Frailty Platform

Activity area(s)

  • Expertise in frailty research using state-of-the-art instruments
  • Design and execution of assessment protocols and multidisciplinary studies of frailty
  • Communication of research findings through journal publications and expert reports


The research topics are: frailty, human movement, aging, falls, preserving autonomous living, adapted physical activities

The platform has two missions:

  1. Providing companies with the tools to test and evaluate their technological solutions for managing or maintaining the autonomy of various patient populations
  2. Multidisciplinary evaluation and quantification of early signs of frailty to meet needs in research, management of adapted physical activity programs (muscle strengthening, rehabilitation) and functional rehabilitation

The platform has multidisciplinary tools to assess the various aspects of human movement and frailty: (a) quantitative gait analysis; (b) isokinetic testing; (c) posturographic evaluation; (d) bioelectric impedancemetry; (e) evaluation of food and beverage intakes; (f) assessment of physical activity level; and (g) a wide variety of psychometric questionnaires (cognitive tests, self-perception tests; scales to assess depression, quality of life, daily living habits, etc.)


Frédéric Chorin, Fabienne d’Arripe-Longueville, Raphael Zory

Type of structure

University hospital


Pôle de Gérontologie Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice (CHU-Nice, Hôpital de Cimiez, 4 avenue Reine Victoria, Nice) Pavillon Mossa -1

Contact name

Frédéric Chorin

Contact mail

Skills of the team members

The Centre d’Innovation et d’Usages en santé (CIU-santé; Center for Innovation and Usage in Health) is supported by CHU-Nice and is located in the gerontology cluster. Its mission is to test and evaluate innovative technologies in home healthcare and autonomous living. CIU-santé has state-of-the-art measurement equipment and its ecosystem facilitates rapid project initiation, thanks to its university and medical expertise.

The Laboratoire Motricité Humaine Education Sport Santé (LAMHESS, EA 6312; Human Movement, Education, Sports and Health Laboratory) is an interuniversity laboratory (Université de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Université de Toulon) with a multidisciplinary approach to research in the human movement sciences as applied to two main fields: high-level sports performance and adapted physical activities for health enhancement and movement rehabilitation. The LAMHESS researchers are recognized for their research expertise in the physiology, biomechanics and social psychology of health and have extensive experience in the design, execution and evaluation of adapted physical activity programs.

Contribution to the FHU

WP and Task Website contact Five relevant publications from the last five years related to the platform activity

Boudarham J, Roche N, Pradon D, Delouf E, Bensmail D, Zory R (2014).Effects of quadriceps muscle fatigue on stiff-knee gait in patients with hemiparesis. PLoS One. 2014 9;9(4):e94138.

Emile, M., d’Arripe-Longueville, F., Amato, M., Cheval, B., & Chalabaev, A. (in press). An ego depletion account of aging stereotypes’ effects on health-related variables. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbu168.

Emile, M., Chalabaev, A., Stephan, Y., Corrion, K., & d’Arripe-Longueville, F. (2014). Aging stereotypes and active lifestyle: Personal correlates of stereotype internalization and relationships with level of physical activity among older adults. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 15, 198-204.

Hameau S, Bensmail D, Robertson J, Boudarham J, Roche N, Zory R (2014). Isokinetic assessment of the effects of botulinum toxin injection on spasticity and voluntary strength in patients with spastic hemiparesis. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med.  50:515-523.

Roche N, Zory R, Sauthier A, Bonnyaud C, Pradon D, Bensmail D (2015). Effect of rehabilitation and botulinum toxin injection on gait in chronic stroke patients: a randomized controlled study.J Rehabil Med, 4, 31-37.