Maurizio Petrarca

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Italy

 

Biography

Maurizio Petrarca was born on January 15th 1957, he achieved a Bachelor's degree of Therapist of the Rehabilitation (1984), a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy (2004), and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences (2007) in Rome. He completed a PhD in Mechanical Measurement and Technologies in Engineering (2011) in Padua, with a project for the use of a 3D robotized platform for the assessment and the rehabilitation of gait and posture. He was employed at the Centre for Motor Education of the Italian Red Cross in Rome in 1984, at the “S. Giovanni Battista” Hospital, in Rome, from 1984 until 1999, and at the “Bambino Gesù” Children’s Hospital, in Rome, from 1999 until now. He is involved in Movement Analysis and in the introduction of technologies in rehabilitation since 1987. He designed, built and managed an original opto-electronic system for the analysis of the movement from 1990 to 1999. He is the head of the Movement Analysis and Robotics Laboratory at the “Bambino Gesù” Children’s Hospital, Palidoro, Rome since 1999. He was a member of the SIAMOC Committee (Italian Society of Movement Analysis in Clinic) from 2007 to 2011 and of ESMAC (European Society of Movement Analysis in Adults and Children) from 2013 to 2015. He is an author of numerous publications inherent neurological rehabilitation both in adult and children. He is an expert of theories on motor control and motor learning in pathological conditions. He organized many courses and congresses on the themes of the Movement Analysis, Robotics and Neuro-rehabilitation.

 

Conference Presentation

Innovative Technologies and Dynamic Solution for Gait Recovery in Children with Acquired Brain Injury 

 

 

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