Passer au contenu

/ Research

Je donne

Rechercher

Health Sciences; Medical Sciences; Physical Education and Rehabilitation; Natural Sciences and Engineering; Life Sciences

Thomas Romeas

Scientifique de la performance spécialisé en neurosciences, vision et psychologie du sport.

Professeur associé

École d'optométrie

Pavillon 3744, rue Jean-Brillant, room 6455

thomas.romeas@umontreal.ca

Secondary number: 514 343-6111 #31539 (Travail 1)
Secondary email: tromeas@insquebec.org (Travail)

Media

La boxe en réalité virtuelle

Simulateur de réalité virtuelle de boxe - Thomas Romeas

Simulateur de réalité virtuelle de boxe

La boxe en réalité virtuelle

Reportage à l'émission Découverte de Radio-Canada

Mocap video

Soccer motion capture

Mocap

Capture de mouvement avec l'Académie du CF Montréal - Thomas Romeas

Capture de mouvement avec l'Académie du CF Montréal

Water polo

Water polo VR training

Water polo VR training

Boxe AI et VR

Reportage à l'émission Zone Économie de Radio-Canada RDI

Boxing

Boxing VR training - Thomas Romeas

Boxing VR training

Profile

Research expertise

Scientifique de la performance, Thomas Romeas oeuvre dans les domaines spécialisés des neurosciences, de la vision, et de la psychologie.

Après avoir complété un post-doctorat à l’École de technologie supérieure et l’Académie du CF Montréal, Thomas a rejoint l’Institut national du sport du Québec (https://www.insquebec.org/), un centre national d'entraînement olympique et paralympique, où il œuvre en tant que responsable des activités de recherche et d’innovation.

Détenteur d’un doctorat en neurosciences de la vision (Université de Montréal), son expertise porte notamment sur l'évaluation et l'apprentissage d'habiletés, la performance sportive, la vision sportive (par exemple, les stratégies visuelles liées à la prise de décision), la psychologie du sport, les commotions cérébrales, et le génie logiciel et informatique (par exemple, la réalité virtuelle). Il travaille avec des athlètes de haut niveau et des organisations sportives professionnelles, olympiques et paralympiques. Il mène des activités de recherche pour innover, informer sa pratique, et faire avancer les connaissances, notamment en sport de haut niveau. 

education

  • 2007 — Baccalauréat / Licence — Biologie et autres sciences connexes, PhysiologieUniversité Claude Bernard Lyon 1
  • 2009 — Maîtrise — Neurosciences, PharmacologieUniversité de Montréal
  • 2015 — Doctorat — Kinésiologie, Neurosciences, Optométrie, PsychologieUniversité de Montréal
  • 2017 — Postdoctorat — Génie informatique et génie logiciel, Kinésiologie, Optométrie, PsychologieÉcole de technologie supérieure

For more information…

Affiliations and responsabilities

Research affiliations

Professeur associé

École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal

Professional titles and affiliations

Clinical and professional activities

Chef Recherche et Innovation

Institut national du sport du Québec (https://www.insquebec.org/)

Titles: corporations and professional organizations

Membre

SSC - Sport Scientist Canada (www.sportscientistcanada.ca/)

NASPSPA - North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (https://www.naspspa.com/)

CCN - Canadian Concussion Network (https://ccn-rcc.ca/fr/profile/romeas-thomas/)

RRSV - Réseau de recherche en santé de la vision (https://visionnetwork.ca/)

Teaching and supervision

Student supervision

Post-doctoral Supervision

  • Fabian Alberto Romero Clavijo, Département Sport studies, Université Bishop’s. "Visuo-motor skills and baseball batting performance: assessment, association, and training protocols". Co-superviseur. 2023-2025. 
  • Mildred Loiseau Taupin, Département de génie logiciel et des TI, École de technologie supérieure. "La réalité virtuelle pour évaluer l'expertise et pour l’entraînement sécuritaire en boxe". Co-superviseur. 2021-2024.
  • Aïda Valevicius, Département de kinesiologie et d'éducation physique, Université McGill. "Fall and Head Impact Acceleration Monitoring of Short Track Speed Skaters". Superviseur industriel. 2020-2022.

