Patrick Boissy

Patrick Boissy
Université de Sherbrooke | UdeS · Department of Surgery

PhD Biomedical sciences

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Introduction
Patrick Boissy is a professor at the Department of Surgery, Orthopedic division at Université de Sherbrooke and a researcher at the Research Centre on Aging, CIUSSS Estrie Chus. Patrick is working on projects on the use of wearable technologies to assess mobility and activities in aging and telehealth interventions.
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June 2015 - present
Université de Sherbrooke
Position
  • Professor (Full)
September 2010 - June 2015
Université de Sherbrooke
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  • Professor (Associate)
June 2007 - August 2010
Université de Sherbrooke
Position
  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (151)
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Objectives. To compare paramedics’ ability to minimize cervical spine motion during patient transfer onto a vacuum mattress with two stabilization techniques (head squeeze vs. trap squeeze) and two transfer methods (log roll with one assistant (LR2) vs. 3 assistants (LR4)). Methods. We used a crossover design to minimize bias. Each lead paramedic p...
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Background: Functional motor impairments including mobility are major reasons for clinical intervention and medication adjustment in symptomatic therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD). Outcome measures used to assess the impact of medication are mostly based on patients' memory or diaries which, considering the gaps between visits, are neither objec...
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The genetically manipulated organism (GMO) crisis demonstrated that technological development based solely on the law of the marketplace and State protection against serious risks to health and safety is no longer a warrant of ethical acceptability. In the first part of our paper, we critique the implicitly individualist social-acceptance model for...
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Background: Attitude and Heading Reference Systems’ (AHRS) popularity in biomechanics has been growing rapidly over the past few years. However, the limits of operation and performances of such systems for motion capture are highly dependent upon their conditions of use and the environment they operate in. The objectives of this paper are to: (1) p...
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The way chronic diseases are managed is changing and patients are more than ever empowered through technology in playing an active role. Telecare and remote monitoring technologies and services are emerging as solutions to increase access to medical care, improve decision support and enhance patient engagement. While the potential benefits of tele...
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Background: Foot involvement is a major manifestation of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and can lead to severe levels of foot pain and disability and impaired functional mobility and quality of life. Gait spatiotemporal parameters (STPs) and gait variability, used as a clinical index of gait stability, have been associated with several adverse health o...
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Purpose This conceptual paper aims to describe aging all over the place (AAOP), a federative framework for action, research and policy that considers older adults’ diverse experiences of place and life trajectories, along with person-centered care. Design/methodology/approach The framework was developed through group discussions, followed by an ap...
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Background: Alpine skiing rescues are challenging because of the mountainous environment and risks of cervical spine motion (CSM) induced during victims' extrications (EXs) and downhill evacuations (DEs). The benefits of applying a cervical collar (CC) over manual in-line stabilization without CC (MILS) in terms of spinal motion restriction during...
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Introduction Foot involvement is a significant concern in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) as it can lead to severe levels of foot pain and disability and reduced mobility and quality of life. Previous studies have shown moderate efficacy for custom-made foot orthoses (CFO) in reducing foot pain and disability in people with rheumatoid arthritis. However,...
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Wearable global position system (GPS) technology can help those working with older populations and people living with movement disorders monitor and maintain their mobility level. Health research using GPS often employs inconsistent recording lengths due to the lack of a standard minimum GPS recording length for a clinical context. Our work aimed t...
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Background: Alpine skiing rescues are unique because of the mountainous environment and risks of cervical spine motion (CSM) induced during victims’ extrication (EX) and downhill evacuation (DE). Current pre-hospital guidelines recommend the application of full spinal immobilization using various orthotic devices such as cervical collars (CC) when...
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Introduction: Foot involvement is a major concern in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) as it can lead to severe levels of foot pain and disability as well as reduced mobility and quality of life. Previous studies have shown moderate efficacy in reducing foot pain and disability in rheumatoid arthritis patients with the use of custom-made foot orthoses (CFO...
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BACKGROUND Multiple mobility-related challenges frequently appear with aging. As a result, many older adults have difficulty getting around, to go, for example, to doctors’ appointments or leisure activities. Although various means of transportation are currently available, older adults do not necessarily use them, partly because they do not know w...
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Background: Multiple mobility-related challenges frequently appear with aging. As a result, many older adults have difficulty getting around, to go, for example, to doctors' appointments or leisure activities. Although various means of transportation are currently available, older adults do not necessarily use them, partly because they do not know...
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Background: It is important to foster social participation and health equity, especially for older adults in situations of vulnerability. Despite growing interest in vulnerability, there is no consensus regarding how to define or measure this concept. This paper provides an inventory and synthesis of definitions of and instruments measuring vulner...
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The objectives of this study were to assess the accuracy and precision of a system combining an IMU-instrumented sock and a validated algorithm for the estimation of the spatio-temporal parameters of gait. A total of 25 healthy participants (HP) and 21 patients with foot impairments secondary to psoriatic arthritis (PsA) performed treadmill walking...
