Martina Coscia

Dr.  Coscia , Martina

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+39 050 88 3061
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+39 050 883101



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About Me: 

I'm actually a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Translational Neural Engineering (TNE), Center for Neuroprosthetics and Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL).

I was a Research Fellow at the Motion Analysis Lab in the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston in 2011/12.

I did the PhD program in Biorobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa,Italy.

I received my Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Pisa in 2009.

My research interests include the study of neuro-motor control mechanisms and the motor recovery process following a stroke, in order to develop new algorithms, functional assessment methods and innovative rehabilitative strategies for robotic therapy in neurorehabilitation.


Selected Publications: 

PUBLICATIONS ON ISI JOURNALS
P. Tropea, V. Monaco, M. Coscia, F. Posteraro, S. Micera, Effects of early and intensive neuro-rehabilitative treatment on muscle synergies in acute post-stroke patients: a pilot study, accepted on Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation.

M. Coscia, V. C. K. Cheung, P. Tropea, A. Koenig, V. Monaco, C. Bennis, S. Micera, P. Bonato, Effect of gravity compensation on upper limb muscle synergies during reaching: preliminary results from healthy subjects, Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation, J. L. Pons, D. Torricelli and M. Pajaro, Springer Berlin Heidelberg 1:141-145, 2013.

V. Monaco, G. Galardi, M. Coscia, D. Martelli, S. Micera, Design and evaluation of NEUROBike: a neurorehabilitative platform for bedridden post-stroke patients, IEEE Trans Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 20: 845-854, 2012.

M. Coscia, V. Monaco, C. Martelloni, C. Chisari, S. Micera, Stroke involves different reorganization of muscle synergies between legs during walking, Gait&Posture 33, Supplement 1(0):S3, 2011.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
6th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering – November 6-8th 2013, “How the selection of muscle influences their synergies? A preliminary study using real data”, E. Pirondini, M. Coscia, A. Crema, M. Mancuso, S. Micera.

Ist International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR 2012) - November 14-16 2012, "Effect of gravity compensation on upper limb muscle synergies during reaching: preliminary results from healthy subjects", M. Coscia, V. C. K. Cheung, P. Tropea, A. Konig, V. Monaco, C. Bennis, S. Micera, P. Bonato.

33nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2011)- August 30-September 3 2011, “Cost function tuning improves muscle force estimation computed by static optimization during walking”, V. Monaco, M. Coscia, S. Micera.

International Conference of RehabiIitation Robotics ICORR 2011 – June 29-July 1 2011, “Computational aspects of MN activity estimation: a case study with post-stroke subjects”, M. Coscia, V. Monaco, M. Capogrosso, C. Chisari, S. Micera.

32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC 2010)- August 31-September 4 2010, “Evaluation of leg joint trajectories while carrying out passive manipulation by NEUROBike”, M. Coscia, G. Galardi, V. Monaco, S. Micera.

XVIII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK 2010) – June 16-19 2010, “Stroke involves different reorganization of muscle synergies between legs during walking”, Monaco V., Coscia M, Martelloni C, Chisari C, Micera S.

XVIII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK 2010) – June16-19 2010, “A model for the reconstruction of leg joint trajectories during walking based on Fourier series”, M. Coscia, V. Monaco, S. Micera.

International Neurorehabilitation Symposium (INRS)- Febrary 12-14 2009, "Effects of a robotic therapy for the upper limb of chronic post-stroke subjects: a biomechanical and EEGbased approach", S. Mazzoleni, M. Coscia, F. Posteraro, P. Dario, M. C. Carrozza.

International Conference of RehabiIitation Robotics ICORR 2009 – July 2009, “Effects of an upper limb robot-mediated therapy on paretic upper limb in chronic hemiparetic subjects: a biomechanical and EEG-based approach for functional assessment”, S. Mazzoleni, M.Coscia, G.Rossi, S.Aliboni, F.Posteraro, M.C.Carrozza.

ABSTRACTS AND ITALIAN CONFERENCE
XI Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica (SIAMOC 2010)- Ferrara October 4-7 2010, “Stroke involves different reorganization of muscle synergies between legs during walking”, M. Coscia, V. Monaco, C. Martelloni, C. Chisari, S. Micera.

Secondo Congresso Nazionale di Bioigegneria (GNB 2010) – Torino July 8-10 2010, “NEUROBike : a robotic platform for the neurorehabilitation of bedridden post-stroke subjects.”, M. Coscia, V. Monaco, G. Galardi, S. Micera.

CORNER Workshop – Genova December 14-15 2009, “Effects of an upper limb robot-aided therapy in chronic poststroke subjects: a biomechanical and EEG-based approach for functional assessment”, S. Mazzoleni, M. Coscia, G. Rossi, S. Aliboni, F. Posteraro, M. C. Carrozza.

CORNER Workshop – Genova December 14-15 2009, “NEUROBike: una piattaforma robotica per il recupero funzionale del cammino di soggetti allettati post- ictus”, Vito Monaco, Martina Coscia, Giuseppe Galardi, Silvestro Micera.

XVI Congresso Società Italiana di Psicofisiologia (SIPF) - Pisa November 27-29 2008, “Effects of a robot-mediated therapy for paretic upper limb in chronic subjects following a neurological injury: a biomechanical and EEG-based approach”, S.Mazzoleni, M.Coscia, G.Rossi, S.Aliboni, A. Battaglia, F.Posteraro, S. Micera, P.Dario, M.C.Carrozza.