Dario Martelli

Dr.  Martelli , Dario

Post Doctoral Fellow

About Me: 


I'm a Biomedical Engineer and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Biorobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy.
Conducting research focused on human movement analysis and the development of technologies and methods useful for restoration of motor functions.
I'm especially interested in the development of algorithms for early detection of loss of balance, in the characterization of actions implemented during unexpected perturbations and in the characterization of gait of amputees and subjects with neurological and vestibular disorders. Experienced in acquisition, elaboration and analysis of kinematic, kinetic and electromyographic signals, development of computer-based models and establishment of research protocols.

Selected Publications: 

Tropea P., Vitiello N., Martelli D., Aprigliano F., Micera S., Monaco V., “Detecting slipping-like perturbations by using adaptive oscillators”, Ann Biomed Eng. 2015 Feb; 43 (2): 416-26.

Venturi M., Straudi S., Martinuzzi C., Pavarelli C., Simonella C., Fanciullacci C., Martelli D., Micera S., Rossi B., Chisari C., “Robot-assisted gait training in subjects affected by multiple sclerosis: Effects on locomotor function and motor unit firing”, Gait & Posture 2014 Aug; 40(1), S21-S22.

Martelli D., Vannetti F., Cortese M., Tropea P., Giovacchini F., Micera S., Monaco V., Vitiello N., “The effects on biomechanics of walking and balance recovery in a novel pelvis exoskeleton during zero-torque control”, Robotica, 2014 Jun.

Martelli D., Artoni F., Monaco V., Sabatini A.M., Micera S., “Pre-impact fall detection: optimal sensor positioning based on a machine learning paradigm”, Plos One. 2014 Mar; 9(3).

Martelli D., Monaco V., Bassi Luciani L., Micera S., “Angular momentum during unexpected multidirectional perturbations delivered while walking”, IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2013 Jul; 60(7):1785-95.

Monaco V., Galardi G., Coscia M., Martelli D., Micera S., "Design and evaluation of NEUROBike: a neurorehabilitative platform for bedridden post-stroke patients IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2012 Nov; 20(6):845-52.

Bassi Luciani L., Genovese V., Monaco V., Martelli D., Micera S., “Novel assessment devices to quantify vestibular function and their relationship to clinical scales”, Workshop ICNR2012, Toledo, Spain, November 13-17, 2012.

Monaco V., Martelli D., Nacci A., Fattori B., Berrettini S., Micera S., “Modifications of muscle synergies and spinal maps due to absence of visual feedback in patients with unilateral vestibular disease”, in International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE EMBC) 2012, San Diego, California, USA, 29 August – 2 September, 2012.

Martelli D., Monaco V., Micera S., “Asymmetrical arms abduction during multidirectional perturbations”, GNB 2012, Rome, Italy, June 26 – 29, 2012.

Martelli D., Monaco V., Micera S., “Detecting falls by analyzing angular momentum”, in International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, June 29 – July 1, 2011.

Martelli D., Monaco V., Micera S., “All Cardan angle sequences are suitable for the estimation of the normalized angular momentum during treadmill walking”, in International Conference on Applied Bionics and Biomechanics (ICABB) 2010, Venice, Italy, October 14 – 16, 2010.