Jeanne is a PhD candidate from the Utrecht University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and a guest PhD from the Pervasive Systems group, EEMCS, at the University of Twente. 

Before starting her PhD track, she graduated from the Biology Engineering department of the Université de Technology de Compiègne (France) and worked as a research engineer at the National Veterinary School of Alfort. During her studies and early career, she gained experience in quadrupedal gait analysis and the development of measurement tools and algorithms for locomotion evaluation (3D motion capture, force plate, and inertial measurement unit).

Her PhD focuses on bringing more information during equine locomotion evaluations, using sensor networks and machine/deep learning techniques. This information can include kinetic and kinematic analyses, context detection, and ultimately lameness detection. She is part of a multidisciplinary team, including veterinarians, sports physiology and locomotion experts, machine learning and sensing technology specialists, aiming to improve equine welfare and performance. 


  • Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine

    • Horse
    • Recurrent Neural Network
    • Artificial Neural Network
    • Equine Gait Analysis
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

    • Kinetic Parameter
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences

    • Gait
    • Investigation
    • Sport



Benchmarking feature selection algorithms for optimal classification and dataset comprehension: a biomechanical applicationComputer methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering, 25(Suppl. 1), S245-S247. Parmentier, J. I. M., Serra Bragança, F. M. & van der Zwaag, B. J. detection of fatigue in sport horses using inertial sensors and machine learningComparative Exercise Physiology, 18(Suppl. 1), S55-S55. Darbandi, H., Munsters, C. B. M., Parmentier, J. I. M. & Havinga, P. J. M. of 3D-printed horseshoes on kinematic hoof-parameters at trot on hard surfaceComparative Exercise Physiology, 18(Suppl. 1), S73-S73. Parmentier, J. I. M., Malmei, S. N., Hartmann, M. & Brommer, H. effect of standardised exercise tests on equine kinematics varies between disciplinesComparative Exercise Physiology, 18(Suppl. 1), S74-S74. Parmentier, J. I. M., Darbandi, H., Munsters, C. C. B. M. & Serra Bragança, F. M. positioning in the horse: towards standardisation of surface EMG measurementsComparative Exercise Physiology, 18(Suppl. 1), S101-S101. Smit, I. H., Parmentier, J. I. M., Spoormakers, T. J. P., Rovel, T. R. M., te Moller, N. C. R. & Serra Bragança, F. M.

Research profiles

Instructor in: 

- Practical parts of "Lameness Diagnostic, Theory of Acute Lameness in Horses", Utrecht University

- Practical parts of the EGAS modules, Utrecht University

Supervisor in:

Pervasive Computing, University of Twente

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