Franco Lullo

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Variations in kinematic performances and muscle activations, underlying improvements in muscle function and strength, in response to upper arm training of patients with congenital or acquired brain injuries, are still poorly understood. One of the most interesting features of a robot-mediated therapy is the ability to quantify the performance of the(More)
The equilibrium system needs the coordination of three subsystems: sensory, skeletal and central nervous system. The central nervous system (CNS) counteracts equilibrium perturbations by means of compensatory and anticipatory postural adjustments (APA). While compensatory adjustments deal with actual perturbations of balance, the APA precede perturbations.(More)
One of the most appealing features of robot-assisted-therapy (RMT) consists in the possibility to quantify the performances of the rehabilitation task proposed to the patient. The analysis of kinematics indexes, providing quantitative information about movement patterns that is not captured using clinical measures, could be used as reliable outcome measures(More)
Arm reaching movements (ARM) are mainly used in rehabilitative settings, as robot mediated therapies, virtual reality and motion capture systems in exergaming. ARM typical consist of gaussian-like bell shaped velocity profile. No previous paper addressed in details their relationships with amplitude and speed of the movement and aim of the paper is to study(More)
Functional recovery of limb mobility of patients with spinal or cerebral injuries can take great advantage of the basic role played by sensorial and proprioceptive stimulations. On this base the Institute of Biomedical Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences have recently developed the “Regent Suit” (RS), an experimental medical device(More)
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