Laboratory for Engineering of the Neuromuscular System (LISiN)
The mission of the Laboratory for Engineering of the Neuromuscular System (LISiN) is the non invasive investigation of control mechanisms, changes of performance and fatigue of muscles through the analysis of force, movement and electromyographic (EMG) signals. This is a challenging task in biomedical engineering and neurophysiology addressed through the study of voluntary and electrically elicited muscle contractions, the use of electrode arrays and other quantitative approaches. Applications concern ergonomics, rehabilitation, sport, occupational and space medicine.
This goal implies:
- the development of methods, instrumentations and signal processing techniques to detect, process and understand the information collected and
- the dissemination and transfer of results to the health delivery system and small enterprises.
The Center promotes education activities in the field of surface electromyography through the organization of training courses and seminars aimed at the transfer of knowledge and methodological standards to clinical professionals.
LISiN’s research is supported by national and international institutions and is carried out in collaboration with other academic groups throughout the world.
The group manages the LISiN laboratory.
- Assistive and rehabilitation technologies in neuromuscular disorders
- Biomedical signal and image processing and classification
- Clinical studies
- Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) systems
- Development of biomedical devices
- Human motion analysis
- Innovative technologies in ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging
- Modeling and interpretation of physiopathological processes using cellular and histopathological images