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Dr. Leonardo Gizzi

Dr.
Leonardo Gizzi
Research Associate

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Phone 0049 711 685-60044
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University of Stuttgart
Institute of Applied Mechanics
Pfaffenwaldring 4f
70569 Stuttgart
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Publications
Books and Monographs
Iosa M, Dominici N, Tamburella F, GIZZI L, eds. (2015). Neuro-Motor Control and Feed-Forward Models of Locomotion in Humans. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88919-614-2 ISSN 1664-8714, ISBN 978-2-88919-614-2

Sartori M, GIZZI L, Farina D (2012). Modeling of Human Locomotion Based on Low- Dimensional Impulsive Activation Signals: Perspectives for Neurotechnologies. In: Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation, vol. 2, p. 1239-1242, ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-642-34545-6

Refereed Journal Publications

GIZZI L,  Röhrle  O, Petzke F, Falla D. People with low back pain show reduced movement complexity during their most active daily tasks. European Journal of Pain 2018

Ramasamy E, Avci O, Dorow D, Chong SY, GIZZI L, Steidle G, Schick F, Röhrle O: An Efficient Modelling-Simulation-Analysis Workflow to Investigate Stump-Socket Interaction Using Patient-Specific, Three-Dimensional, Continuum-Mechanical, Finite Element Residual Limb Models. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 6

Testa M, Geri T, Pitance L, Lentz P, GIZZI L, Erlenwein J, Petkze P, Falla D: Alterations in jaw clenching force control in people with myogenic temporomandibular disorders. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 43, 111-117

Crawford R, GIZZI L, Dieterich A, Mhuiris ÁN, Falla D.: Age-related changes in trunk muscle activity and spinal and lower limb kinematics during gait. PloS one 13 (11), e0206514

Falla D, GIZZI L, Parsa H, Dieterich A, Petzke F.: People with chronic neck pain walk with a stiffer spine. In: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 47 (2017), Nr. 4, S. 268-277

Testa M, Geri T, GIZZI L, Falla D: High-density EMG reveals novel evidence of altered masseter muscle activity during symmetrical and asymmetrical bilateral jaw clenching tasks in people with chronic nonspecific neck pain. In: Clinical Journal of Pain 33 (2017), Nr. 2, S. 148-159

Halvorsen M, Falla D, GIZZI L, Harms-Ringdahl K, Peolsson A, Dedering A: Short-and long-term effects of exercise on neck muscle function in cervical radiculopathy: A randomized clinical trial. In: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 48 (2016), Nr. 8, S. 696-704

Crawford RJ, GIZZI L, Mhuiris A, Falla D: Are regions of the lumbar multifidus differentially activated during walking at varied speed and inclination? In: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 30 (2016), S. 177-183

Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Ketabi S Farina D, Kersting UG: Modular control of treadmill vs overground running. In: PLoS ONE 11 (2016), Nr. 4

Felici F, Bazzucchi I , Sgrò P, Quinzi F, Conti A, Aversa A, GIZZI L, Mezzullo M, Romanelli F, Pasquali R, Lenzi A, Di Luigi L: Acute severe male hypo-testosteronemia affects central motor command in humans. In: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 28 (2016), S. 184-192

Testa M, Geri T, GIZZI L, Petzke, F, Falla D: Alterations in Masticatory Muscle Activation in People with Persistent Neck Pain Despite the Absence of Orofacial Pain or Temporomandibular Disorders. In: Journal of oral &amp, facial pain and headache 29 (2015), Nr. 4, S. 340-348

GIZZI L, Muceli S, Petzke F, Falla D: Experimental muscle pain impairs the synergistic modular control of neck muscles. In: PLoS ONE 10 (2015), Nr. 9

Iosa M, GIZZI L, Tamburella F, Dominici N: Editorial: Neuro-motor control and feed-forward models of locomotion in humans. In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9 (2015), Nr. JUNE

Vaisy M, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Consmüller T, Pfingsten M, Falla D: Measurement of Lumbar Spine Functional Movement in Low Back Pain. In: Clinical Journal of Pain 31 (2015), Nr. 10, S. 876-885

