postdoc researcher, managing measurement devices at HUMEA lab.
Paavo has strong experience in conducting measurements and developing data analysis methods for biomechanical motion analysis. Motion capture system, force platforms, instrumented treadmill, wearable IMU-sensors and EMG measurement systems are equipment that he is putting into practise.
In addition to motion laboratory, he is developing software for robot-assisted rehabilitation environment. Also developing laboratory hardware of all four laboratories of the research group with technical experts is his duty.
Paavo is conduction musculoskeletal modelling in OpenSim-platform to analyze knee contact forces and muscle activations. Current research interests include analysis on patient-specific rehabilitation of knee osteoarthritis and analysis of muscle forces at sports movements such as dance and ski-jump takeoff.
In 2020 Paavo is involved in two projects, in which robotics is applied in welfare services and stroke rehabilitation.
Faculty of Science and Forestry, Department of Applied Physics
Research groups and research projects
Hyvinrobo: Puhetta ja tekoja robotiikasta Pohjois-Savossa. Arpola, Tiina; Kinnunen, Anu; Väisänen, Tarja; Honkanen, Jesse; Mertanen, Petrus; Vartiainen, Paavo; Piispanen, Ville-Veikko; Henttonen, Kaisa. 2020 2020
Stenroth, Lauri; Vartiainen, Paavo; Karjalainen, Pasi A. 2020. Force-velocity profiling in ice hockey skating: reliability and validity of a simple, low-cost field method Sports biomechanics [Epub ahead of print 17 Jun 2020]: -. 2020
Pohjola, Hanna; Vartiainen, Paavo; Karjalainen, Pasi A; Hänninen, Vilma. 2019. The potential of dance art in the recovery from a stroke: a case study Nordic journal of dance: practice, education and research 10 1+2: 32-43. 2019
Pohjola, Hanna; Vartiainen, Paavo; Karjalainen, Pasi A; Stenroth, Lauri; Venojärvi, Mika. 2019. Lumbopelvic movement control in contemporary dancers: A multiple case study Translational sports medicine 2 4: 214-220. 2019
Liukkonen, MK; Mononen, ME; Vartiainen, P; Kaukinen, P; Bragge, T; Suomalainen, JS; Malo, MKH; Venesmaa, S; Käkelä, P; Pihlajamäki, J; Karjalainen, PA; Arokoski, JP; Korhonen, R. 2018. Evaluation of the effect of bariatric surgery-induced weight loss on knee gait and cartilage degeneration. JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICAL ENGINEERING 14 4: 041008. 2018
Wallius, Mari-Anne; Bragge, Timo; Karjalainen, Pasi A; Järvelin-Pasanen, Susanna; Rissanen, Saara M; Vartiainen, Paavo; Räsänen, Kimmo. 2018. Effects of mop handle height on forearm muscle activity, wrist and upper arm posture and movement during floor mopping IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors 6 2: 84-97. 2018
Vartiainen Paavo. 2017. Advanced methods for human motion analysis - applications to gait and spine biomechanics. Publications of the University of Eastern Finland. Dissertations in Forestry and Natural Sciences 267. 2017
Muona Anneli, Karjalainen Pasi, Vartiainen Paavo, Räsänen Kimmo. 2016. The load of repositioning the supine patient by using draw sheet versus CareCare Transfer Slide Film. In: Järvelin-Pasanen Susanna (ed.) , NES2016 - Ergonomics in theory and practice: Proceedings of 48th Annual Conference of Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factors Society. Publications of the University of Eastern Finland. Reports and Studies in Health Sciences 22. s. 136-140. 2016
Wallius Mari-Anne, Rissanen Saara M, Bragge Timo, Vartiainen Paavo, Karjalainen Pasi A, Räsänen Kimmo, Järvelin-Pasanen Susanna. 2016. Muscular activity and perceived exertion while mopping using different mop handle heights. In: Järvelin-Pasanen Susanna (ed.) , NES2016 - Ergonomics in theory and practice: Proceedings of 48th Annual Conference of Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factors Society. Publications of the University of Eastern Finland. Reports and Studies in Health Sciences 22. s. 94-98. 2016
Wallius Mari-Anne, Rissanen Saara M, Bragge Timo, Vartiainen Paavo, Karjalainen Pasi A, Räsänen Kimmo, Järvelin-Pasanen Susanna. 2015. Effects of mop handle height on shoulder muscle activity and perceived exertion during floor mopping using a figure eight method. Industrial Health [epub ahead of print Sep 30, 2015]: -. 2015