Ongoing funded projects


 ECOS-Sud Chili – C16E05 – F. Jaillet – 01/01/2017 – 31/12/2019

The training of medical gestures performed directly on the patient raises ethical (exposition of the patient at risks bound to the educative process), or even forensic problems. That is why, the training in gynecology obstetrics is mainly based on the observation, while the learning needs to be a practical experience, and while the in situ manipulation of medical surgical instruments, such as pairs of forceps, require dexterity and a complete understanding of the situation. This project aims to produce an optimal biomechanical model, which supports real time simulation of the interaction between the pelvic dynamics of the expectant mother and fetus during childbirth, in connection with the haptic interface, enabling training.

 ANR PRCI – OMEGA (Optimization-based forward musculoskeletal simulation of pathological gait) – N. Pronost – 01/11/2016 – 31/10/2020

Knowledge of the motion and loading of the human body and its parts is essential in many fields of human medicine and in particular in orthopedic and trauma surgery. Modern numerical methods have advanced to the point that they are useful for estimating forces in the relevant structures based on a priori knowledge motion and external loading. However, their general usefulness is limited by their inability to predict motion and loading in response to changes in the body caused by disease or as a result of applying a given therapy to treat a disease. The aim of this project is to develop a new generation of forward simulator, based on the computation of most optimal motions, with the promise of predicting and thus improving therapeutic strategies for individual patients.

 IDEFI-SAMSEI –  SPARTE (Simulator of Puncture for ARTiculations under Echography) – F. Zara – 01/10/2016 – 31/09/2019

The gesture of the puncture of large joints has evolved over the last ten years with the use of an ultrasound probe to better guide the insertion of the needle during the operation. The main difficulty in the realization and the learning of this gesture resides thus in the simultaneous manipulation of two instruments. It is necessary to know how to manipulate the ultrasound probe (to visualize the gesture performed on a remote screen) while inserting the needle into the joint. These two instruments can also be interchanged during the puncture, making the operation all the more delicate. The objective of the SPARTE project is the realization of a simulator for learning the gesture of the puncture of large joints under ultrasound.


Former projects

European Union ETOILE (2007-2015)
ANR ANR MN : SAGA (2012-2016)

ANR TecSan : CIRDO (2011-2014)

IN2P3 ClaRyS (2015-2016)

Kurio Eye (2014-2016)

 FUI Previz (2013-2015)


 Rhône-Alpes region projects (ISLE cluster) GMCAO

SIMED (2005 – 2008)

 LIRIS transverse projects AnimIA – 2015

EVASION (Tools for Intuitive Scenarios of Virtual Environments Activities) – 2015

IAD – Developmental Learning: Theory and Applications – 2014

GenSim – Multi-Resolution Volume Mesh Generation and Adaptive Reshaping for Physical Simulation – 2013

TopoSim – Generic topological model for the physical simulation of deformable objects – 2012

REANIM (Physical animation revisited for representations of REndu) – 2012

IIBM (Motion-Based Intelligent Interactions) – 2010