Nathalie Doriot

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The mechanical responses (i.e. external contact forces and external power) of 25 elite rowers to a race-pace rowing protocol were investigated on the traditional fixed stretcher mechanism and the more recently introduced free-floating stretcher mechanism rowing ergometers. Using a Rowperfect rowing ergometer for both conditions, external contact forces at(More)
This paper presents a method to analyze three dimensional kinematics and dynamics of lower limb during walking. The proposed method is based on a homogeneous matrix concept, derived from robotics and using compact, expressive notation convenient for computer applications. The major advantage of this method is that no hypothesis is required on the joint(More)
One difficulty that comes with predicting muscular forces is the accuracy of experimental data, particularly the assessment of muscle moment arms with respect to each joint rotation axis. This paper presents a non-invasive experimental protocol to obtain the personalized muscle moment arms with respect to the ankle and knee joints. A specific pointer is(More)
The maximum voluntary range of motion (ROM) of the major joints of the upper body was studied in a seated position and compared between young and elderly subjects. A total of 41 subjects (22 young male and female subjects aged 25 to 35 years, 19 elderly male and female subjects aged 65 to 80 years) took part in the experiment. In total, 13 maximum voluntary(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the trapeziometacarpal joint kinematics from in vivo measurements, both quantifying the ranges of motion and suggesting a suitable joint model. A motion analysis system has been used to collect the spatial trajectories of markers, glued respectively on the thumb and on the hand's palm. A rigorous protocol was set up to(More)
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