Philippe Archambault, erg., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Researcher, CRIR - Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital of the CISSS de Laval
Scientific co-director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal (CRIR)
Scientific co-director, Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM)
Scientific Director, CRIR Inclusive Society Project

Phone: 450 688-9550 (4832)

Fax: 450 688-3673

Email: [email protected]


  • B.Sc., Physics, McGill University, 1990
  • B.Sc., Occupational Therapy, McGill University, 1993
  • M.Sc., Biomedical Engineering, Université de Montréal, 1997
  • Ph.D., Neurosciences, Université de Montréal, 2003
  • Postdoctorate, Neurophysiology, Union degli Universitari Roma, Roma, Italy

Research interests

Motor control, assistive technology, muscular dystrophy, upper limb rehabilitation.

Research laboratory

Laboratory on Advanced Technology in Rehabilitation

Recent publications

Battaglia-Mayer, A., Ferrari-Toriolo, S., Visco-Comandini, F., Archambault, P.S., Saberi-Moghadam, S., & Caminiti, R. (In press 2013). Impairment of online control of hand and eye movements in a monkey model of optic ataxia. Cerebral Cortex.

Archambault, P.S., Tremblay, S., Cachecho, S., Routhier, F. & Boissy, P. (2012). Driving performance in a power wheelchair simulator. Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology, 7(3), 226-233.

Norouzi-Gheidari, N., Archambault, P.S. & Fung, J. (2012). Effects of robot-assisted therapy on stroke rehabilitation in upper limbs: Systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 49(4), 479-496.

Rahman, M.H., Kittel-Ouimet, T., Saad, M., Kenné, J.P. & Archambault, P.S. (2012). Development and control of a robotic exoskeleton for shoulder, elbow and forearm movement assistance. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 9(3), 275-292.

Rahman, M.H., Saad, M., Kenné, J.P., Archambault, P.S. & Kittel-Ouimet, T. (2012). Development of a 4DoFs exoskeleton robot for passive arm movement assistance. International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation, 2(1), 34-50.

Vafadar, A.K., Côté, J.N. & Archambault, P.S. (2012). The effect of muscle fatigue on position sense in an upper limb multi-joint task. Motor Control, 16(2), 265-283.

Archambault, P.S., Ferrari-Toniolo, S. & Battaglia-Mayer, A. (2011). Online control of hand trajectory and evolution of motor intention in the parietofrontal system. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(2), 742-752.

Maheu, V., Frappier, J., Archambault, P.S. & Routhier, F. (2011). Evaluation of the JACO robotic arm: clinico-economic study for powered wheelchair users with upper-extremity disabilities. IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, 2011, 5975397.

Rahman, M.H., Kittel-Ouimet, T., Saad, M., Kenné, J.P. & Archambault, P.S. (2011). Robot assisted rehabilitation for elbow and forearm movements. International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, 1(4), 206-218.

Norouzi-Gheidari, N. & Archambault, P.S. (2010). Absence of equifinality of hand position in a double-step unloading task. Experimental Brain Research, 205(2), 167-182.

Sorrento, G., Archambault, P.S., Routhier, F., Dessureault, D. & Boissy, P. (2011). Assessment of joystick control during the performance of powered wheelchair driving tasks. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 8, 31.

Rahman, M.H., Saad, M., Kenné, J.P. & Archambault, P.S. (2011). Kinematic and dynamic modeling of a robotic exoskeleton for upper-limb rehabilitation. International Journal of Information Acquisition, 8(1), 83-102.

Research orientation

Axis 1 : Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Theme 2 : Physical and Cognitive Activities

Research Site

CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital of the CISSS de Laval

University Affiliation