Biomechanics : kinematic and dynamical model of the human body
- Written by Nicolas Docquier
The project consists in developing an original method to quantify the internal efforts in the human body in motion and in applying this one to benchmark cases inspired from the Rehabilitation domain. By internal efforts, we mainly mean the forces performed by the muscles, but also the resulting forces and torques in the joints and bones.
After the current validation of the theoretical model in clinic, it will be possible to constitute database on the behaviours of internal efforts of the human body in motion. Then, the access to these data non-immediately given experimental measurements will enable the development of :
- tools for the assessment and follow-up of patients whose motion is affected by pathologies such as scoliosis, low back pain, hemiplegia and perhaps fibromyalgia in the long term ;
- calculus tools for the prosthesis dimensioning (by the designers) and the prosthesis choice (by the users) ;
- help tools for comfort analyses in dynamical context, such as going into/out of vehicles.