simulations ​in their research. For more information,​ see the [[faq]].+SCONE is designed ​to cater to a wide range of potential usersincluding:​ 
 +  * Clinical ​researchers ​with limited technical skills, ​who wish to perform //what-if// scenarios using [[tutorials:​start|existing SCONE Scenarios]]. 
 +  * Biomechanics / neuromechanics researchers studying neuromuscular control. 
 +  * Robotics researchers interested ​in optimized control strategies, or the interaction between humans and assistive devices. 
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 +For more information,​ see the [[faq]], or post a question on the [[https://​simtk.org/​plugins/​phpBB/​indexPhpbb.php?​group_id=1180&​pluginname=phpBB|SCONE User Forum]].