Facial movements and functions.

Not only some head and neck pathologies result in aesthetical issues but they also lead to critical loss of functions, such as speech, mastication and swallowing problems.

In order to recover these essential functions, it is essential to understand the complex anatomy of the head and neck in order to build a model out of the face movements : this makes for more effective surgery planning, customization of rehabilitation therapies, develop implants or mechanical prothesis as close to real organs as possible.


Research team lead

Stéphanie Dakpé,
Maxillo-facial surgeon, University Professor


Facial movements analysis
Digital twins
Artificial intelligence