François Routhier

François Routhier

525, boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel

Québec (Québec)  G1M 2S8

418 529-9141 # 6256

francois.routhier@rea.ulaval.ca

Chercheur intéressé à l’aménagement urbain et la conception universelle, aux aides techniques, aux habiletés requises en fauteuil roulant, de même qu’à la participation sociale des personnes utilisant des aides techniques.


Chercheur régulier du CIRRIS
Responsable de l'axe "Déterminants environnementaux et participation sociale"
Chercheur boursier Junior 1 du FRQ-S
Professeur adjoint, Programme d'ergothérapie, Département de réadaptation, Faculté de médecine, Université Laval
Professeur associé, Département de génie mécanique, Faculté des sciences et de génie, Université Laval
Thématique de recherche: 
Fonctions motrices, sens et perception
Environnement physique
Environnement technologique
Environnement social
Participation sociale et droits humains

Formation universitaire

  • Études postdoctorales  (Département d'Administration de la Santé de l'Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, 2008)
  • Études postdoctorales (Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, Montréal, Canada et Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 2007)
  • Ph.D. Médecine expérimentale (adaptation/réadaptation) (Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale, Institut de réadaptation en déficience physique de Québec, Québec, Canada, Université Laval, Québec, Canada, 2004)
  • M.Sc. Génie mécanique  Département de génie mécanique (Université Laval, Québec, 1997)
  • B.Sc. Génie mécanique Département de génie mécanique (Université Laval, Québec, 1993

Intérêts de recherche

  • Aides techniques (développement, efficacité, utilité, efficience, coûts, etc.) 
  • Évaluation et entraînement des habiletés requises en fauteuil roulant (manuel et motorisé)
  • Développement et validation d'outils et de méthodes d'évaluation clinique et de recherche et d’outils de formation/enseignement.
  • Développement et évaluation d'interventions auprès d’usagers d’aides techniques, principalement les aides à la mobilité 
  • Participation sociale des usagers de fauteuil roulant ayant subi une lésion de la moelle épinière
  • Aménagement urbains et conception universelle.

Livres, chapitres de livres et contributions à un ouvrage collectif

Luc Noreau, Geoffrey Edwards, Normand Boucher, Francois Routhier, Claude Vincent, Hubert Gascon, and Patrick Fougeyrollas.  (Chapitre 33). Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation, Volker Dietz and Nick Ward (eds), 399-417.

Enhancing Independent Community Access and Participation: Services, Technologies and Policies

Noreau L, Edwards G, Boucher N, Routhier F, Vincent C, Gascon H, Fougeyrollas P.  (Chapter 33). P 399-417; Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation,  Edited by Volker Dietz and Nick Ward. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK; 2015

Articles dans des revues scientifiques (avec comités de pairs)

Charette C, Routhier F, McFadyen BJ.
Neurosci Lett. 2015 Feb 19;588:83-7. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2015.01.002. Epub 2015 Jan 3.
PMID: 25562632

Sakakibara, B.M., Miller, W.C., Routhier, .F, Backman, C.L., Eng, J.J. (2014). Physical Therapy, 94(5), 664-674.

Kairy, D., Rushton, P., Archambault, P., Pituch, E., Torkia, C., El Fathi, A., Stone, P., Routhier, F., Forget, R., Demers, L., Pineau, J., & Gourdeau, R. (2014). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(2), 2244-2261.

 
Vincent C, Routhier F, Martel V, Mottard MÈ, Dumont F, Côté L, Cloutier D.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2014 Sep;9(5):414-20. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2013.825929. Epub 2013 Nov 25.
PMID: 24266810 [PubMed - in process]
Vincent C, Gagnon D, Routhier F, Leblond J, Boucher P, Blanchet M, Martin-Lemoyne V; ADMI group.
Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol. 2015 Mar;10(2):132-40. doi: 10.3109/17483107.2013.871075. Epub 2013 Dec 26.
PMID: 24369043 [PubMed - in process]
 
Blanchet M, Gagnon DH, Vincent C, Boucher P, Routhier F, Martin-Lemoyne V.
Assist Technol. 2013 Winter;25(4):247-52.
PMID: 24620708 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
 

Gagnon, D., Blanchet, M., Martin-Lemoyne, Vincent, C., Routhier, F. et Corriveau, H. Using a mobility assistance dog reduces upper limb effort during manual wheelchair ramp ascent in an individual with spinal cord injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine (ISSN: 10790268).  Appeared or available online: 12 April 2013. DOI: 10.1179/2045772313Y.0000000110

