Félix Chénier, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Physical Activities Sciences, UQAM,
Regular Researcher, CRIR—Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM), Gingras Pavilion, CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

Phone: 514 340-2111 (2174)

Fax: 514 340-2154

Email: chenier.felix@uqam.ca

Website: http://www.felixchenier.com


  • B.Sc.A., Electrical Engineering, École polytechnique de Montréal, 2005
  • M.Sc.A., Microelectronics/Brain Imaging Engineering, École polytechnique de Montréal, 2008
  • Ph.D., Health Technologies, École de technologie supérieure, 2012
  • Postdoctorat, Rehabilitation Science, CRIR—Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal, 2015

Research interest

Development of new technologies and biomechanical study of manual wheelchair propulsion, with the aim of promoting an active lifestyle while preventing the development of musculoskeletal disorders in wheelchair users.

See the presentation of his research program

Research laboratories

Mobility and Adaptive Sports Research Lab

Pathokinesiology and Functional Activities Laboratory

Selected publications

Chénier, F., Alberca, I., Faupin, A., & Gagnon, D. H. (2022). Interpreting the tilt-and-torsion method to express shoulder joint kinematics. Clinical Biomechanics92, 105573. [doi]

Chénier, F., Alberca, I., Gagnon, D. H., & Faupin, A. (2022). Impact of Sprinting and Dribbling on Shoulder Joint and Pushrim Kinetics in Wheelchair Basketball Athletes. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences3, 9.[doi]

Chénier, F. (2021). Kinetics Toolkit: An Open-Source Python Package to Facilitate Research in Biomechanics. Journal of Open Source Software6(66), 3714. [doi]

Chénier, F., Pelland-Leblanc, J.-P., Parrinello, A., Marquis, E., & Rancourt, D. (2021). A high sample rate, wireless instrumented wheel for measuring 3D pushrim kinetics of a racing wheelchair. Medical Engineering & Physics87, 30–37. [doi]

Chénier, F., Champagne, A., Desroches, G., & Gagnon, D.H. (2018). Unmatched speed perceptions between overground and treadmill manual wheelchair propulsion in long-term manual wheelchair users. Gait & Posture, 61(398-402). [doi]

–Other publications

Research orientation

Axis 1: Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Thème 1 : The person, their entourage and the community

Theme 1: Functional Mechanisms

Research Site

CRIR - Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM), CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal

University Affiliation