Keynote Presentations


Thinking future of rehabilitation: autonomous, personalized and technically assisted

Prof. Catherine Disselhorst-Klug

Dept. of Rehabilitation and Prevention Engineering / RPE
Institute of Applied Medical Engineering / AME - Helmholtz Institute -
RWTH Aachen University | University Hospital
Aachen, Germany


From Muscles Alive to Surface Electromyography: 31 years of non-invasive electromyography

Prof. Roberto Merletti

Laboratorio di Ingegneria del Sistema Neuromuscolare
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni
Politecnico di Torino
Torino, Italia


Changes in movement and muscle behaviour in people with spinal pain

Prof. Deborah Falla

Chair in Rehabilitation Science and Physiotherapy
School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK


Differences between muscle synergies relative to main and accessory activations in normal gait

Prof. Marco Knaflitz

Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni
Politecnico di Torino
Torino, Italy


Closed-loop control for rehabilitation: principles and evidence

Dr. Andrea Turolla

Laboratory of Kinematics and Robotics
Fondazione Ospedale San Camillo - I.R.C.C.S.
Venezia-Lido, Italia


Motion Capture and Analysis for Assessment and Control of FES Standing, Walking and Rowing after SCI

Prof. Brian Andrews

Department of Bio-Engineering
University of Reading, UK
The Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences
Oxford, UK


Muscle Function Assessment in Exercise and Sport Science

Prof. Alberto Rainoldi

Department of Medical Sciences
School of Exercise and Sport Sciences
University of Turin
Turin, Italy


Modular organization of the control of limb movements

Prof. Andrea d'Avella

Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging
University of Messina
Messina, Italy
Laboratory of Neuromotor Physiology
Santa Lucia Foundation
Rome, Italy