Sites Inria

Version française

DEMAR Research team

Artificial movement and gait restoration

  • Leader : David Guiraud
  • Research center(s) : CRI Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
  • Field : Digital Health, Biology and Earth
  • Theme : Computational Neuroscience and Medecine
  • Partner(s) : Université des sciences et techniques du Languedoc (Montpellier 2),CNRS,Université Montpellier 1
  • Collaborator(s) : Laboratoire d'informatique, de robotique et de microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM) (UMR5506)

Team presentation

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is the only way to restore movements of paralised limbs. Through different projects we are interested in many of the following aspects of FES : implanted stimulators, sensors, biomechanics, closed loop controled of stimulated muscles, and movement synthesis and analysis, patient interface. As regards the research fields, we aim at using robotics approaches because of the important amount of available theoritical results. Nevertheless, the specificity of the human biomechanics, in particuler the complexity of the muscle behaviour, needs further theoritical development to be carried out in order to study and control highly non linear systems. Experimentations on patients remain difficult and need close collaborations with medical partners. This project is hosted at LIRMM ; It's a joint project between CNRS, and the universities of Montpellier 2 and 1.

Keywords: Modelling Command Simulation Biomechanics Movement Functional electrical stimulation