The Movement Analysis Unit (PAM) is dedicated to the human gait, posture and movement studies.
It is a part of the Aquitaine Institute for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience (INCIA) in Bordeaux.
In 2015, the PAM received the IBISA label, evidence of quality in biological and health research structures.
The aim is to provide a full range of advanced technologies for non-invasive studies on humans to basic researchers and clinicians. Users are scientists from neuroscience, kinesiology or robotics as well as clinicians in neurology, physical rehabilitation, ergonomics, … Our space is approved for biomedical studies, and the proximity with biology laboratories allows us to transfer our technology to animal models.
We support annually about 20 basics research projects, with academic as well as private partners, and our team benefits from several grants for its own research.
The vicinity of Bordeaux hospital offers to the clinicians the possibility of high-level gait and abnormal movement analysis. An agreement with the hospital together with a strong partnership with the physical medicine unit leads to the clinical evaluation of about 100 patients per year (cerebral palsy, Parkinson disease, …). Lastly, the PAM is an exceptional pedagogical support and we currently give lessons to students in science, medicine and physical rehabilitation that can apply immediately the learned tools.
Moreover, various developments will find their outcomes like ambulatory clinical analysis or new setup in virtual reality.