Leader of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Research Unit.
Professor Jean-Louis Thonnard is leading the physical medicine and rehabilitation research unit. This unit is an internationally recognized multidisciplinary group of 15 postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers. Lab facilities include advanced motion and force-plate recording, EMG recording, actuation and displays systems for lab. The research interests of the group focus on a better comprehension of the role of touch in complex interactions between feedforward and feedback mechanisms in precise manipulative tasks. They are also developing a new approach based on the Rasch model to develop and validate outcome measures in Rehabilitation and most particularly ACTIVLIM, a measure of activity limitations in patients with neuromuscular disorders – www.rehab-scales.org