Theses and dissertation supervision

  • Eve Charbonneau, Ph. D. Génie biomédical, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal. "Génération de techniques visuo-motrices optimales et innovantes de saltos vrillés pour améliorer la performance en sports acrobatiques".Co-superviseur. 2021-2024.
  • Lily Dong, Ph. D. Kinésiologie, Département de kinésiologie, Université du Québec à Montréal. "The effects of fatigue on match-play decision making among elite water polo athletes". Co-superviseur. 2020-2024.
  • Mélissa Vona, D. Psy. Neuropsychologie clinique, Département de psychologie, Université de Montréal. "Évaluation des capacités cognitives d’athlètes de haut niveau". Co-superviseur. 2020-2024.
  • Hossein Feizollah Zadeh Khoiee, Ph. D. Génie logiciel et TI, Département de génie logiciel et des TI, École de technologie supérieure. "Development of a 3D virtual reality boxing simulator using artificial intelligence for elite training". Superviseur industriel. 2020-2024.
  • Basil More-Chevalier, Ph. D. Neurosciences de la vision, École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal. "Périodisation cognitive – Méthodologie d’entraînement basée sur le développement des habiletés perceptivo-cognitives au soccer". Superviseur. 2020-2024.

Stages and Others

  • Maëlle Goujat, Licence (B. Sc.) ingénierie, stage de recherche, École Généraliste des Arts et Métiers de Lyon. Co-superviseur. 2023.

  • Mateo Dautelle, Master en sciences du sport et numérique, stage de recherche, École Normale Supérieure de Rennes. Superviseurr. 2023.

  • Béatrice Lavoie-Léonard, B. Sc. Neuroscience cognitive, Département de psychologie, Université de Montréal. Stage de recherche. Superviseur. 2021.
  • Charles Henri et Xuan Vinh Nguyen, Doctorat en optométrie, École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal. Stage de recherche. Superviseur. 2015.

  • Phillippe Letendre-Joachim, B. Sc. Psychologie, École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal. Stage de recherche. Superviseur. 2014.

  • Nicolas Fugère et Louis-Simon Lavallée, Doctorat en optométrie, École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal. Stage de recherche. Superviseur. 2014.

  • Marie-Pier Lavoie, Marie-Pier Samson et Marjolaine Baril-Nadeau, Doctorat en optométrie, École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal. Stage de recherche. Superviseur. 2013.

  • Stéphanie Ferland, B. Sc. Génie biomédical, École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal. Stage de recherche. Superviseur. 2012.

  • Émilie Chamberland et Camille Gagnon-Cloutier, Doctorat en optométrie, École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal. Stage de recherche. Superviseur. 2012.

  • Olivier Parenteau, B.Sc. Génie biomédical, École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal. Stage de recherche. Superviseur. 2011.

  • Florence Fernet-Leclerc et Grégoire Deschenes, Doctorat en optométrie, École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal. Stage de recherche. Superviseur. 2011.

  • Carine Saint-Jalm, Charles Paillard et Sandy Michel, M. Sc. Sciences de la vision, École d'optométrie, Université de Montréal. Stage de recherche. Superviseur. 2010.

Projects

Research projects

2021 - 2027

Development of a sailing simulator using virtual reality and haptic feedback for athletes training

Lead researcher : Thomas Romeas
Co-researchers : David Labbé
Funding sources: (18817) Éducation MEQ / Québec (18817)
Grant programs:
2023 - 2025

Implementing CHAOS in training to optimize competitive performance in water polo: A holistic approach to more physically, cognitively, and emotionally representative practices

Lead researcher : Nicolas Berryman
Co-researchers : Thomas Romeas
Funding sources: Institut national du sport du Québec
Grant programs:
2022 - 2025

Examining factors that may improve outcomes for elite athletes

Lead researcher : Magdalena Wojtowicz , Thomas Romeas
Co-researchers : Suzanne Leclerc
2021 - 2025

Évaluation des capacités cognitives d’athlètes de haut niveau en santé et suivant une commotion cérébrale

Lead researcher : Thomas Romeas , Élaine De Guise
Co-researchers : Suzanne Leclerc
Funding sources: Institut national du sport du Québec , FRQNT/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FQRNT)
Grant programs: ,
2022 - 2024

Périodisation cognitive – Méthodologie d’entraînement basée sur le développement des habiletés perceptivo-cognitives au soccer

Lead researcher : Jocelyn Faubert
Co-researchers : Thomas Romeas
Funding sources: MITACS Inc.
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Stage Accélération International - MITACS
2022 - 2024

Visuo-motor assessment, monitoring and training for talent identification and performance improvement in baseball

Lead researcher : Thomas Romeas
Co-researchers : Maxime Trempe
Funding sources: (18817) Éducation MEQ / Québec (18817)
Grant programs:
2021 - 2024

Generation of optimal and innovative visuomotor techniques of twisting somersaults to improve performance in acrobatic sports

