CRIR-HJR Scientific Conference: Guillaume Durandau, Ph.D. | January 9, 2024 : Informing robotic systems about the user to optimize assistance and rehabilitation

When: 9 January 2024 12:00 to 9 January 2024 13:00

Where: Conference offered on line and in person at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, 3205 Pl. Alton-Goldbloom, Laval, QC H7V 1R2 | Room D 1004. Confirm your attendance:
Via Zoom
Registration required here :

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Scientific conference presented by the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital of the CISSS de Laval

This CRIR scientific conference is organized as part of the HJR’s “Parlons recherche” series.

Presentations by researchers or postdoctoral fellows on the findings of their research projects


Informing robotic systems about the user to optimize assistance and rehabilitation

January 9, 2024, 12 noon to 1 p.m.

  • Hybrid conference offered in English:
    • In person : Hôpital juif de réadaptation, 3205 Pl. Alton-Goldbloom, Laval, QC H7V 1R2 | Room D 1004 | Confirm your attendance:
    • On line, on Zoom, with registration

Registration required here



About this conference

How can we inform robotic system controllers about users’ residual abilities?
Neuromusculoskeletal models represent human digital twin that allow us to look at the inner workings of the human body. This provides a unique opportunity to inform robotic systems or looking for biomarkers for rehabilitation. What’s more, these digital twins, augmented by artificial intelligence, can be used to simulate movement without the need for experimental data, opening the way to predictive simulation for rehabilitation.



Guillaume Durandau, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; McGill University
Regular Researcher, CRIR – Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital, CISSS de Laval

Guillaume Durandau is a new assistant professor at McGill University, where he heads the NeuRoC Lab.
He received his PhD from the University of Twente in the Netherlands and his MSc from the Université de Sherbrooke.



The long-term aim of Guillaume Durandau’s research program is to understand and model the neuromusculoskeletal system of healthy people and people with disabilities, with the goal of creating new controllers for assistive robotic devices customized to users’ needs. To this end, his research interests include the creation of new neuromusculoskeletal models that can be personalized, and the creation of predictive simulations to examine the short- and medium-term effects of rehabilitation strategies. Guillaume is also studying and developing interfaces between neuromusculoskeletal models and biological signals such as neural signals (EMG, HD-EMG) and kinematics (joint angles, ultrasound muscle kinematics).