Faculté des Sciences du Sport & Institut des Sciences du Mouvement – Aix-Marseille Université
163 Avenue de Luminy, CP 910, 13009 Marseille
Laurent Vigouroux is a Ph.D. in biomechanics and sport sciences (Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France), currently assistant professor at the Institute of Movement Sciences (UMR CNRS 7287) in Marseille, France. His work focuses on understanding the hand and the grip functions in human beings. He currently uses biomechanical analysis and biomechanical modelling to assess descriptive variables of the grasping tasks (articular and muscle forces) which are impossible to measure directly and still currently unknown. Based on these analyses, he provides answers to fundamental questions about the functioning of the human body and he participates in the development of solution for ergonomic and clinical issues. His work results in publications of more than 20 articles in peer review journals.