Biomedical Signal Processing and Interpretation

The research activities related to biomedical signal processing and interpretations are aimed at obtaining innovative signal processing techniques to be used on evaluation of the electrical manifestations of muscle fatigue, and gait analysis. Recent improvements allow us to assess the electrical manifestations of muscle fatigue during repetitive, highly dynamic, and complex movements, like, for example, swimming and skiing.

The application of these techniques to athletes is rapidly expanding and is generating increasing interest for optimizing the training protocols of high level athletes. The research activities in the field of gait analysis led to the first system, commercially available, that performs the statistical gait analysis, a novel technique that allows for analyzing tens or hundreds of consecutive steps in a completely user independent mode. This technique proved to be very effective when applied in clinics, for evaluating gait abnormalities due to different pathologies of neurological or orthopedical interest.

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