Davy Laroche

  • Clinical Research Scientist
  • davy.laroche@chu-dijon.fr
  • CCGA 045
  • Plateforme d’Investigation Technologique (PIT)
    CIC INSERM 1432
    CHU de DIJON – Pôle de Rééducation-Réadaptation
    23 A, rue Gaffarel – BP 77908 – 21079 DIJON Cedex


Clinical research, biomechanics, psychometrics on digital biomarkers.

PhD 2003 : « Locomotor adaptions of patients with rhumatoid arthritis »

French – Habilitation à diriger des recherches 2019 : « Gait analysis for patients with hip or spine osteoarthrtitis.»

University degree on Statistics and methodological applied to medicine and biology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris.

University degree on project management for clinical research, Université Paris-Bichat, Paris

My field of research is based on a holistic approach of motor function through various dimensions, biomechanical, bioenergetic, cognitive, and via the prism of different types of pathologies. The objective is to achieve a better understanding of motor function and to validate relevant measurement of digital biomarkers using motor function as a marker of deficit/disease. More recently, we develop an ecological-based monitoring tools for patients with chronic diseases with an integration of artificial intelligence for a better evaluation.


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Rehabilitation – Clinical research


Scientific articles in international or national peer-reviewed journals

Kubicki A, Laroche D, Coquisart L, Basile G, Brika M, Mourey F (2021) The Frail’BESTest: an adaptation of the “balance evaluation system test” for frail older adults; Concurrent validity, responsiveness, validity for fall prediction and detection of slower walkers. European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 18(1):22. (IF : 4,04)
Labarrière F, Thomas E, Calistri L, Optasanu V, Gueugnon M, Ornetti P, Laroche D (2020) Machine Learning Approaches for Activity Recognition and/or Activity Prediction in Locomotion Assistive Devices-A Systematic Review. Sensors 6:20(21):6345. (IF :3.58)
Besson D, Gouteron A, Sinssaine-Ayillo A, Casillas JM, Rigaud L, Ornetti P, Fournel I, Ksiazek E, Laroche D, Gueugnon M (2021) Is the Short and Fast Step Test a safe and feasible tool for exploring anaerobic capacities of individuals with coronary heart disease in clinical practice? European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 57(6):977-984. (IF : 3,08)
Clos P, Mater A, Laroche D, Lepers R (2021) Concentric versus eccentric cycling at equal power output or effort perception: neuromuscular alterations and muscle pain. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 32(1):45-5962. (IF : 4,79)
Deley G, Laroche D, Quenot JP (2021) Early rehabilitation in ICU for COVID-19: what about FES-cycling? Critical Care 25(1):94. (IF : 9,37)
Gasparutto X, Gueugnon M, LarocheD, Martz P, Hannouche D, Armand S (2021) Which functional tasks present the largest deficits for patients with total hip arthroplasty before and six months after surgery? A study of the timed up-and-go test phases. Plos One. 16(9):e0255037 (IF : 3,23)
Guyon M, Chea C, Laroche D, et al. (2021) Measuring threshold and latency of motion perception on a swinging bed. Plos One 16(7):e0252914. (IF : 3,23)
Gouteron A, Besson D, Gudjoncik A, Hannequin A, Laroche D, Casillas JM (2020) The Short and Fast Step Test: A Functional Tool to Assess Anaerobic Metabolism in Rehabilitated Coronary Patients. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 63(4): 368‑71. (IF : 4.9)
Kubicki A, Brika M, Coquisart L, Basile G, Laroche D, Mourey F (2020) The Frail’BESTest. An Adaptation of the “Balance Evaluation System Test” for Frail Older Adults. Description, Internal Consistency and Inter-Rater Reliability. Clinical Interventions in Aging 15:1249‑62. (IF :4.46)
Moissenet F, Naaim A, Ornetti P, Bourredjem A, Binquet C, Morisset C, Gouteron A, Maillefert JF, Laroche D, Moissenet F, et al. (2020) Is the Pelvis-Thorax Coordination a Valuable Outcome Instrument to Assess Patients With Hip Osteoarthritis? Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 7:457. (IF : 5.89)
