Valentina Camomilla

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The functional method identifies the hip joint centre (HJC) as the centre of rotation of the femur relative to the pelvis during an ad hoc movement normally recorded using stereophotogrammetry. This method may be used for the direct determination of subject-specific HJC coordinates or for creating a database from which regression equations may be derived(More)
The human hip joint is normally represented as a spherical hinge and its centre of rotation is used to construct femoral anatomical axes and to calculate hip joint moments. The estimate of the hip joint centre (HJC) position using a functional approach is affected by stereophotogrammetric errors and soft tissue artefacts. The aims of this study were (1) to(More)
The reliability of the estimate of joint kinematic variables and the relevant functional interpretation are affected by the uncertainty with which bony anatomical landmarks and underlying bony segment anatomical frames are determined. When a stereo-photogrammetric system is used for in vivo studies, minimising and compensating for this uncertainty is(More)
The postural control system is assessed by observing body sway while the subject involved aims at maintaining a specified up-right posture. Internal masses generate internal reaction forces that constitute an internal mechanical stimulus that may contribute to cause segmental displacements, i.e. body sway. Thus, gaining knowledge about the amplitude and(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity of posturographic parameters (PP) to changes in acquisition settings. A group of eight young adults underwent a set of typical orthostatic posture trials, and selected PP were then calculated from a set of centre of pressure (CoP) displacement time series obtained by applying different cut-off(More)
In human movement analysis, accuracy and robustness of the algorithms used to determine the location of centres of rotation from stereophotogrametric data depend mainly on their capacity to deal with the artefacts due to soft tissue deformation (STA). While evaluating these algorithms using a mathematical simulation approach, effectual realizations of STAs(More)
In human movement analysis based on stereophotogrammetry, bone pose is reconstructed by observing a cluster of skin markers. Each marker undergoes a displacement relative to the underlying bone that is regarded as an artefact (soft-tissue artefact, STA) since it affects accuracy in bone pose estimation. This paper proposes a set of metrics for the(More)
While reconstructing skeletal movement using stereophotogrammetry, the relative movement between a skin marker and the underlying bone is regarded as an artefact (soft tissue artefact: STA). Similarly, the consequent pose, size and shape variations that affect a cluster of markers associated with a bony segment, or any arbitrary change of configuration in(More)
This paper aimed at investigating the neuromuscular response of knee flexor and extensor muscles in elite karateka and karate amateurs (Amateurs) during isokinetic knee flexion/extensions and during the execution of a front kick (FK). Surface electromyograms (sEMG) were recorded from the right vastus lateralis (VL) and biceps femoris (BF) muscles with a(More)
This study aimed at investigating two aspects of neuromuscular control around the hip and knee joint while executing the roundhouse kick (RK) using two techniques: Impact RK (IRK) at trunk level and No-Impact RK at face level (NIRK). The influence of technical skill level was also investigated by comparing two groups: elite Karateka and Amateurs. Surface(More)