Lalumiere, M., Gagnon, D., Routhier, F., Desroches, G., Hassan, J., & Bouyer, L. J. (2013). Effects of rolling resistances on handrim kinetics during the performance of wheelies among manual wheelchair users with a spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 51, 245–251. doi:10.1038/sc.2012.140

Sakakibara, B. M., Miller, W. C., Eng, J. J., Backman, C. L., & Routhier, F. (2013). Preliminary examination of the relation between participation and confidence in older manual wheelchair users. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 94, 791–794. 

Baril, M., Laliberté, T., Gosselin, C., & Routhier, F. (2013). On the Design of a Mechanically Programmable Underactuated Anthropomorphic Prosthetic Gripper. Journal of Mechanical Design, 135, 121008. doi:10.1115/1.4025493

Sakakibara, B.M., Routhier, F., Lavoie, M.-P., Miller, W.C. (2013). Reliability and validity of the French-Canadian version of the Late Life Function and Disability Instrument (LLFDI-F) in older, community-living wheelchair-users, Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 20, 365-373.

Lamontagne, M.-E., Routhier, F., & Auger, C. (2013). Team consensus concerning important outcomes for augmentative and alternative communication assistive technologies: a pilot study. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 29, 182–189. doi:10.3109/07434618.2013.784927

Hubert, G., Tousignant, M., Routhier, F., Corriveau, H., Champagne, N. (2013). Effect of Service Dogs on Manual Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury: A Pilot Study, Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, 50(3), 341-50.

Hitzig SL, Noreau L, Balioussis C, Routhier F, Kairy D & Craven BC. (2013). Disability and Rehabilitation, 35, 1408–1414. doi:10.3109/09638288.2012.735340

Boucher, P., Atrash, A., Kelouwani, S., Honoré, W., Nguyen, H., Villemure, J., Routhier, F., Cohen, P., Demers, L., Forget, R. and Pineau. J. (2013). Design and validation of an intelligent wheelchair towards a clinically-functional outcome, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 10(1), 10-58.

Lemay V, Routhier F, Noreau L, Phang SH & Martin Ginis K. Spinal Cord;50(1):37-41, 2012

Vincent, C., & Routhier, F. (2012). Designs in AT research: Usefulness for therapists in clinical practice. Technology and Disability, 24(1), 49-58. doi: 10.3233/tad-2012-0333

Archambault, P. S., Tremblay, S., Cachecho, S., Routhier, F., & Boissy, P. (2012). Driving performance in a power wheelchair simulator. Disabil Rehabil Assist Technol, 7(3), 226-233.

Pradon, D., Pinsault, N., Zory, R., & Routhier, F. (2012). Could mobility performance measures be used to evaluate wheelchair skills? Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 44(3), 276-279.

Routhier, F., Kirby, R. L., Demers, L., Depa, M., & Thompson, K. (2012). Efficacy and Retention of the French-Canadian Version of the Wheelchair Skills Training Program for Manual Wheelchair Users: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(6), 940-948.

Rousseau-Harrison, K., Rochette, A., Routhier, F., Dessureault, D., Thibault, F., & Côté, O. (2012). Perceived impacts of a first wheelchair on social participation. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 7(1), 37-44.

Pradon, D., Pinsault, N., Zory, R., & Routhier, F. (2012). Could mobility performance measures be used to evaluate wheelchair skills? Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 44(3), 276-279. doi: 10.2340/16501977-0919

Vincent, C., & Routhier, F. (2012). Designs in Assistive Technology research: Usefulness for therapists in clinical practice. Technology and Disability, 24, 49-58.

Phang, S. H., Martin Ginis, K. A., Routhier, F., & Lemay, V. (2012). The role of self-efficacy in the wheelchair skills-physical activity relationship among manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(8), 625-632.

Rousseau-Harrison, K., Rochette, A., Routhier, F., Dessureault, D., Thibault, F., & Cote, O. (2012).Perceived impacts of a first wheelchair on social participation. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 7(1), 37-44.

Archambault, P. S., Tremblay, S., Cachecho, S., Routhier, F., & Boissy, P. (2012).Driving performance in a power wheelchair simulator. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 7(3), 226-233.