Jiang N, GIZZI L, Mrachacz-Kersting N, Dremstrup K, Farina D: A brain-computer interface for single-trial detection of gait initiation from movement related cortical potentials. In: Clinical Neurophysiology (2015), Nr. 126, Issue 1, Pages 154-159

Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Farina D, Kersting UG: Motor modules of human locomotion: Influence of EMG averaging, concatenation, and number of step cycles. In: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8 (2014), Nr. MAY

Falla D, GIZZI L, Tschapek M, Erlenwein J, Petzke F: Reduced task-induced variations in the distribution of activity across back muscle regions in individuals with low back pain. In: Pain 155 (2014), Nr. 5, S. 944-953

Rea M, Rana M, Lugato N, Terekhin P, GIZZI L, Brötz D, Fallgatter A, Birbaumer N, Sitaram R, Caria A: Lower limb movement preparation in chronic stroke: A pilot study toward an fnirs-bci for gait rehabilitation. In: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 28 (2014), Nr. 6, S. 564-575

Moreno JC, Barroso F, Farina D, GIZZI L, Santos C, Molinari M, Pons JL: Effects of robotic guidance on the coordination of locomotion. In: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 10 (2013), Nr. 1

Lluch E, Schomacher J, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Seegar D, Falla D: Immediate effects of active cranio-cervical flexion exercise versus passive mobilisation of the upper cervical spine on pain and performance on the cranio-cervical flexion test. In: Manual Therapy 19 (2014), Nr. 1, S. 25-31

Sartori M, GIZZI L, Lloyd DG, Farina D: A musculoskeletal model of human locomotion driven by a low dimensional set of impulsive excitation primitives. In: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience (2013), Nr. JUN

Oliveira AS, Silva PB, Lund ME, GIZZI L, Farina D, Kersting UG: Effects of Perturbations to Balance on Neuromechanics of Fast Changes in Direction during Locomotion. In: PLoS ONE 8 (2013), Nr. 3

GIZZI L, Nielsen JF, Felici F, Moreno JC, Pons JL, Farina D: Motor modules in robot-aided walking. In: Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 9 (2012), Nr. 1

Kilen A, GIZZI L, Jensen BR, Farina D, Nordsborg NB: Changes in human muscle oxygen saturation and mean fiber conduction velocity during intense dynamic exercise-effect of muscular training status. In: Muscle and Nerve 46 (2012), Nr. 5, S. 746-754

Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Kersting UG, Farina D: Modular organization of balance control following perturbations during walking. In: Journal of Neurophysiology 108 (2012), Nr. 7, S. 1895-1906

Farina D, Negro F, GIZZI L, Falla D: Low-frequency oscillations of the neural drive to the muscle are increased with experimental muscle pain. In: Journal of Neurophysiology 107 (2012), Nr. 3, S. 958-965

GIZZI L, Nielsen JF, Felici F, Ivanenko YP, Farina D: Impulses of activation but not motor modules are preserved in the locomotion of subacute stroke patients. J Neurophysiol. 2011 Jul;106(1):202-10. doi: 10.1152/jn.00727.2010. Epub 2011 Apr 20.

Dideriksen JL, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Falla D: Deterministic accessory spinal movement in functional tasks characterizes individuals with low back pain. In: Clinical Neurophysiology 125 (2014), Nr. 8, S. 1663-1668

Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Farina D, Kersting UG: Gait modulation for the reactive recovery of balance. In: IFMBE Proceedings 34 IFMBE (2011), S. 271-274

Dewhurst S, Macaluso A, GIZZI L, Felici F, Farina D, De Vito G: Effects of altered muscle temperature on neuromuscular properties in young and older women. In: European Journal of Applied Physiology 108 (2010), Nr. 3, S. 451-458

Masci I, Vannozzi G, GIZZI L, Bellotti P, Felici F: Neuromechanical evidence of improved neuromuscular control around knee joint in volleyball players. In: European Journal of Applied Physiology 108 (2010), Nr. 3, S. 443-450

