Florent Moissenet

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Several three-dimensional (3D) lower-limb musculo-skeletal models have been developed for gait analysis and different hip, knee and ankle joint models have been considered in the literature. Conversely to the influence of the musculo-tendon geometry, the influence of the joint models--i.e. number of degrees of freedom and passive joint moments--on the(More)
Musculo-tendon forces and joint reaction forces are typically estimated using a two-step method, computing first the musculo-tendon forces by a static optimization procedure and then deducing the joint reaction forces from the force equilibrium. However, this method does not allow studying the interactions between musculo-tendon forces and joint reaction(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who have developed hemiparesis as a result of a central nervous system lesion, often experience reduced walking capacity and worse gait quality. Although clinically, similar gait patterns have been observed, presently, no clinically driven classification has been validated to group these patients' gait abnormalities at the level of the(More)
Sensitivity analysis is a typical part of biomechanical models evaluation. For lower limb multi-body models, sensitivity analyses have been mainly performed on musculoskeletal parameters, more rarely on the parameters of the joint models. This study deals with a global sensitivity analysis achieved on a lower limb multi-body model that introduces anatomical(More)
Soft tissue artefacts (STA) introduce errors in joint kinematics when using cutaneous markers, especially on the scapula. Both segmental optimisation and multibody kinematics optimisation (MKO) algorithms have been developed to improve kinematics estimates. MKO based on a chain model with joint constraints avoids apparent joint dislocation but is sensitive(More)
While recent literature has clearly demonstrated that an extensive personalization of the musculoskeletal models was necessary to reach high accuracy, several components of the generic models may be further investigated before defining subject-specific parameters. Among others, the choice in muscular geometry and thus the level of muscular redundancy in the(More)
The direct effects of a rhythmic auditory stimulation (RAS) on the gait of asymptomatic subjects are not clear. Previous studies only showed modifications in the gastrocnemius activity, inconsistent effects on temporal parameters, and no modification of spatial parameters. Furthermore, the influence of RAS on kinematics and kinetics has only been reported(More)
OBJECTIVES While generic protocols exist for gait rehabilitation using robotic orthotics such as the Lokomat®, several settings - guidance, body-weight support (BWS) and velocity - may be adjusted to individualize patient training. However, no systematic approach has yet emerged. Our objective was to assess the feasibility and effects of a systematic(More)