Mohammadian, S.H., Routhier, F., & Aït-Kadi, D. (2011). Sustainable Reuse Approaches Based on Residual Lifetime: A Case Study in Assistive Technology, International Journal of Performability Engineering. Special Issue on Multi-state system reliability, 7(3), 291-300.

Pineau J., West R., Atrash A., Villemure J. & Routhier F. (2011). Towards a Standardized Test for Intelligent Powered Wheelchairs, International Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems, 16(2), 121-128.

Auger, C., Demers, L., linas, I., Routhier, F., Mortenson, W. B., & Miller, W. C. (2010).Reliability and validity of telephone administration of the wheelchair outcome measure for middle-aged and older users of power mobility devices. Journal of rehabilitation medicine, 42(6), 574-581.

Mohammadian, S. H., Aït-Kadi, D., & Routhier, F. (2010). Quantitative accelerated degradation testing: Practical approaches. Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 95(2), 149-159.

Auger, C., Demers, L., Gélinas, I., Routhier, F., Jutai, J., Guérette, C., & Deruyter, F. (2009). Development of a French-Canadian version of the Life-Space Assessment (LSA-F): content validity, reliability and applicability for power mobility device users. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 4(1), 31-41.

Routhier, F., Desrosiers, J., Vincent, C., & Nadeau, S. (2005).Reliability and construct validity studies of an obstacle course to assess mobility performance of wheelchair users. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 28(1): 49-56.

Development of an obstacle course assessment of wheelchair user performance: A content validity study

Routhier, F., Vincent, C., Desrosiers, J., Nadeau, S. & Guérette, C. (2004). Development of an obstacle course assessment of wheelchair user performance (OCAWUP): A content validity study. Technology and Disability, 16(1): 19-31.

Routhier, F., Vincent, C., Desrosiers, J., & Nadeau, S. (2003).  Mobility of wheelchair users: a proposed performance assessment framework. Disability and Rehabilitation, 25(1), 19-34.

Évaluation d’un programme de recyclage de fauteuils roulants

Vincent, C., Routhier, F., & Guérette, C. (2003). Évaluation d’un programme de recyclage de fauteuils roulants. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(1), 21-32.

Vincent, C., Drouin, G., & Routhier, F. (2002). Examination of new environmental control applications. Assistive Technology, 14(2), 98-111. 

Routhier, F., Vincent, C., Morissette, M.J., & Desaulniers, L. (2001). Clinical results of an investigation of paediatric upper limb myoelectric prosthesis fitting at the Quebec Rehabilitation Institute. Prosthetics and Orthotics International, 25, 119-131. 

Présentations scientifiques (orales ou par affiches)

Gamache, S, Vincent, C., Routhier, F., McFadyen, B., Fiset, D. & Beauregard, L. 2014 International Summit on Accessibility, Hosted by Carleton University, July 12-15, 2014, Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (international) 

Martin-Lemoine, V., Gagnon, Vincent, C., Routhier, F.
ADMI Group (Assistance Dog for Motor Impairments Group).
merican Congress of Rehabiliation Medecine, 91st Annual conference, Progress in rehabilitation research, Intercontinental, convention center, Toronto, ON, Canada, 7-11 oct. 2014. (international)
 

Traction provided by a mobility assistance dog reduces upper limb efforts when manual wheelchair users with spinal cord injury propel up a ramp: a comprehensive biomechanical analysis

Martin-Lemoine, V., Gagnon, D., Corriveau, H., Vincent, C., Routhier, F.  
6th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference, Toronto, Friday October 3rd, 2014. (international)

Visuo-locomotor coordination for manual wheelchair versus biped navigation: A Preliminary Study

Charrette, C., Routhier, F., & McFadyen, B.J. (2014). Visuo-locomotor coordination for manual wheelchair versus biped navigation: A Preliminary Study. 2014 ISPGR World Congress. Vancouver, Canada, June 29-July 3.

Benefits of JACO robotic arm on independent living and social participation: an exploratory study

Routhier, F., Archambault, P., Cyr, M.-C., Maheu, V., Lemay, M. & Gélinas, I. (2014). RESNA 2014. Indianapolis, IN, USA, June 11-15.

Dermoskeletal techonology as a means to improve mobility in individuals with multiple sclerosis: a pilot study

Bouyer, L., Routhier, F., Rahn, C. & McFadyen, B. (2014). RESNA 2014. Indianapolis, IN, USA, June 11-15. 

