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

This project aims to determine the strength of human back and abdominal 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: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. Suppl 1, 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. Impact of the Quadratus Lumborum Muscle on the Lumbar Spine Joint Efforts via a Parametrized Model. 2021 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/253574

2. Hinnekens, Simon; Mahaudens, Philippe; Detrembleur, Christine; Fisette, Paul. Quantifying Back Muscle Forces in the Sorensen Test: Influence of Individual Strategies on Intervertebral Efforts. 2021 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/253847

3. Hinnekens, Simon; Mahaudens, Philippe; Detrembleur, Christine; Fisette, Paul. Quantification of Abdominal and Back Muscles Forces: Calibration for the Sorensen test. 2020 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/237599

4. Hinnekens, Simon; Fisette, Paul; Detrembleur, Christine; Mahaudens, Philippe. Multibody-based Quantification of Abdominal and Back Muscle Forces for Predefined Static Postures. 2019 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/213461

5. 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. 2019 xxx. http://hdl.handle.net/2078.1/218314