Claudia Giacomozzi

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OBJECTIVE Diabetic neuropathic patients show a peculiar loading pattern of the foot, which led us to hypothesize that a substantial modification exists in their deambulatory strategy. The aim of the present study was to support this hypothesis by quantifying the changes of the loading patterns and by monitoring the excursion of center of pressure (COP)(More)
This paper aims at delivering a structured overview of telerehabilitation literature by analysing the entire set of articles under the search terms "telerehabilitation" or "tele-rehabilitation" to portray "state of the art" ten years after the publication of the first scientific article on the topic. A structured study has been conducted by considering all(More)
Spatial and temporal parameters of gait are of recognised clinical relevance in the assessment of motor pathologies, because they normally occur in established combinations which can be altered by pathologies. The data collected from 596 healthy subjects have been used to establish relationships among these parameters and a procedure to estimate deviation(More)
Accurate plantar pressure measurements are mandatory in both clinical and research contexts. Differences in accuracy, precision and reliability of the available devices have prevented so far the onset of standardization processes or the definition of reliable reference datasets. In order to comparatively assess the appropriateness of the most used pressure(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term patients with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy show altered foot biomechanics and abnormal foot loading. This study aimed at assessing muscle performance and ankle mobility in such patients under controlled conditions. METHODS Forty six long-term diabetes patients with (DN) and without (D) peripheral neuropathy, and 21 controls (C)(More)
Plantar pressure, ground reaction force and body-segment kinematics measurements are largely used in gait analysis to characterise normal and abnormal function of the human foot. The combination of all these data together provides a more exhaustive, detailed and accurate view of foot loading during activities than traditional measurement systems alone do. A(More)
Baropodometry and multi-segmental foot kinematics are frequently employed to obtain insight into the mechanics of the foot-ground interaction in both basic research and clinical settings. However, nothing hitherto has been reported on the full integration of kinematics with baropodometric parameters, and only a few studies have addressed the association(More)
Accurate plantar pressure measurements are mandatory in both clinical and research contexts. Differences in accuracy, precision, reliability of pressure measurement devices (PMDs) prevented so far the onset of standardization processes and of reliable reference datasets. The Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) approved and conducted a scientific(More)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has been widely studied and a lot of information is available in the literature regarding the immunological, virological, neuroendocrinal and psychiatric aspects of the disease, but its aetiology is still poorly understood. Great attention has also been paid to the alteration of the muscular function caused by CFS. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND Since 2006, the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) has been conducting independent scientific activities to standardize the technical assessment of plantar pressure measurement devices (PMDs). MATERIAL AND METHODS On the basis of the ISS results, in 2010 the Pedobarographic Group of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics(More)