Projects per year
I joined the University of Bath in September 2014 as Teaching fellow. Since November 2014 I have been a research associate within the Sport, Health and Exercise Science Research Group. I obtained the Laurea degree (BSc plus MSc) in Biomedical Engineering (2007) from Politecnico di Milano and a PhD degree in Human Physiology (2010) from Università degli Studi di Milano. I remained in Milano to undertake two post-doctoral research positions (2010-2014), working on human locomotion and injury prevention in the volleyball game and in 2012 I was awarded the 'Young Investigator Award' at the 17th Annual European College of Sport Science (ECSS)-Congress in Bruges, Belgium.
I am interested in the biomechanics of the human motion, especially for clinical, sport and injury prevention applications. My previous research has been focused on the relation between energetics and mechanics of different forms of locomotion and sports. I have been working on shoulder injury prevention in volleyball players, biomechanics of cycling and pathological locomotion in osteoarthritis affected patients and cervical spine injury prevention in rugby activities.
In 2016 I joined the 'Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications' (CAMERA), as a research associate working on rehabilitation area. I’m involved now in a project entitled ‘Mapping Amputees residuum changes’. This research aims to generate an accurate measure of daily and long term residual limb volume changes in lower limb amputees, providing data, which can immediately be utilised for patients’ rehabilitation and adaptable prosthetic liners design.
My research interests include lower limb amputees, pathological locomotion, sport injury prevention, musculoskeletal simulation, and motion analysis and my research approach includes both experimental sessions and musculoskeletal modelling of the human motion, in order to establish risk factors, prevent injuries/illness and improve performance
- Lower limb amputees
- Pathological locomotion
- Sport injury prevention
- Musculoskeletal simulation
- Motion analysis
- Mapping residuum volume in amputees
ACTIPh - Additive Constructed Trastibial Intelligent ProstHetic
9/12/18 → 30/06/19
Project: Research council
1/12/17 → 28/05/19
Project: Central government, health and local authorities
Research Output per year
A downward head posture leads to higher cervical spine loading during head-first impacts in simulated rugby tacklesSeminati, E., Preatoni, E., Trewartha, G., Stokes, K., Williams, S. & Cazzola, D., 15 Mar 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 51, 4, p. 385-386
Research output: Contribution to journal › Meeting abstract
A prototype personalised liner for lower limb amputees: design, manufacture and preliminary test results.Seminati, E., Canepa Talamas, D. A., Dhokia, V., Young, M., Twiste, M. & Bilzon, J., 17 Mar 2017.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Assessment of residuum volume and shape following lower limb amputation: validity and reliability of a novel structured light 3D scannerBilzon, J., Seminati, E., Canepa Talamas, D. A., Young, M., Twiste, M. & Dhokia, V., 17 Mar 2017.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract
A “head-down” position increases cervical spine loading in head first impacts: a combined in-vitro and in-silico approachSeminati, E., Preatoni, E., Trewartha, G., Wallbaum, A. & Cazzola, D., 24 Mar 2017, Abstract Book of the 26th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane (Aus), July 23-27, 2017. 1 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution