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Rehabilitation Engineering Chair Applied in Pediatrics (RECAP)

Phone: 514-340-4711 Ext. 4007 Room: B-450.17 Pavillon principal

Research areas description

RECAP was co-founded in 2010 by Polytechnique Montréal and Centre de réadaptation Marie-Enfant (CRME) associated with Sainte-Justine UHC in Montreal. The objective is to answer to the increasing need of engineering solutions in clinical rehabilitation applied to pediatrics.

These engineering solutions concern multibody dynamics model, robotics, instrumentation and their application to clinical research.

One of the main areas of research for the chair is multibody dynamic modeling of musculo-skeletal system, which is applied to fundamental theory of rehabilitation and orthopaedics. Research projects concerned mainly upper limbs and spinal cord kinematic and dynamic, and lower limbs kinematic and dynamic during gait.

In robotics and in instrumentation, the chair develops tools for rehabilitation with 3D vision, forces separation and muscle force quantification during movement.

Regarding clinical reasearch, the chair concentrates on these three subjects : biomechanics and clinical movement analysis, gait analysis in children and adolescent with cerebral palsy, scoliose, etc. and upper limbs spasticity, muscle contraction and muscle force analysis.

For more information, visit the chair's website.

Research interests

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1901 Biomedical technology
  • 1903 Biomechanics
  • 2102 Dynamics
  • 2107 Modelling, simulation and finite element methods

Research staff

Professors / researchers (1)