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Simon Hinnekens
PhD student
Ir., UCLouvain, 2018
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Main project: Quantification of efforts of back and core muscles through multibody models and non-invasive experimental measurements
Funding: FSR
Supervisor(s): Paul Fisette

This project aims to determine the strength of human back and core muscles in movement. The tools used are a biomechanical model with non-invasive electromyography (EMG) measurements. Results will allow us to quantify intervertebral efforts, which represent objective, essential data for improving current treatments of spine diseases (lower back pain, spondylitis and scoliosis). That is why, in this project, we plan to couple direct and inverse human multibody models, to put EMG signals in them and use phenomena of muscular synergies in numerical approaches - none of which has been studied in this field. Models and simulations will be validated through an experimental campaign carried out at the Gait Analysis Laboratory of UCL.

IMMC main research direction(s):
Biomedical engineering
Dynamical and electromechanical systems
Solid mechanics

Keywords:
biomechanics
medical device
multi-body systems

Research group(s): MEED
Collaborations: Christine Detrembleur

Recent publications

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Journal Articles


1. Hinnekens, Simon; Mahaudens, Philippe; Detrembleur, Christine; Fisette, Paul. Quantification of abdominal and back muscles forces: calibration for the Sorensen test. In: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 23, no.S1, p. 142-144 (2020). doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2020.1812851. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/237600

2. Hinnekens, Simon; Mahaudens, Philippe; Detrembleur, Christine; Fisette, Paul. EMG Measurements as inputs for a musculoskeletal model: quantification of abdominal and back muscle forces in static postures. In: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 22, no.sup1, p. s147-s149 (2019). doi:10.1080/10255842.2019.1668135. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/226778


Conference Papers


1. Hinnekens, Simon; Mahaudens, Philippe; Detrembleur, Christine; Fisette, Paul. Quantification of Abdominal and Back Muscles Forces: Calibration for the Sorensen test. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/237599

2. Hinnekens, Simon; Fisette, Paul; Detrembleur, Christine; Mahaudens, Philippe. Multibody-based Quantification of Abdominal and Back Muscle Forces for Predefined Static Postures. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/213461

3. Hinnekens, Simon; Fisette, Paul; Detrembleur, Christine; Mahaudens, Philippe. EMG Measurements as Inputs for a Musculoskeletal Model: Quantification of Abdominal and Back Muscle Forces in Static Postures. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/218314