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David Mitton
09-18-2006, 02:54 AM
POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY


Available immediately


The ENSAM Biomechanics laboratory opens a post doctoral position for a
research project related to “biomechanical modelling of human motion:
Relationship abnormalities in skeletal geometry vs gait and posture troubles”

Context: The ensam biomechanics laboratory is specialized in
muskuloskeletal biomechanics, including both patient specific mechanical
modelling of joints and muscles, and motion analysis (Vicon system). The
lab is also strongly involved in 3D reconstruction of the skeleton, which
is now used routinely in clinical research thanks to the EOS low dose
biplanar XRays system. Preliminary research has been performed to combine
information related to bone geometry and that issued from gait analysis.

Project: The post doc position is related to musculoskeletal modelling of
the human body using inverse dynamic approach and patient specific muscle
modelling.
In a first step, relationship abnormalities in skeletal geometry vs gait
and posture troubles will be investigated, then an attempt for improvements
in mechanical modelling will be considered by taking into account motor
control, muscle specificities and stability concerns.
The post-doctoral fellow will be integrated in a multidisciplinary team of
about 10 researchers involved in posture and motion analysis, including PhD
students, researchers in biomechanical engineering and clinicians,
particularly orthopaedic surgeons and a neurosurgeon.


Wafa Skalli, Professor
Directrice du Laboratoire de Biomécanique
ENSAM - CNRS UMR 8005

151 Bd de l'hopital, 75013 Paris
Tel: 331 44 24 63 68 Fax: 331 44 24 63 66
email: wafa.skalli@paris.ensam.fr