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.
Design of sensing devices for telemedicine applications in cardiology
Statistical gait analysis
Muscle synergy assessment during cyclic and non-cyclic movements
Design of a MIMU-based wearable devices network
Design of a NIRS wearable device
Multisensory integration in balance control
Machine learning for muscle activation patterns identification during cyclical movements
Effects of bilateral sub-thalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation on gait in patients affected by Parkinson's disease
Monitoring of daily living activities through MIMU system: functional reach to grasp
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)
Teachings list at DET@POLITO