Mobility and Adaptive Sports Research Lab
The Mobility and Adaptive Sports Research Lab’s mission is to increase fundamental knowledge on the biomechanical interactions between the person, his technical aid and his environment in a context of mobility and practice of adapted sports.
Such new knowledge, acquired through the development and use of new technologies, is essential to better understand the mechanisms of injury development and the effect of adaptations (eg, positioning, sizing, specific training) on performance, risk of injury, and benefits of adapted physical activity in a functional rehabilitation setting.
- Looking for master’s studentsWe are looking for master’s students in engineering in the field of information technology, computer science, user interfaces, or equivalent, for a project in the field of assisted rehabilitation robotics. This project would ideally begin in September 2024. Recently, our team built a manual wheelchair propulsion simulator with virtual reality, which combines visual immersion, tilt … Read more
- Instrumented wheelchair holder updateA big step has been reached today at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR) on our wheelchair simulator, with a second prototype of the instrumented wheelchair holder designed by Frédéric Dowling at our partner INÉDI | CCTT en design industriel. It needed to be robust enough to withstand the stress … Read more
- Wheelchair simulator: A first prototype for the instrumented wheelchair fixation systemYesterday, we tested the first prototype of an instrumented wheelchair fixation system developed by INÉDI, for our wheelchair simulator. It was a first reality check, where we evaluate if the design is correct or if we completely missed the objective. Good news for the design, we seem to go toward a flexible and usable system. … Read more
- New pre-print: Using a quantitative assessment of propulsion biomechanics in wheelchair racing to guide the design of personalized gloves: a case studyIn a collaborative project with INÉDI | CCTT en design industriel and my lab, we designed unique, rigid wheelchair racing gloves especially tailored for an athlete with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. The goal of this project was to make the athlete more autonomous and increase his performance. We used motion capture combined to the instrumented racing wheel … Read more
- Clément Ghazouani’s defenseCongratulations to Clément Ghazouani for his master’s defense entitled “Développement d’un outil calculant en temps réel les moments de réaction articulaires aux épaules durant la propulsion en fauteuil roulant manuel sur simulateur par dynamique inverse”. Clément, you did royally, and it was a pleasure to work with you. Good luck for the future!
- Kinetics Toolkit 0.12 + Electronic BookI am very happy to announce two major news regarding the Kinetics Toolkit project (https://kineticstoolkit.uqam.ca): Website The website has been updated and now features a whole free electronic book entitled “Biomechanical Analysis using Python and Kinetics Toolkit”. Since Kinetics Toolkit is a programming library and programming is hard for newcomers, this book covers everything from … Read more
- New pre-print: Tracking the whole-body centre of mass while seated in a wheelchair using motion captureWe have just released the pre-print of a research paper on the estimation of the centre of mass using motion capture devices, in people sitting in their wheelchairs. To estimate the centre of mass, we need to locate each body segment in space. However, it is difficult to precisely locate the pelvis, hips and lower … Read more
- Excellence Award in TeachingI am very proud to be laureate of the Excellence Award in Teaching of the Science Faculty of UQAM. Congratulations to the other recipients who impress with their dedication!
- Congratulations to Ilona Alberca for her thesis in 180 secondsCongratulations to Ilona Alberca for her presentation entitled Ergonomie du fauteuil roulant de badminton (Ergonomics of the Badminton Wheelchair). Ilona presented this presentation during the My thesis in 180 seconds competition at the University of Toulon Research Day, and she made it to the regional final. https://youtube.com/clip/UgkxjbdF7ZKhltPm9CVm8IrA7AM_mFJ5DAHq
- Obsidian Optimize-canvas-connections pluginI released today the 1.0 version of the Optimize-canvas-connections plugin for Obsidian. It is already available in the official community plugin repository. Suppose you start a canvas. Then you move everything around while you brainstorm. The connections between notes may quickly become a mess. This simple plugin automatically reconnect notes together, using their nearest edges. … Read more