Biomechanics

Biomechanical solutions


Biomechanics involves the principles of construction of the human organism and the relationships between the structures and functions of the body. The biomechanical modelling of "man in motion" that we are developing allows the estimation of internal variables of the human body that are not directly measurable. For example: muscle strength, joint strength, ligament strain, strain on an organ etc. This approach offers a deep level of understanding of Man’s interaction with his environment.


Our Methods

Our work is based on computer simulations combined with experimental validation using our technical platform:

  • Kinematic and 3D kinetic systems
  • Electromyography
  • Kinetics of gripping ability
  • Isokinetic ergonomics

 

Our Services

We are able to collaborate with partners on all of the following:

  • Research studies to client's brief
  • Consulting
  • Research collaborations
  • External research
  • European and ANR projects

 

Applications

Biomechanics for Health

  • Evaluation of motor functions: support for individuals at home, posturography, evaluation of functional disorders in posture and movement
  • Assistance with clinical diagnostics: motor deficiencies (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ageing etc.)
    Evaluation and simulation of medical suports/prosthetics (external bracings, artificial limbs), evaluation of orthopaedic treatments, improvement of rehabilitative techniques
  • Assistance with physiotherapy: quantification of treatments already carried out, tele-physiotherapy,
  • Optimisation of functional physiotherapy
  • Medical robotics


For example: Functional restoration of the hand and dynamics of cerebral plasticity after tendon transfer in partnership with the Grenoble CHU (Teaching Hospital) and the Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience
 
Biomechanics and Ergonomics
For example: product design, ergonomics of workstations, studies of movement while carrying out tasks.
 
Biomechanics for Sport and Sporting Equipment

  • Evaluation of motor functions: embedded systems, optimisation of performance, evaluation of sports techniques, quantification of fatigue, optimisation and personalisation of sports training,
  • Evaluation of sporting equipment: motor repercussion, traumatology, optimisation through simulation, development of equipment

 
Example: an embedded evaluation device for swimmers in real-time as part of monitoring their training – the video speedograph in partnership with the French Swimming Federation.

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