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Background: Foot involvement is a major manifestation of psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and could lead to severe levels of foot pain and disability and impaired functional mobility and quality of life. Gait spatiotemporal parameters (STPs) and gait variability, used as a clinical index of gait stability, have been associated with several adverse health...
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Background Subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS) is a common complaint in orthopaedics. Subacromial corticosteroid injections (CSI) can relieve pain in the short term. Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) has been used for symptomatic pain relief in a variety of chronic pain conditions. The aim of this pilot study was to assess whethe...
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Background Occupational performance of older adults living in long-term care facilities is influenced by environmental possibilities and service provision. Pain among older adults with neurocognitive disorders might be a factor mitigating functional status. However, pain evaluation during daily routine through advanced stages of the disorder is sca...
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Levasseur, M., Lussier-Therrien, M., Biron, M. L., Guay, M., Léonard, G., Beaulieu, M., Abdulrazak, B., Bravo, G., Carrier, A., Coallier, J.-C., Cossette, B., Dubois, M.-F., Provencher, V., Boissy, P., Corriveau, H., & Tousignant, M. (4 au 6 février 2020). Définition des situations de vulnérabilité : vers des pratiques favorisant davantage l’inclus...
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BACKGROUND Real-life community mobility measures for older adults, especially those with Parkinson’s disease, are important tools when helping individuals maintain optimal function and quality of life. This is one of the first studies to compare an objective GPS sensor and subjective self-report community mobility measures in an older clinical popu...
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BACKGROUND Shoulder pain secondary to rotator cuff tendinopathy (RCT) affects a large proportion of patients in orthopaedic surgery practices. Corticosteroid injections (CSI) are a common intervention proposed for these patients. The clinical evaluation of a response to CSI is usually based only on the patient’s self-evaluation of his function, act...
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Background: Shoulder pain secondary to rotator cuff tendinopathy affects a large proportion of patients in orthopedic surgery practices. Corticosteroid injections are a common intervention proposed for these patients. The clinical evaluation of a response to corticosteroid injections is usually based only on the patient's self-evaluation of his fu...
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Introduction: High energy expenditure by healthy older individuals has numerous benefits, and housework and exercises done at home are among the most common physical activities. However, there is little knowledge about how characteristics of the urban built environment could impact energy expenditure for moderate and vigorous daily activities. This...
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Introduction: Understanding determinants of community mobility disability is critical for developing interventions aimed at preventing or delaying disability in older adults. In an effort to understand these determinants, capturing and measuring community mobility has become a key factor. The objectives of this paper are to present and illustrate t...
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Background: Absolute grip strength (aGS) is used to detect dynapenia, and is also an indicator of functional impairments such as mobility limitations. The objective of this study is to investigate whether dynapenia status assessed by absolute grip strength (aGS) is associated with loss of community mobility.Method: The population studied (n=62) was...
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Patient satisfaction with healthcare has a major impact on clinical outcomes and compliance. Satisfaction with telehealth services for speech and language problems has been documented but not in post-stroke aphasia. The main objective here was to evaluate patient satisfaction with speech tele rehabilitation based on the PACE pragmatic rehabilitatio...
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Patients with suspected spinal cord injuries undergo numerous transfers throughout treatment and care. Effective c-spine stabilization is crucial to minimize the impacts of the suspected injury. Healthcare professionals are trained to perform those transfers using simulation; however, the feedback on the manoeuvre is subjective. This paper proposes...
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Background Turning is a challenging mobility task requiring proper planning, coordination, and postural stability to be executed efficiently. Turn deficits can impair mobility and lead to falls in patients with neurodegenerative disease, such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). It was previously shown that the cranio-caudal sequence involved during a turn...
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Purpose: To: 1) characterize the overall experience in using the McGill immersive wheelchair – community centre (miWe-CC) simulator; and 2) investigate the experience of presence (i.e., sense of being in the virtual rather than in the real, physical environment) while driving a PW in the miWe-CC. Method: A qualitative research design with structure...
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Joint kinematics can be assessed using orientation estimates from Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS). However, magnetically-perturbed environments affect the accuracy of the estimated orientations. This study investigates, both in controlled and human mobility conditions, a trial calibration technic based on a 2D photograph with a pose e...
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Wearable sensors such as Inertial Measuring Units (IMUs) have been widely used to measure the quantity of physical activities during daily living in healthy and people with movement disorders through activity classification. These sensors have the potential to provide valuable information to evaluate the quality of the movement during activities of...
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Background: Turning is a challenging mobility task requiring coordination and postural stability. Optimal turning involves a cranio-caudal sequence (i.e., the head initiates the motion, followed by the trunk and the pelvis), which has been shown to be altered in patients with neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's disease as well as in fa...
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Chronic pain is a significant health problem in the elderly. The management of chronic pain in this population often remains a vexing challenge, notably for individuals who have difficulty communicating because of dementia. The aims of this study was to document, in these patients: (1) the feasibility of using a wearable plateform incorporating mul...
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With the advent of miniaturized body worn sensing technology it is now possible to collect and store data on different aspects of mobility under free-living conditions for long period of time. 88 older adults living in the community in Montreal (Canada) wore for 12 days a data logging platform incorporating a GPS receiver with an 3D accelerometer....
