Virtual Reality Applications

Full body immersion

Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation

3D simulation of the shoulder joint in tennis players

3D Body Scanning Solutions

Virtual cloning using a photogrammetric scanner

3D Simulation and Surgical Planning

Dynamic planning for Total Hip Arthroplasty

My Research

Since 2011, I am the Research Director of Artanim, a non-profit research institution recognized by Innosuisse, the Swiss Innovation Agency. Artanim is one of the largest motion capture centers in Switzerland and works in close collaboration with Swiss and international universities, as well as industrial partners.

Projects conducted by Artanim target two strategic axes of research. The first axis is medical research where motion capture combined with 3D medical imaging is used to better understand human joint structures and to improve diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The second axis develops virtual or augmented reality applications with a focus on real time interaction and using cutting edge motion capture and 3D body scanning technologies.

Research Areas


Joint biomechanics

(3D modeling and motion analysis)

3D simulation and computer-assisted surgical planning

(native or prosthetic joints)

Medical imaging, orthopedics and human movement science


Sport medicine and rehabilitation


Cognitive science and neuroscience


Motion capture applications from different technologies

(optical, inertial, markerless)

3D body scanning solutions and humanoid avatar creation from scan data


Character animation


Real time motion interaction and animation


Interactive virtual or augmented reality applications