The Kinarm is an exoskeleton that can both measure the movements made by the participant or move his arms slowly (to assess the sensation of movement). During the experiment, the participant is placed in front of a screen showing, for example, targets to be reached.
Thanks to a historic donation from Opération Enfant Soleil, which responded favorably to the grant request from Fondation Élan, the system is now equipped with a state of the art eye tracking device. This addition allows to measure the eye movements in conjunction with the movement of the arms.
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
Transcranial magnetic stimulation is a non-invasive and painless technique used to stimulate different parts of the body. The device consists of a coil connected to a stimulator. Before each experiment, the members of the research team perform a series of stimulations to determine the area to target and the average of stimulation.
Conveyor belt system with force sensors
Conveyor belt system for measuring forces.
Vicon motion detection system with nine cameras.