University of Montpellier

Université de Montpellier (UM) is a higher education and research institution located in the south of France. UM is the 6th largest university in France counting more than 43,000 students, 2,300 lecturers and researchers, and including 9 faculties and 3 institutes of technology. UM received the “HR Excellence in Research” award from the European Commission in March 2015 for its human resources strategy for research. UM hosts EuroMov Digital Health in Motion, a joint research unit with the French Mines Telecom Institute (IMT Mines Ales, an affiliated entity in the ShareSpace project). In Montpellier, the 2500 m2 EuroMov building is located in the heart of the scientific and technological district in a close distance to hospitals, research centres and dominant scientific institutions (e.g., CNRS, INSERM, IRD, CIRAD, INRIA etc.). It is composed of 5 interacting sections [Research, Technology, Training, Incubation, R&D] favoring the cross-fertilization between public research, technological innovations, and entrepreneurship, with all facilities and equipment available (e.g., office space, large technological platforms, meeting rooms, visio conference, etc.). At EuroMov, we conduct research and innovation actions at the cross-over between movement sciences, health sciences, and data sciences, with acknowledged experience in multisensory motor control and social synchronization, from fundamental (e.g., neuroscientific, cognitive) clinical (e.g., mental pathologies with social disorders), and data science (graph theory, nonlinear dynamics) perspectives. The EuroMov team is involved in all activities of the ShareSpace project, leads WP1 (Overall framework definition) and WP6 (Integration, Real-World Scenarios, and Validation), with a particular focus on how sensorimotor synchronisation contributes to our sense of social connectedness in XR. 

Project members

Benoît Bardy 

Team Leader

Marta Bienkiewicz 

Key Researcher

Christophe Gernigon 

Key Researcher

Ludovic Marin 

Key Researcher

Simon Pla

Chief Engineer

Julia Ayache

Patrice Guyot 

Key Researcher