Simon Hinnekens graduated from the Université catholique de Louvain in June 2018 as a mechanical engineer. His interest in human body motion and running, reinforced by a one-year exchange program at the University of Notre-Dame (Indiana, USA) in the field of biomechanics, motivated him to apply for a PhD research.
His research project deals with the quantification of abdominal and back muscle forces involved in the human trunk during motion. The originality of this project is to develop a hybrid approach which consists of making the most of EMG signals to enrich a multibody model and to narrow the optimization parameters space when dealing with muscle redundancy.
Simon is the Mac-user of the Robotran team. Any bug related to Mac will be dealt by him one way or another. His contributions to Robotran are mainly pedagogical.