Movement Out of the Lab


Event details

Date 27.11.2023
Hour 17:3018:30
Speaker Prof. Kamiar Aminian
Location Online
Category Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture
Event Language French
With advances in wearable technology and the emergence of novel, miniaturized motion sensors over the last three decades, a notable shift in biomechanics has occurred, focusing on the monitoring of movement in non-laboratory environments. The comprehensive analysis of movement patterns in real-world settings and over extended temporal periods has unveiled novel biomarkers. In this lecture, we will take a few steps along a well-marked path that I had the privilege of paving with my research group between the laboratory and the real world to explore the kinematics and dynamics of movement with wearable sensors and extend their application to everyday life. I will describe how movement analysis can be leveraged in orthopedics and sports, in neurology and in aging, to assess health, physical performance, and detect disorders.

Kamiar Aminian obtained a master's degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in biomedical engineering from EPFL in 1982 and 1989, respectively. He also completed a postgraduate degree in technical computing before joining Sharif University of Technology (Tehran, Iran) as an Assistant Professor. Later, he served as a scientific adjunct and lecturer at the Metrology Laboratory at EPFL. In 2002, he founded and led the Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement (LMAM) at EPFL. Since 2007, he has held the position of "Professor titulaire" (Adjunct Professor) at EPFL's Institute of Bioengineering, where his research has primarily focused on the monitoring and analysis of human movement in real-life conditions, primarily through the development of wearable systems. Kamiar Aminian has contributed to the creation of several start-ups in the field of gait analysis, sports performance and injury prevention.

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Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Dean's Office, School of Engineering (STI) ; Institute of Bioengineering (IBI)