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Research Activities @ BioLab3

Assessing Sport Performance


develop devices and algorithms for the evaluation of motor performance in different sport and leisure activities.
In the Lab, an instrumented crank and pedal for the acquisition of the dynamics and pose for spin bike activities has been recently realized in order to make possible to monitor modifications of mechanical variables during the execution of different cycling tasks. Muscular fatigue has also been estimated, and modifications of muscular synergies during fatiguing protocols are currently under analysis in a wider context of sports exercises.
The use of remote monitoring of the variables under exam makes it possible to extend the application to outdoor cycling.

List of publications on the topic

Publications on International Journals
- M. Bertollo, S. di Fronso, E. Filho, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, L. Bortoli, S. Comani, C. Robazza. Proficient brain for optimal performance: the MAP model perspective. PeerJ, 4: e2082, 2016
- M. Watson, D. Bibbo, C.R. Duffy, P. E. Riches, S. Conforto, A. Macaluso. Validity and reliability of an alternative method for measuring power output during six-second all-out cycling. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 30(4): 598-603, 2014
- A.M. Castronovo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, D. Bibbo, T. D'Alessio. How to assess performance in cycling: the multivariate nature of influencing factors and related indicators. Frontiers in Physiology, 4(116): 1-10, 2013
- D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, C. Gallozzi, T. D'Alessio. Combining electrical and mechanical data to evaluate muscular activities during cycling. WSEAS Transactions on Biology and Biomedicine, 3: 339-346, 2006
Contributions appeared on Proceedings of International Conferences
- . Shape Analysis of Bicipital Contraction by Means of RGB-D Sensor, Parallel Transport and Trajectory Analysis. XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016, 57: 628-633, 2016
- G.M. Lozito, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, F. Riganti Fulginei, D. Bibbo . A neural network embedded system for real-time estimation of muscle forces. ICCS 2015 International Conference On Computational Science, Reykjavik, Iceland: June 1-3, 2015
- S. Comani, L. Bortoli, S. Di Fronso, E. Fiho, C. De Marchis, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, C. Robazza, M. Bertollo. ERD/ERS Patterns of Shooting Performance within the Multi-Action Plan Model. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, Sevilla, Spain: September 25-28, 2013
- D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. A wireless integrated system to evaluate efficiency indexes in real time during cycling. EMBEC '08, Antwerp, Belgium: November 23-27, 2008
- S. Conforto, S.A. Sciuto, D. Bibbo, A. Scorza. Calibration of a measurement system for the evaluation of effectiveness index in bicycle training. EMBEC '08, Antwerp, Belgium: November 23-27, 2008
- F. Censi, S. Conforto, D. Bibbo. Heart rate variability analysis during bicycle ergometer exercise. 9th International Conference BIOSIGNAL, Brno, Czech Republic: June 29 - July 1, 2008
- M.T.S. Watson, D. Bibbo, C.R. Duffy, P.E. Riches, T. D'Alessio, A. Macaluso. Validity and reliability of a novel method for measuring maximal power output during 6-s all-out single legged actions on a frictionally-braked cycle-ergometer. 12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, Jyväskylä, Finland: July 11-14, 2007
- D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, C. Gallozzi, T. D'Alessio. How do muscles contribute to cycling?. 7th WSEAS International Conference on AUTOMATION & INFORMATION, Cavtat, Croatia: June 13-15, 2006
- D. Bibbo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. A wireless instrumented pedal to measure force during cycling. XVI International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology ISEK Congress, Torino, Italy: June 1-3, 2006
- D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Sistema di valutazione dell'efficienza di pedalata di un ciclista. Italian National Patent, I: TO2007A000955, 2007
Contributions appeared on Proceedings of National Congresses
- D. Bibbo, I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid, T. DAlessio, S. Conforto. A novel real time system to evaluate pedaling power and efficiency during cycling. Secondo Congresso Nazionale di Bioingegneria, Turin, Italy: July, 8-10, 2010

Theses on the topic

Marco Roverso Sensorizzazione bike per spinning, acquisizione ed elaborazione dati -