Dr. Mancini studies how to improve everyday functional mobility and prevent falls with rehabilitation interventions by investigating the pathophysiology of motor impairments and objectively characterizing them with new technologies. Using a variety of body worn sensors to characterize movement (i.e EMG, inertial sensors) and brain activity, this line of research will help in determine how the central nervous system integrates sensory information in healthy individuals and those with movement disorders, with a particular focus on Parkinson's disease. These novel, objective metrics of movement, combined with neurophysiological information, allows for the determination of optimal variable(s) to integrate with biofeedback, resulting in more effective rehabilitation interventions. This approach will bring new possibilities to monitor and condition functional mobility on a daily basis directly at home.
- B.S., University of Bologna Italy 2002
- M.S., University of Bologna Italy 2005
- Ph.D., University of Bologna Italy 2009