Research area:
Applied biomechanics & technology

The objective measurement of human body mechanics is crucial to assist and innovate practice in rehabilitation and training in sport. Sensor-based assessment can provide practical information to external stakeholders such as physiotherapists, clinicians, coaches, and sports managers, helping them in their decision-making processes.

Research domains

The Applied biomechanics and technology research area at LUNEX University spans several key disciplines in rehabilitation and sport performance. It ranges from the study of theoretical body mechanics (e.g. development of new sensor-based assessment procedures) to the use of novel technology for performance improvement in sport (e.g. tailored motor training).

The vision of this research area is to investigate transdisciplinary approaches based on biomechanics, training and assessment technology to advance clinical practice and sport performance. Emphasis on the following four research domains will lead towards achieving the proposed vision: Objective and functional assessment in performance and recovery, Data driven decision-making in sport and rehabilitation, Functional technology for training and intervention, and Assistive and training technology for fall prevention and recovery.

Selected Publications

A. M. de Nunzio, U. S. Yavuz, E. Martinez-Valdes, D. Farina, and D. Falla, “Electro-tactile stimulation of the posterior neck induces body anteropulsion during upright stance,” Exp. Brain Res., 2018.

A. M. De Nunzio et al., “Tactile feedback is an effective instrument for the training of grasping with a prosthesis at low- and medium-force levels,” Exp. Brain Res., vol. 235, no. 8, 2017.

A. M. De Nunzio et al., “Biofeedback rehabilitation of posture and weightbearing distribution in stroke: A center of foot pressure analysis,” Funct. Neurol., vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 127–134, 2014.

A. M. De Nunzio et al., “Relieving phantom limb pain with multimodal sensory-motor training,” J Neural Eng, vol. 15, no. 6, p. 66022, 2018.

F. Alsultan et al., “Variability of the helical axis during active cervical movements in people with chronic neck pain,” Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon), vol. 62, pp. 50–57, 2019.

A. M. De Nunzio, A. Nardone, D. Picco, J. Nilsson, and M. Schieppati, “Alternate trains of postural muscle vibration promote cyclic body displacement in standing parkinsonian patients,” Mov. Disord., vol. 23, no. 15, pp. 2186–2193, 2008.

G. D’Addio, M. Cesarelli, M. Romano, A. De Nunzio, F. Lullo, and N. Pappone, “EMG Patterns in Robot Assisted Reaching Movements of Upper Arm,” 5th Eur. Conf. Int. Fed. Med. Biol. Eng. Pts 1 2, vol. 37, pp. 749-+, 2012.

A. M. De Nunzio, M. Grasso, A. Nardone, M. Godi, and M. Schieppati, “Alternate rhythmic vibratory stimulation of trunk muscles affects walking cadence and velocity in Parkinson’s disease,” Clin. Neurophysiol., vol. 121, no. 2, pp. 240–247, 2010.

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Your contact

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alessandro M. De Nunzio will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the research field of Applied biomechanics and technology.
E-mail: alessandro.denunzio@lunex-university.net
Phone: +352 288 494-26

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