I am the founder and director of EuroMov , a new european centre for research, technology, and innovation in the science of movement in the south of France.
My teaching and research activities are carried out mostly here in Montpellier, but involve several collaborators in France, Europe, North America, and Asia. Most of my research activities are funded by the European Union. Since 2004, I have contributed, as partner or coordinator, to several EU projects including ENACTIVE (partner), SKILLS (partner), EBRAMUS (partner), iMOSE (coordinator), MARS (coordinator), ALTEREGO (coordinator), BEATHEALTH (coordinator).
How do we and other animals move? How do we stand, walk, run or jump?
How do we perceive information in the world and act accordingly? How is it possible that we can coordinate, often unconsciously, the myriad of elements composing our body (neurons, segments, joints, tendons, muscles, etc..) and act efficiently, in a stable yet adaptable way?
My interest is in Movement. Movements that are directed toward a goal, whether the goal is an object to reach or a form to reproduce in a cultural context, whether performance is mediated or not by modern technology, such as immersive virtual reality systems or multimodal human-machine interfaces.
This site contains information about my research and teaching activities. Links to my colleagues around the world and PDF documents (articles, slides, teaching outlines) are also available.
For any question, comment or suggestion, please contact me
Kick off meeting on October 4-5, 2013 of our new FP7 (ICT Challenge 5) European project - BEATHEALTH - Health and Wellness on the beat
On June 24, 2013, we inaugurated the new building of our EuroMov centre, at the occasion of the international conference – HEALTH IN MOTION – organized by the EuroMov research unit — Movement to Health (M2H, Montpellier-1 University).
New articles in press in PLOS One
Our new FP7 ICT european project AlterEgo aims at enhancing social interactions using information technology such as virtual reality and robotics.