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Aging is often associated to higher risk for many negative health related events. For example, it is well known that falls increase significantly with age and their consequences are often dramatic. Similarly, the changes observed in seniors, be them associated with normal aging or pathological processes, often generate important mobility impairment...
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Background Joints kinematics assessment based on inertial measurement systems, which include attitude and heading reference system (AHRS), are quickly gaining in popularity for research and clinical applications. The variety of the tasks and contexts they are used in require a deep understanding of the AHRS accuracy for optimal data interpretation....
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Background Wearable sensors have the potential to provide clinicians with access to motor performance of people with movement disorder as they undergo intervention. However, sensor data often have to be manually classified and segmented before they can be processed into clinical metrics. This process can be time consuming. We recently proposed dete...
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Background: Although the use of telepractice in speech-language therapy for assessment purposes is well documented, its effectiveness and potential for rehabilitation in poststroke aphasia remain largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a remotely delivered synchronous pragmatic telespeech language therapy...
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Background: Digital inclinometer applications using data from embedded sensors on smartphone/multi-purpose pocket computers or "smart digital inclinometers" (SDIs) are now used to clinically assess range of motion (ROM). Objectives: The objectives of this study were to assess, compared with a biomechanical gold standard (GS), the trueness and mi...
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Background and introduction: Telerehabilitation after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is supported by strong evidence on the effectiveness of such intervention and from a cost-benefit point of view. Satisfaction of patients toward in-home telerehabilitation after TKA has not yet been examined thoroughly in large-scale clinical trials. This study aim...
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Clinical mobility assessment is traditionally performed in laboratories using complex and expensive equipment. The low accessibility to such equipment, combined with the emerging trend to assess mobility in a free-living environment, creates a need for body-worn sensors (e.g., inertial measurement units-IMUs) that are capable of measuring the compl...
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Optimal physical activity (PA) interventions are needed to increase PA in individuals with severe obesity, and optimize the results of bariatric surgery (BS). The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and effect of Pre-Surgical Exercise Training (PreSET) delivered in-home via telehealth (TelePreSET) in subjects awaiting BS. Six women foll...
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Orientation data for biomechanical assessment of motion may be obtained from inertial measurement units (IMUs) through the use of a fusion algorithm estimating the orientation of the platform in a fixed and global reference frame from 3D inertial sensors data (accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers). In the current literature, there are evidence...
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Background: Audio/video-mediated communication between patients and clinicians using videoconferencing over telecommunication networks is a key component of providing teletreatments in rehabilitation. Objective: The objectives of this study were to (1) document the conditions of use, performance, and reliability of videoconferencing-based commun...
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The use of inertial measurement units (IMUs) in motion analysis for clinical purposes is relatively recent. However, the use of such a system in free environment remains sparse. This is in part due the lack of robust algorithms to handle large volumes of data for performance evaluation and patient diagnosis. The present work examines the ability of...
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Objective: The objective of this study was to design effectively integrated information architecture for a mobile teleoperated robot in remote assistance to the delivery of home health care. Methods: Three role classes were identified related to the deployment of a telerobot, namely, engineer, technology integrator, and health professional. Pati...
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Background & aim: A recent trend in human motion capture is the use of inertial measurement units (IMUs) for monitoring and performance evaluation of mobility in the natural living environment. Although the use of such systems have grown significantly, the development of methods and algorithms to process IMU data for clinical purpose is still limi...
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The assessment of nanotechnology applications such as nanocarrier-based targeted drug delivery (TDD) has historically been based mostly on toxicological and safety aspects. The use of nanocarriers for TDD, a leading-edge nanomedical application, has received little study from the angle of experts’ perceptions and acceptability, which may be reflect...
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The availability of less resource-intensive alternatives to home visits for rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgeries is important, given the increasing need for home care services and the shortage of health resources. The goal of this trial was to determine whether an in-home telerehabilitation program is not clinically inferior to a face-to-...
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The use of inertial measurement units (IMUs) to capture human movement is relatively recent. Still, the development of methods and algorithms for clinical purpose is currently limited. Several clinical applications may be of value in the future; such as the follow-up of patients suffering from neurological impairment, drug evaluation, and so on. In...
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Arecent trend in clinical research is the use of inertial sensors-based systems (ISS) for remote mobility monitoring of population with neurological disorders (e.g., Parkinson’s disease) that are engaged in activities of daily living (ADL). Segmentation ADL is a key step for assessment of specific dysfunctions of mobility. However, visual segmentat...
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Introduction: People suffering from motor degenerative diseases often experience limited mobility, which could lead to physical and mental deterioration. There is a need for a more systematic method of monitoring and evaluating the loss of mobility to increase the quality of life of mobility to increase the quality of life[ 2]. Inertial sensors hav...
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The acceptability of nanomedical applications, which have the potential to generate ethical and societal impacts, is a significant factor in the deployment of nanomedicine. A lack of fit between nanomedical applications and society’s values may result from a partial consideration of such impacts. New approaches for technological evaluation focused...