Electronic Mobility Aid Devices for Deafblind Persons: Outcome Assessment

Vincent, C., Routhier, F., Martel V., Mottard, M.-E., Dumont, F., Côté, L., Cloutier, D. (2013). Electronic Mobility Aid Devices for Deafblind Persons: Outcome Assessment. 12th European Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe Conference (AAATE 2013). Vilamoura, Portugal, September 19-22. 

Improving accessibility to public buildings: a co-design approach

Gamache S, Routhier F, Noreau L & Morales E. (2013). In Proceedings of the RESNA 2013 – 36e International Conference on Technology and Disability: Research, Design and Practice, Bellevue, WA, USA, June 20-24.

Changes that Occur Among New and Experienced Older Adult Power Wheelchair Users: A Three Month Follow Up

Rushton, P.W., Demers, L., Routhier, F., & CanWheel Research Team. (2012). Changes that Occur Among New and Experienced Older Adult Power Wheelchair Users: A Three Month Follow Up. RESNA 2012 Annual Conference, Baltimore, É-U., June 28 - July 3.

Wheelchair mobility and its relationship to confidence with using a manual wheelchair among older adults. International Federation on Ageing

Sakakibara, B.M., Miller, W.C., & Routhier, F. (2012). Wheelchair mobility and its relationship to confidence with using a manual wheelchair among older adults. International Federation on Ageing – 11th Global Conference on Ageing, Prague, Czech Republic. May 28 June 1.

Mobility Profile and Wheelchair Driving Skills of Powered Wheelchair Users: Sensor-Based Event Recognition Using a Support Vector Machine Classifier

Moghaddam, K., Pineau, J., Frank, J., Archambault, P., Routhier, F., Audet, T., Polgar, J., Michaud, F., & Boissy, P. (2011). Mobility Profile and Wheelchair Driving Skills of Powered Wheelchair Users: Sensor-Based Event Recognition Using a Support Vector Machine Classifier. 33e Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Boston, USA. 30 août - 3 septembre 2011. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2011; 2011:7336-9

Evaluation of the JACO robotic arm : Clinico-economic study for powered wheelchair users with upper-extremity disabilities

Maheu, V., Frappier, J., Archambault, P. & Routhier, F. (2011) Evaluation of the JACO robotic arm : Clinico-economic study for powered wheelchair users with upper-extremity disabilities. 2011 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR). 29 juin et 1er juillet 2011. IEEE Int Conf Rehabil Robot. 2011 Jun; 2011 : 1-5

Gamache, S., Vincent, C., McFadyen, B. J., Routhier, F., Beauregard, L. & Fiset, D. (2012). Mesure de l’accessibilité aux infrastructures urbaines pour les adultes présentant des déficiences physiques. Québec (Canada): Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale.

Rapports de recherche

Rapport du Groupe de travail sur le transfert de connaissances en traumatologie.

Noreau L, Bérubé M, Girard M, Kairy D, Lavoie A, Leclair K, Lefebvre H,  Martin JC, Routhier F & Truchon C. Présenté au mandataire: les Partenaires du Consortium pour le développement de la recherche en traumatologie. Québec; 55 pages; 2010.

Professionels de recherche

  • Émilie Lacroix, Dt.P., MSc
  • Josiane Lettre, erg., M.erg., M.Sc.
  • Olivier Doyle, B.Sc.

Étudiants au doctorat

  • Christelle Montreuil, Doctorat en conception et accessibilité universelle, Université Laval (Codirecteur : Dr Ernesto Morales)
  • Stéphanie Gamache M.Sc, Doctorat en médecine expérimentale, Université Laval (Codirectrice : Dre Marie-Hélène Vandersmissen, CRAD, Université Laval)

Étudiants à la maîtrise

  • Ratiba Bouskani (Codirecteur : Dr Brad McFadyen)
  • Caroline Charrette (Directeur : Dr Brad McFadyen)
  • Anita Gagnon, erg. (Codirectrice : Dre Claude Vincent)
  • Valérie Martin-Lemoyne, pht (Directeur : Dr Dany Gagnon, École de réadaptation, Université de Montréal)
  • Véronique Lajeunesse (Directrice : Dre Claude Vincent)

Cliniciens-collaborateurs

  • Valérie Lemay, erg., M.Sc., IRDPQ
  • Marie-Pierre Johnson, erg., IRDPQ
  • Caroline Rahn, pht., IRDPQ

 

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