Alberto Rainoldi was born in Torino, Italy and graduated in physics (1991) from Torino University. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in physical medicine and rehabilitation (2002) at the Faculty of Medicine, Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy. Since 1996, he has been with Politecnico di Torino, where his research activity was focused on the assessment of proper methodologies useful to increase the standardization and the repeatability of surface EMG measures, allowing their clinical use; the feasibility study of a technique of muscle fiber type estimation based on surface EMG; the assessment of EMG signal modification in different clinical pathologies. He was also a Scientific Consultant of the S. Maugeri Foundation (Pavia, Italy) for the research projects in the field of muscle fatigue. He serves as Associate Professor at the School of Exercise and Sport Science of the University of Turin, Italy where he teaches the courses of Research Methodology, Bioengineering, and Complex Systems. Since 2007, he leads the Motor Science Research Center of that School where the research activity is focused on mechanical fatigue during long-lasting exercise; myoelectric fatigue (EMG fatigue) during ischemic and/or intermittent (with short recovery time) exercises; noninvasive methods to assess muscular phenotypes; baropodometry and posture/balance assessment; motion capture based on marker-markerless devices and on inertial sensors. He is Secretary of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK) and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology (JEK).
Biography Updated on 31 July 2011