PhD student position in biomechanics / ultrasound imaging / musculoskeletal modelling
Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France) and the Centre National de Rééducation Fonctionnelle et de Réadaptation - Rehazenter (Luxembourg) are seeking for a PhD candidature in the field of musculoskeletal modelling and medical imaging. Musculoskeletal modelling has become in the last decades an alternative to invasive measurement methods to quantify musculo-tendon forces and related contributions to progression, support and balance, but also contributions to joint loading during dynamic tasks such as gait. However, the clinical application of such an approach remains limited due to a need for personalisation of the related models. The present project aims thus contributing in the field of clinical biomechanics by developing an integrated approach to achieve a multi-level ultrasound-based musculoskeletal model personalisation. The objective of this project is threefold and will focus the use of a lower limb musculoskeletal model to study normal gait as a starting benchmark case before targeting pathological cases: 1) Define a corrective method for soft tissue artefact, 2) Personalise joint kinematic models, 3) Gather primary ultrasound-based muscle parameters measurement in an integrated approach.
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