Faculté des Sciences du Sport & Institut des Sciences du Mouvement – Aix-Marseille Université
163 Avenue de Luminy, CP 910, 13009 Marseille
Guillaume Rao is a M.Sc. in Engineering and Ergonomics of Human Movement (Aix-Marseille University) and a Ph.D. in Human Movement Sciences (Aix-Marseille University), currently associate professor in Biomechanics both at the Sport Sciences Department of Aix-Marseille University and at the Institute of Movement Sciences (UMR CNRS 7287) in Marseille, France. His work focuses on understanding the lower limb and foot functions in animals and human beings. He currently uses motion analysis, biomechanical modelling and nonlinear analysis techniques to assess descriptive variables of the locomotion such as local dynamic stability, muscle forces, and muscle fibre behaviour. Based on these analyses, he provides answers to fundamental questions about the functioning of the human body and participates in the development of sport and clinical equipment. His work results in publications of several articles in peer review journals.