Hôpital Nestlé – NES/03/063
Av. Pierre Decker 5
Tel. +41 21 314 1868
Fax +41 21 314 9792
Dr. Favre received an Electrical Engineering Degree and PhD Degree in Biomechanics from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2003 and 2008, respectively. His doctoral research primarily focused on the development of inertial sensors-based devices to analyze lower-limb movement and on the study of knee function after rupture and reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. After his PhD, Dr. Favre moved to Stanford University where he continued his research on knee mechanics and osteoarthritis. During his 5 years stay in California, he also worked on cartilage structure, and started developing methods to analyze tissues properties using biomedical imaging. In 2014, he joined the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), as co-Director of the Gait Laboratory and later this year co-founded the Swiss BioMotion lab (SBML).
Dr. Favre research spans from measurement, analysis, and modification techniques for human movement, to biomechanical modeling, data mining, and applied clinical research. He is also very active in the design of methods to analyze cartilage and bone morphology and composition using biomedical imaging. His research covers several musculoskeletal disorders, but over the last years he focused on the development of a general framework for knee osteoarthritis.