Scientific Program


Monday July 25th, 2022

  • 9.30-12.45 am: open registration 
  • 2.30 pm: welcome 
  • 3 pm: lectio magistralis, Prof. Dario Farina
  • 4 pm: lectio magistralis, Prof. Oliver Röhrle
  • 5 pm: visit at the Control room Smart Grid
  • 7pm: get together activities 

Tuesday July 26th, 2022 - EMG and motor control

  • 9 am: keynote lecture Lighting up the black box of the human motor system by deconvolution of EMG and force signalsProf. Francesco Negro
  • 10 am: keynote lecture Motor adaptations principles and potential use in rehabilitationProf. Giacomo Severini
  • 10.45 am: keynote lecture Building up bionic limbs:high-fidelity human-machine interaction, Prof. Ivan Vujaklija
  • 11.30 am: break
  • 11.45 am: lecture Motor Control: Applications in Neurorehabilitation,  Prof. Daniele Piscitelli
  • 12.15 am: lecture Interfacing spinal motor neurons via high-density recordings from muscles, Prof. Silvia Muceli
  • 12.45 am: lecture Muscle fatigue and force. A summary from the past in view of the future, Prof. Alberto Rainoldi
  • 1.15 pm: lunch
  • 2.30 pm: free time
  • 5 pm: workshop "High Density EMG and advanced processing techniques", OTBIOelettronica. The workshop will focus on the surface EMG detection using electrode grids, qualitative analysis, signals plot as activation maps, estimation of conduction velocity, signal decomposition for the estimation of the recruitment pattern generated by the motor cortex.
  • 7 pm: closing

Wednesday July 27th, 2022 - Motion analysis

  • 9 am: keynote lecture Current technologies and future perspectives for analysis of movement qualities, Prof. Gualtiero Volpe
  • 10 am: keynote lecture Arthrokinematic Analysis, from quantity to quality, Prof. Erik Cattrysse
  • 10.45 am: keynote lecture Computational models for motor learning, Prof. Adriano Capirchio
  • 11.30 am: break
  • 11.45 am: lecture Markerless motion analisys in assisted living, Prof. Francesca Odone and Prof. Nicoletta Noceti
  • 12.15 am: lecture Parkinson disease. Assessment, Monitoring and treatment supported by motion analysis, Prof. Elisa Pelosin
  • 12.45 am: participant presentations: Design, optimisation and modelling of a schematic draft of a multijointed osseointegrative implant for metacarpal amputeesLukas VosseSurrogate Modelling for Pervasive Continuum-Biomechanical, Musculo-Skeletal SimulationDavid RosinUnravelling gait alterations in people with multiple sclerosis with uni and multidimensional kinematic analysisFabiola Giovanna Mestanza Mattos.
  • 1.15 pm: lunch
  • 2.30 pm: free time
  • 5 pm: workshop "Motion analysis Technologies and Methodologies", GPEM srl. The workshop will focus on equipment integration and description of present and future technologies. It will follow a practical demonstration.
  • 7 pm: closing

Thursday July 28th, 2022 - Virtual Reality

  • 9 am: keynote lecture The augmented world, Prof. Manuela Chessa
  • 10 am: keynote lecture Virtual & Extended Reality for Clinical Setting in the Metaverse Era, Prof. Gianni Vercelli
  • 10.45 am: keynote lecture The psychology of the virtual body, Prof. Alberto Gallace
  • 11.30 am: break
  • 11.45 am: lecture Virtual Reality in Neurorehabilitation, Prof. Andrea Turolla
  • 12.15 am: lecture Virtual reality: From mechanisms to therapeutic applications Prof. Luana Colloca
  • 12.45 am: participant presentations: Clinical features of stroke patients able to control a s-EMG wearable: a cross-sectional study, Giorgia PregnolatoSelf-Perception of Height in Immersive Virtual Reality by Varying the External Visual Context, Mattia Manoni; Augmented reality in rehabilitation: a novel deep learning markerless approach for human pose and gait parameters estimation, Silvia Zaccardi.
  • 1.15 pm: lunch
  • 2.30 pm: free time
  • 5 pm: workshop “Unreal VR Essentials”, REHElab and 3Dmakerlab. This workshop aims to give the essential concepts about VR Developing in Unreal Engine, with a look on the new Unreal Engine 5 features. To actively attend during the workshop, it is required to bring with yourself a laptop (requirements below). Participants will be provided instructions to get the correct Unreal version for the activities as well as a starting project, to download and open before the workshop, with all assets needed to make the level design demo”. Recommended hardware: OS= Windows 10 64-bit; Processor= Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster; Memory= 16 GB RAM; Video Card/DirectX Version= DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 compatible graphics card (minimum recommended GTX 1650 or equivalent)
  • 7 pm: closing

Friday July 29th, 2022 - Round table: the importance of Research Data Management in Neuromechanics

Research data, as well as research methods, are necessary for the reproducibility of biomedical studies. This field is attracting an increasingly high attention in the last years, with some fields (like biochemistry) where the community has converged towards interoperable mark-up languages that promote the effective exchange of raw data, models and results. However, no consensus has been found on how to represent neuromechanical data nor a standard is present that allows different groups to exchange data, metadata and algorithms. This round table aims at collecting the impressions of world-leading experts in the field of human neuromechanics, to move the first steps towards a common data (and metadata) format.  Emphasis will be placed in creating a sustainable model for the collection of health, exercise and recovery data, and in generating a taxonomy of performance indicators for the effects of the interventions.

  • 09.45 am: meeting and introduction
  • 10 am: The EnzymeML toolbox: F.A.I.R. management and modelling of enzymatic dataProf. Jürgen Pleiss
  • 10.30 am: short communications from the participants
  • 11.15 am: The importance of Research Data Management in Neuromechanics: current

    status, caveats and future steps, Dr. Leonardo Gizzi

  • 1.30 am: round table with open discussion
  • 12.30 am: closing

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