In this Fall 2020, I want to say welcome to three new students who begin graduate studies in the lab:

Maude Fleury-Rousseau is beginning a master’s degree in physical activity science. Her research project will consist of establishing a protocol for the biomechanical laboratory evaluation of the propulsion of a manual or sports wheelchair. She will pay particular attention to the standardization of markers, rigid bodies and calibration trials.

David Pacciolla is beginning a master’s degree in physical activity science. His research project will involve developing and testing customized racing wheelchair training programs using a new six-axis instrumentation wheel.

Ateayeh Bayat is starting a doctorate in computer science, electronic systems. Her research project will consist of designing and validating a high realism manual wheelchair propulsion simulator at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal, which will then be used to create simulator-based training programs for new wheelchair users.

Welcome to the lab!