Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

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Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (FPM) was founded through a joint effort between “Politecnico di Milano” -the main Italian Polytechnic university, founded in Milan in 1863-, and major regional institutions and corporations for supporting research projects, in order to contribute to the innovation and development of the economic-productive environment. FPM is an operational structure, engaged in several European projects, that acts as a bridge between the academia and the market, managing large projects and programmes on applied research and innovation transfer. For this purpose, FPM relies on the scientific knowledge within Politecnico di Milano, in particular, on the expertise of the Bioengineering Section from the Electronic, Information and Bioengineering Department, which is involved in education and research activities that cover all areas of biomedical engineering. Research in the field of human movement analysis is conducted at the Laboratory of Movement Biomechanics and Motor Control, where many activities are performed in collaboration with rehabilitation centres and new applications of biomechanics were developed for improving the functional assessment in different pathologies. The research group from the Bioengineering Section is headed by Carlo Frigo, whose mainly activities are related to human movement biomechanics and its applications to rehabilitation. Paolo Vercesi is the head of the Training, Competences and Social responsibility Area at Fondazione Politecnico di Milano. With his strong experience at university and high school level teaching, he participated in many funded projects in the sectors of emerging technologies analysis and good practice market exploitation and as advisor to training planning and quality label implementation in private companies. Esteban Pavan performs research activities related to all aspects of the analysis of human movement, from the development of new instruments to the application of new technologies in the clinical field for improving the rehabilitation process.