|Motor Control of Human Motion|
Modelling the way humans learn to coordinate their movements or their posture in daily life or in more demanding activities, is a relevant scientific field. The knowledge related to human motor control is historically based on a number of different motor paradigms, usually involving fast and coordinated movements with many degrees of freedom. For instance, standing posture is usually conceived as the initial state of walking or running and thus considered simple. Standing encompasses a continuous, fatiguing stabilization process, although requiring a small amount of external work, whereas walking and running are discontinuous control processes where a significant part of the cycle is purely passive (e.g. the swing phase in walking or the flying phase in running). The investigation of the motor control strategies actuated by the CNS requires the modelling of both the active control and the reconstruction of the mechanical aspects of the entire process.
|Laboratory: Movement Analysis Lab|
|Contact Person: Prof. Sandro Fioretti and Dott. Federica Verdini|