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Laurent Bouyer

Ph.D. (doctor),  Regular member
Principal Interest
Rehabilitation
Secondary Interest
Neuropathic pain
Primary Affiliation

Université Laval

Secondary Affiliation
Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale (CIRRIS)

Biography

Laurent Bouyer received his B.Sc. (1990; Dept. of Physiology) and Ph.D. (1996; Aerospace Medical Research Unit) from McGill University. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship (1996-2001) at Université de Montréal on animal models of motor control after spinal cord injury. He is now a Full Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation at Université Laval. Director of the Neuroscience Research Center and researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CIRRIS), his research program focuses on motor control and motor learning and on how pain affects these neuromotor processes. Most of his research projects are carried out in interdisciplinary teams that combine health sciences and engineering. His research methods/projects include motor pattern recordings in the laboratory, remote EMG and movement sensing / telemetry in real-world environments, improving clinical tests using wearable sensors, characterizing the effects of pain and muscle fatigue on movement control, and developing new technologies (robotics & wearables) and software for rehabilitation.