Pageaux B, Besson D, Casillas JM, Lepers R, Gremeaux V, Ornetti P, Gouteron A, Laroche D (2020) Progressively Increasing the Intensity of Eccentric Cycling over Four Training Sessions: A Feasibility Study in Coronary Heart Disease Patients. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 63(3):241‑44. (IF : 4.9)
Trampe D, Gouteron A, Naaim A, Laroche D, Grelat M, Casillas JM (2020) A Tool to Improve Functional Outcome Assessment of a Multimodal Program for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Study on Walk Tests (at Comfortable and Fast Speed). Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 33(3):485‑94. (IF : 1.4)
Gueugnon M, Ornetti P, Laroche D (2019) In response to the article published by Dewolf et al, entitled: “Effect of walking speed on the intersegmental coordination of lower-limb segments in elderly adults”, Gait and Posture S0966-6362(19)31028-8 (IF : 2,35)
Gueugnon M, Stapley PJ, Gouteron A, Lecland C, Morisset C, Casillas JM, Ornetti P, Laroche D (2019) Age-Related Adaptations of Lower Limb Intersegmental Coordination During Walking. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 7:173 (IF : 3,64)
Ritter O, Isacco L, Rakobowchuk M, Tordi N, Laroche D, Bouhaddi M, et al. (2019) Cardiorespiratory and Autonomic Nervous System Responses to Prolonged Eccentric Cycling. International Journal of Sports Medicine 40(7):453-461 (IF : 2,56)
Azevedo P, Bhammar DM, Babb TG, Bowen TS, Witte KK, Rossiter HB, Brugniaux JV, Perry BD, Dantas de Lucas R, Turnes T, Sabino-Carvalho JL, Lopes TR, Zacca R, Laroche D, et al (2018) Commentaries on Viewpoint: V̇o2peak is an acceptable estimate of cardiorespiratory fitness but not V̇ The Journal of Applied Physiology 125:233–40. (IF : 3.14)
  1. Laroche D, Mangin M, Besson D, Naaim A, Gouteron A, Casillas JM (2018) Number of raised steps during the Short and Fast Step Test: A functional tool to assess response to brief and intense effort involving anaerobic metabolism. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 61(3):156-163 (IF : 4,2)
Joussain C, Joubert J, Laroche D, et al (2017) Barriers to physical activity in coronary artery disease patients: Development and validation of a new scale. Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 60:289–98. (IF : 3.43)
Laroche D, Barnay JL, Tourlonias B et al (2017) Microcirculatory Assessment of Arterial Below-Knee Stumps: Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Versus Transcutaneous Oxygen Tension-A Preliminary Study in Prosthesis Users. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 98:1187–94. (IF : 3.08)
Morard M-D, Besson D, Laroche D, et al (2017) Fixed-distance walk tests at comfortable and fast speed: Potential tools for the functional assessment of coronary patients? Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 60:13–9. (IF : 3.43)
Pageaux B, Lepers R, Casillas JM, Laroche D (2017) It is time to investigate acute and chronic perceptual responses to eccentric cycling. The Journal of Applied Physiology 123:1416–7. (IF : 3.26)
Guiraud T, Labrunee M, Besnier F, Senard JM, Pillard F, Riviere D, Richard L, Laroche D, Sanguignol F, Pathak A, Gayda M, Gremeaux V (2016) Whole-body strength training with Huber Motion Lab and traditional strength training in cardiac rehabilitation: A randomized controlled study. Annals of physical and rehabilitation medicine 60(1):20-26. (IF : 3.43)
Isacco L, Ritter O, Tordi N, Laroche D, Degano B, Bouhaddi M, et al (2016) Similar substrate oxidation rates in concentric and eccentric cycling matched for aerobic power output. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism 41:1204–1207. (IF : 2.02)
Martz P, Bourredjem A, Laroche D, Arcens M, Labattut L, Binquet C, Maillefert JF, Baulot E, Ornetti P (2016) Röttinger approach with dual-mobility cup to improve functional recovery in hip osteoarthritis patients: biomechanical and clinical follow-up. International Orthopaedics 41(3):461-467. (IF : 2.52)
Morard MD, Besson D, Laroche D, Naaïm A, Gremeaux V, Casillas JM (2016) Fixed-distance walk tests at comfortable and fast speed: Potential tools for the functional assessment of coronary patients? Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine 60(1):13-19. (IF : 3.43)