Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement (LMAM)

The multidisciplinary research of the Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement aims on improving movement monitoring and analysis in real-world conditions, through the design of wearable systems and algorithms. We are particularly interested to characterise sport performances and pathologies affecting motor function.


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27th August 2019 – LMAM in Heidi News

Heidi news was dedicated to motion sensor for sport training by introducing the LMAM startup Archinisis based on Fribourg, active in sport technology and present in FORUM 2019.

6th May 2019 – IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics article out personalised approach for real-world gait estimation

Abolfazl Soltani at LMAM in collaboration with industry designed a personalised model which took unique gait style of each subject into account to estimate the speed from a wrist sensor. Results demonstrated that the personalized model provided similar performance as GNSS. The study was published online in IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

11 April 2019 – MOBILISE-D was launched

The Mobilise-D consortium consists of 34 partners from the academic, pharmaceutical and industrial fields, including EPFL. Researchers at LMAM  are working on a device that can measure people’s gait during their everyday activities. The project is supported by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), and it is being led by the University of Newcastle in the UK. It has a budget of 50 million euros, of which the European Union is contributing 29 million euros. It is expected to run for five years: two years of technical work and three years of clinical trials.

3rd April 2019 – Methods in Ecology and Evolution article out on animal behaviour recognition using accelerometers

Using data collected on ten wild Kalahari meerkats, LMAM, in collaboration with the University of Zurich, developed a new method that combines biomechanics and machine learning to recognise commonly observed animal behaviours such as foraging, running, and resting. The study was published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, and is receiving quite some attention from national and international press:  EPFL NewsBritish Ecological Society, ScienceDailySwissInfo, myScience, EurekAlert!Phys.orgLe MatinLe Soir24 Heures20 MinutesTribune de Genève.



LMAM research focus on the design of wearable and implanted technology to characterize and evaluate pathologies affecting motor function or to study motor performances in sports

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Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement


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CH-1015 Lausanne

Prof. Kamiar Aminian
MED 0 1315
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Tel: 41 (0) 21 693 26 17
Fax: 41 (0) 21 693 69 15

Secretary Francine Eglese
MED 0 1016
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Tel: 41 (0) 21 693 56 92
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