Research Area

  • Title:
    Bioengineering of Motor Control System, Biomechanics and Prosthetics

  • Keywords:

    Gait and balance analysis, Motor Control modelling, Electromyography (sEMG), Wearable technologies, Inertial sensing

  • Description:

    Focus is the analysis of motor function both from the biomechanics of the musculo-skeletal system perspective and from the motor control point of view in terms of the way a given motor task is performed and controlled in healthy and pathologic subjects. Possible application of the research activity in clinical context is aimed at the development of methods for the functional evaluation of movement, for the disease progression monitoring. Several systems can be adopted to obtain this focus from the gold standard for kinematic analysis based on optoelectronic systems to forceplate for dynamics. Recently miniaturized technology facilitated the integration, in wearable systems as well as in smart devices (smartphones, smartwatches, armband and low-cost gaming devices), of sensors consisting of 3D accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers (IMU) and other suitable for surface electromyographic signals (sEMG) detection. The choice of most appropriated technology and the subsequent signal processing techniques represents a key topic for the reliable information extraction and interpretation also in supporting the development of prosthetic technology.

  • Laboratory:

    Movement Analysys Laboratory

  • Contact Person:

    Sandro Fioretti

  • Collaborations:

    Clinica di Neuroriabilitazione Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona; Unit of Plastic Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery, Ospedali Riuniti di Ancona; Università degli Studi di Urbino ”Carlo Bo”; University of Baghdad, Biomedical Engineering Department, Al-Khwarizmi College of Engineering Baghdad, Iraq Turingsense EUlab S.r.l; Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, Politecnico di Torino, Torino; Turingsense EUlab S.r.l ; Universitè Libre du Belgique, BEAMS Department (Belgio);

  • Projects:

    POR MARCHE FESR 2014-2020 “Promuovere soluzioni innovative per affrontare le sfide delle comunità locali nell’ambito della salute e benessere” DC-PRESSURE: Integrated System for the prevention and treatment of the chronic and rehabilitative acute ulcers of foot and/or decubitus ulcers PNRR-Vitality project 2022-2025