• Position: Full Professor
  • Email: marco.knaflitz@polito.it
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  • Publications: Publication list at IRIS@POLITO

  • Biography:

    Marco Knaflitz was born in Torino, Italy. He received the Italian Laurea in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy. From 1986 to 1990 he was with the Neuromuscular Research Center of Boston University, Boston, MA, as a Research Assistant Professor. From 1995 to 2000 he was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the Union Institute of Cincinnati (OH). Since 1990 he has been with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of the Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, where he is presently a Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering and teaches Biomedical Instrumentation and Implantable Active Devices.
    He has been active since 1985 in the fields of design of biomedical instrumentation and biomedical signal analysis. Specifically, his research interests are mainly focused on the detection and analysis of the myoelectric signal for research and clinical applications.


    Research areas:
  • Design of sensing devices for telemedicine applications in cardiology
  • Statistical gait analysis
  • Muscle synergy extraction in human balance and motor control
  • Design of a MIMU-based wearable devices network
  • Design of a NIRS wearable device
  • Multisensory integration in balance control
  • Neural commands in Parkinson's Disease (PD) patients before and after Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Machine learning for muscle activation patterns identification during cyclical movements


  • Ongoing funded projects:
  • Schiera attiva indossabile multi-sensore per la prevenzione dello scompenso cardiaco
  • Acquisizione di contributi tecnico-scientifici nella forma di valutazioni di Partenariati Pubblico Privati (PPP) in ambito sanitario, in seno al Gruppo di Lavoro Tecnico (GLT) – Esperto in materia di Health Technology Assessment (HTA)


  • Teaching activities:
    Teachings list at DET@POLITO