Funding for this research was provided by:
Surgery department of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Université de Sherbrooke
Fondation pour la Recherche et l’Enseignement en Orthopédie de Sherbrooke
Received: 2 December 2021
Accepted: 20 June 2022
First Online: 27 June 2022
: The study was conducted according to the guidelines of the Declaration of Helsinki, and approved by the Institutional Review Board of the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS. Informed consent was obtained from all subjects involved in the study.
: All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.
: The authors declare a conflict of interest. Authors Boissy, P., Hamel, M., Lebel, K. are co-inventors of the technology used in this study (simulation mannequin prototype). The technology has been transferred to TransferTech Sherbrooke, the Université de Sherbrooke technology transfer office. The intellectual property underlying the invention is own by Transfertech Sherbrooke and two patents are currently under review: ‘’System for simulating cervical spine motions”: Canada: CA3117086A1, USA: 20210192977A1, Europe (EPO): EP3698345A4 and ‘’System for simulating thoracic cage and lumbar spine region” PCT/CA2022/050635. As of May 2022, authors Boissy, P. and Hamel, M., are in the process of launching a start-up to license the technology from TransferTech, Sherbrooke and try to commercialize the technology. Shareholding, position in the company and position on the executive board are expected at later stages. The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results.