Lead researcher : Mickaël Begon
Co-researchers : Thomas Romeas , Annie Ross
Funding sources: MITACS Inc.
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Stage Accélération Québec - MITACS
2021 - 2024

The effects of fatigue on match-play decision making among elite water polo athletes

Lead researcher : Nicolas Berryman
Co-researchers : Thomas Romeas
Funding sources: CRSNG/Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et génie du Canada (CRSNG)
Grant programs:
2020 - 2024

Development of a 3D virtual reality boxing simulator using artificial intelligence for elite training

Lead researcher : Sheldon Andrews , David Labbé
Co-researchers : Jocelyn Faubert , Thomas Romeas
Funding sources: MITACS Inc.
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Stage Accélération Québec - MITACS
2021 - 2023

Virtual reality to help talent identification and safe training in boxing

Lead researcher : David Labbé
Co-researchers : Thomas Romeas
Funding sources: MITACS Inc. , (18817) Éducation MEQ / Québec (18817)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Stage Accélération - Bourse industrielle pour chercheurs postdoctoraux - MITACS ,
2020 - 2023

Investigating the benefits of virtual reality on perceptual-cognitive processes

Lead researcher : Maxime Trempe
Co-researchers : Thomas Romeas
Funding sources: Université Bishop's
Grant programs:
2020 - 2022

Fall and Head Impact Acceleration Monitoring of Short Track Speed Skaters

Lead researcher : David Pearsall
Co-researchers : Suzanne Leclerc , Thomas Romeas
Funding sources: MITACS Inc.
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Stage Accélération - Bourse industrielle pour chercheurs postdoctoraux - MITACS
2019 - 2021

Perceptual-cognitive training strategies using virtual reality to enhance performance in elite boxers

Lead researcher : Thomas Romeas
Funding sources: Institut national du sport du Québec
Grant programs:
2019 - 2021

Impact of an ecological perceptual-cognitive training on water-polo goalkeepers performance

Lead researcher : Thomas Romeas
Funding sources: Institut national du sport du Québec
Grant programs:
Historical period: 2000 A.D. - Present

Outreach

Publications and presentations

Publications

Publications scientifiques évaluées par des pairs

Loiseau Taupin M, Romeas T, Juste L, Labbé D. Exploring the effects of 3D-360°VR and 2D viewing modes on gaze behavior, head excursion and workload during a boxing specific anticipation task. Frontiers in Psychology, Movement Science. 2023.

Edouard P, Guilhem G, Delvaux F, Romeas T, […]. Méthodes de recueil et report des données épidémiologiques sur les blessures et les maladies dans le sport : synthèse ReFORM de la position de consensus du Comité international olympique. Journal de Traumatologie du Sport, 2023.

Dong L, Berryman N, Romeas T. Questioning the validity and reliability of using a video-based test to assess decision making among female and male water polo players. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching, 2023.

Dong L, Pageaux B, Romeas T, Berryman N. The effects of fatigue on perceptual-cognitive performance among open-skill sport athletes: a scoping review. International review of sport and exercise psychology, 2022.

Romeas T, More-Chevalier B, Charbonneau M, Bieuzen F. Virtual-reality training of elite boxers preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics during the COVID-19 pandemic: a case-study. Case study in sport and exercise psychology, 2022.

Richard V, Lavoie-Leonard B, Romeas T. Embedding perceptual-cognitive trainings in the athlete environment: an interdisciplinary case study among elite female goalkeepers preparing for Tokyo 2020. Case study in sport and exercise psychology, 2021.

Romeas T, Greffou S, Allard R, McKerral M, Forget R, Faubert J, Gagnon I. Dynamic visual stimulations produced in a controlled virtual reality environment reveals long-lasting postural deficits in children with mild traumatic brain injury. Frontiers in Neurology, 2021.

Dong L, […], Romeas T, Berryman N. Sport-specific agility and change of direction in water polo: the reliability and validity of two newly developed tests. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 2021.

Romeas T, Chaumillon R, Labbé D, Faubert J. Combining 3D-MOT with sport decision-making for perceptual-cognitive training in virtual reality. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 2019.

Mejane J, Faubert J, Romeas T, Labbe D. The combined impact of a perceptual–cognitive task and neuromuscular fatigue on knee biomechanics during landing. The Knee, 2019.

Chermann J, Romeas T, Marty F, Faubert J. Perceptual-cognitive three-dimensional multiple-object tracking task can help the monitoring of sport-related concussion. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2018.

Hoke J, Reuter C, Romeas T, Montariol M, Schnell T, Faubert J. Perceptual-cognitive and physiological assessment of training effectiveness. Proceedings of Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2017.

Chaumillon R, Romeas T, Paillard C, Bernardin D, Giraudet G, Bouchard JF, Faubert J. Enhancing data visualisation to capture the simulator sickness phenomenon: On the usefulness of radar charts. Data in Brief, 2017.

Chaumillon R, Romeas T, Paillard C, Bernardin D, Giraudet G, Bouchard JF, Faubert J. The use of transdermal scopolamine to solve methodological issues raised by gender differences in susceptibility to simulator sickness. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 2017.

Romeas T, Faubert J. Soccer athletes are superior to non-athletes at perceiving soccer-specific and non-sport specific human biological motion. Frontiers in Psychology, Movement Science and Sport Psychology, 2015.

Romeas T, Guldner A, Faubert J. 3D-MOT training task improves passing decision-making accuracy in soccer players. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 2015.

Lucas G, Du J, Romeas T, Mnie-Filali O, Haddjeri N, Piñeyro G, Debonnel G. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors potentiate the rapid antidepressant-like effects of serotonin4 receptor agonists in the rat. PLoS One, 2010.

Romeas T, Morissette M-C, Mnie-Filali O, M. Boye S et Piñeyro G. Simultaneous anhedonia and exaggerated locomotor activation in an animal model of depression. Psychopharmacology, 2009.

Books

Romeas T and Faubert J. Expertise sportive et entraînement perceptivo-cognitif de l’athlète. Book, Presses Académiques Francophones Ed., 2017.

Romeas T, Piñeyro G, M. Boye S. Bulbectomie olfactive : nouvelle approche pour étudier la dépression. Book, Presses Académiques Francophones Ed., 2013.

Communications

Communications orales

Dong L, Romeas T, Vincent T, Bherer L, Berryman N. The interactions of exercise intensity, modality, and duration on concurrent executive function performance among highly trained athletes. European College of Sport Science, Paris, FR. Oral presentation. July 2023.

Loiseau Taupin M, Romeas T, Juste L, Labbé D. The effects of presentation mode on gaze behavior between 360VR and 2D videos in a boxing specific task. European College of Sport Science, Paris, FR. Oral presentation. July 2023.

Romeas T, […], Labbé D. When computer vision and virtual reality enter the ring: opportunities, applications and challenges. Sport Innovation Summit 2022, Richmond, CA. Oral presentation. December 2022.

Valevicius A, Romeas T, […], Leclerc S. Concussion, helmet, and head impact acceleration monitoring of national short track speed skaters. Sport Innovation Summit 2022, Richmond, CA. Oral presentation. December 2022.

Charbonneau E, Romeas T, […], Begon M. Jumping from the computer onto the trampoline: what can athletes learn from predictive simulations? Sport Innovation Summit 2022, Richmond, CA. Oral presentation. December 2022.

Romeas T. La vision des athlètes de haut niveau : santé et performance. Conférences du Groupe de recherche en sciences de la vision (GRSV) de l’Université de Montréal, CA. Oral presentation. September 2022.

Dong L, Romeas T, Berryman N. Insights on the validity and reliability of a video-based decision-making test performed by female and male water polo players. European federation of sport psychology, Padova, IT. Oral presentation. July 2022.

Romeas T. La réalité virtuelle appliquée au sport de haut niveau : évidence actuelles et réflexions pour les entraîneurs. Question Sport, INS Québec, Montreal, CA. National coaching certification program. Oral presentation. May 2022.

Romeas T. Sport vision training. International course on sport vision: fellowship in vision sport training, Universidad Antonio Nariño, Faculty of optometry, Bogotá, CO. Virtual teaching class. May 2022.

Romeas T. Sport vision evaluation. International course on sport vision: fellowship in vision sport training, Universidad Antonio Nariño, Faculty of optometry, Bogotá, CO. Virtual teaching class. May 2022.

Valevicius A, […], Romeas T, Leclerc S. Rate of injury and concussion in short track speed skating. Sport Innovation Summit 2021, Virtual conference. Video-poster presentation. December 2021.

Seminaro J, […], Romeas T, Labbé D. Development of an automated tool for performance analysis in boxing based on computer vision and machine learning. Sport Innovation Summit 2021, Virtual conference. Video-poster presentation. December 2021.

Richard V, Lavoie-Léonard B, Romeas T. Embedding perceptual-cognitive training in the athlete environment: An interdisciplinary case study among elite female goalkeepers preparing for Tokyo 2020. Sport Innovation Summit 2021, Virtual conference. Video-poster presentation. December 2021.

