Studies of walking.
Manufacture of exoprosthesis
Man is first of all what throws himself into a future, and what is conscious of projecting himself into the future. Man is first and foremost a project that is lived subjectively. (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Posturology is an unconventional method of studying posture, an automatic and unconscious motor act that allows: to adopt an erect position; to stabilize this position in static or dynamic; to develop the spatial knowledge of the self in relation to its environment.
An orthosis is an appliance that compensates for an absent or deficient function, assists a joint or muscle structure, stabilizes a body segment during a rehabilitation or rest phase. It differs from the prosthesis, which replaces a missing element.
Walking is the most important form of human movement. Fossils dating back nearly 4 million years already attest to the bipedalism of humanoids. It is therefore not a coincidence that walking is the oldest and most studied field in biomechanics, as illustrated by the number of journals and journals dedicated to its study.
There are several types of prostheses in the forefront of which is the external prosthesis. Also known as an exoprosthesis, this device makes it possible to replace an amputated limb. The articular prosthesis is a second example of equipment which, this time, is directly implanted within the body.