CN XI- Trapezius

The Trapezius is one of the major muscles of the back and is responsible for moving, rotating, and stabilizing the scapula (shoulder blade) and extending the head at the neck. It supports the shoulders and limbs and rotation of the scapula necessary to raise the arms above shoulder level. The interactive virtual activity allows the user to test the trapezius muscle function by observing the patient’s response to the resistance applied on the shoulders.



Simulation Type

Condition, Using interactive animation

Gender Specific

No, Common for both genders

Condition Simulated



     Unable to raise either one of the shoulders or both



     The system will display patient's shoulder covered by the examiner's hand.

     Click on "Give Resistance" to give resistance towards the shoulder.

     The patient tries to overcome the resistance by raising his shoulder.

     Indicate the doctor's observation  in the text field of ‘Response’.