Dong L, Romeas T, Berryman N. Performance on a video-based decision-making assessment among elite and sub-elite male water polo players. Sport Innovation Summit 2021, Virtual conference. Video-poster presentation. December 2021.

Romeas T, […], Bieuzen F. Safe and immersive decision-making training using virtual reality in elite boxers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sport Innovation Summit 2020, Calgary, CA, Virtual conference. Video-poster presentation. October 2020.

Romeas T. Exemples d'entraînement à la prise de décision en boxe : outils et applications. Symposium provincial de la performance sportive, Montreal, CA. Oral presentation. November 2019.

Romeas T. Sport vision and perceptual-cognitive expertise. Foro Internacional de Neurodeporte y Actividad Física, Bogotá, CO. Oral presentations. September 2019.

Romeas T. Vision sportive et entraînement perceptivo-cognitif de l’athlète. Question Sport, INS Québec, Montreal, CA. National coaching certification program. Oral presentation. October 2018.

Romeas T, Lugo E. Developing human performance through perceptual-cognitive training. National Defense Industrial Association, Human Systems Conference Achieving the Third Offset: Maximizing Human-Machine Symbiosis, Springfield, VA, USA. Oral presentation. March 2017.

Romeas T, Faubert J. Expertise perceptivo-cognitive des athlètes. 12th scientific day, School of optometry and the Groupe de recherche en sciences de la vision, Montreal, CA. Jury award for best oral presentation. $500. March 2015.

Romeas T, Faubert J. Perceptual-cognitive training improves passing decision-making accuracy in soccer players. 1st annual Concordia Perform Center research conference, Physical activity and brain functions, Montreal, Qc, CA. Jury award for best oral presentation. $250. May 2014.

Romeas T, Faubert J. Entraînement perceptivo-cognitif chez des joueurs de soccer. 11th scientific day, school of optometry and the Groupe de recherche en sciences de la vision, Montreal, Qc, CA. Jury award for best oral presentation. $500. April 2014.

Communications par affiche

Romeas T, Vona M, Deslauriers J, Leclerc S, de Guise E. Multi-domain assessments of cognitive functions in elite athletes according to their sport type and sex: preliminary results. European College of Sport Science, Paris, FR. Poster presentation. July 2023.

Loiseau Taupin M, Labbé D, Romeas T. Effects of virtual reality training on boxing performance. North American society for the psychology of sport and physical activity, Toronto, CA. Poster presentation. June 2023.

Dong L, Berryman N, Romeas T. Questioning the validity and reliability of using a video-based test to assess decision making among female and male water polo players. Sport Innovation Summit 2022, Richmond, CA. Poster presentation. December 2022.

Dong L, […], Romeas T, Berryman N. The effects of fatigue on perceptual-cognitive performance among open-skill sport athletes: a scoping review. Sport Innovation Summit 2022, Richmond, CA. Poster presentation. December 2022.

Feiz H, Romeas T, […], Andrews S. Animation database from sport videos using deep learning techniques. Sport Innovation Summit 2022, Richmond, CA. Poster presentation. December 2022.

Romeas T, […], Leclerc S. Monitoring sport-related concussion in high performance sport: results of an interdisciplinary clinical model of practice. 6th edition International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, Amsterdam, NL. Poster presentation. October 2022.

Valevicius A, Romeas T, […], Leclerc S. Concussion Rates in the Canadian National Short Track Speed Skating Program During the Last Olympic Quadrennial. 6th edition International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, Amsterdam, NL. Poster presentation. October 2022.

Valevicius A, Romeas T, […], Leclerc S. Impact attenuation performance of short track speed skating helmets. 6th edition International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport, Amsterdam, NL. Poster presentation. October 2022.

Romeas T, [], Bieuzen F. Virtual-reality training of elite boxers preparing for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics during the COVID-19 pandemic. North American society for the psychology of sport and physical activity, Waikoloa, USA. Poster presentation. May 2022.

Dong L, […], Romeas T, and Berryman N. Sport-specific agility and change of direction in water polo: the reliability and validity of two newly developed tests. Sport Innovation Summit 2019, Toronto, CA. Poster presentation. October 2019.

Romeas T, Faubert J. Assessment of sport specific and non-specific biological motion perception in soccer. 15th Annual Meeting, Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, Flo, USA. Poster presentation. May 2015.

Romeas T, Morissette M-C., Pineyro G et M. Boye S. Olfactory bulbectomy in the rat is associated with paradoxical changes in reward function. 37th Annual Meeting, Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, Ca, USA. Poster presentation. November 2007.

Disciplines

  • Neurosciences
  • Optometry
  • Computer Engineering and Software Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Kinesiology