Sbriccoli P, Sacchetti M, Felici F, GIZZI L, Lenti M, Scotto A, De Vito G: Non-invasive assessment of muscle fiber conduction velocity during an incremental maximal cycling test. In: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 19 (2009), Nr. 6

GIZZI L, Lenti M, Felici F, Filligoi G: Muscle fibers conduction velocity in cycling: A cross correlation-based application for dynamic exercise. In: IET Conference Publications (2008), Nr. 540 CP

 

Conference proceedings

Varotto, C., Sawacha, Z., GIZZI, L., Farina, D. and Sartori, M., 2017, July. Closed-loop EMG-informed model-based analysis of human musculoskeletal mechanics on rough terrains. In Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 2017 International Conference on (pp. 364-368). IEEE.

Crawford RJ, GIZZI L, Ni Mhuiris Á, Dieterich A, Falla D: Thoracolumbar erector spinae and trunk obliques muscle activity during walking at various speeds and inclinations: differences between young and older asymptomatic adults. Eurospine Conference 2018, Barcelona, Spain, September 19 th-21 st, 2018.

Altan E, GIZZI L, Göktepe S and Röhrle O: Modelling isometric-exercise-induced skeletal muscle adaptation, World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB2018), Dublin, Ireland, June 8 th-12 th.

GIZZI L and Klotz T and Bleiler C, Röhrle O: Computational Challenges in Multi-scale Modelling of the Neuromuscular System, World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB2018), Dublin, Ireland, June 8 th-12 th.

Altan E. GIZZI L and Röhrle O: Modelling voluntary contraction of knee extensors using a motor unit recruitment model, International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Dublin, Ireland, June 30 th-July 2 nd 2018.

Saini H, GIZZI L, Altan E, Ramasay E, Ates F, Röhrle O: Predicting skeletal muscle force from motor-unit activity using 3D FEM. Annual Scientific Conference of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), Munich, Germany, 19 th-23 rd March 2018.

Altan E, GIZZI L and Röhrle O: Modelling voluntary contraction capabilities of vastus lateralis using a motor unit recruitment model. Annual Scientific Conference of the International Association of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (GAMM), Munich, Germany, 19 th-23 rd March 2018.

Saini H, GIZZI L, Ates F and Röhrle O: Subject-specific 3D Musculoskeletal Simulations of the Human Tibialis Anterior. In: Proceedings International Conference on Computational Bioengineering (ICCB), Compiègne France, 6-8 September 2017.

Altan E, GIZZI L and Röhrle O: Modelling the adaptation of skeletal muscles in response to isometric exercise. In: Proceedings International Conference on Computational Bioengineering (ICCB), Compiègne France, 6-8 September 2017.

GIZZI L, Röhrle O, Petzke F, Falla D: People with chronic low back pain show reduced movement complexity during daily activities. In: XXI ISEK Congress Book of Proceedings. Chicago, US 05-08 July 2016

Geri T, Testa M, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Falla D: High-density EMG reveals altered masseter muscle activation during unilateral and bilateral jaw clenching tasks in people with chronic neck pain - IFOMPT Conference 2016, Glasgow, 04 - 08 July 2016

Halvorsen M, Falla D, GIZZI L, Harms-Ringdahl K, Anneli Peolsson A, Dedering Å: Short- and long-term effects of exercise on neck muscle function in cervical radiculopathy: a randomized clinical trial. IFOMPT Conference 2016, Glasgow, 04 - 08 July 2016

Crawford R, GIZZI L, Ni Mhuiris Á, Falla D: Are deep and superficial lumbar multifidus differentially activated during walking at different speeds and inclinations? ISSLS at SpineWeek 2016, Singapore May 16 – 20, 2016

Crawford R, GIZZI L, Ni Mhuiris Á, Falla D: Are deep and superficial regions of the lumbar multifidus differentially activated during walking at different speeds and inclinations? IFOMPT Conference 2016, Glasgow, 04 - 08 July 2016

Testa M, Geri T, Roatta S, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Falla D: (2014). Bite force control in subjects with chronic neck pain. In: EULAR Proceedings 2014. Paris, 9-11 July 2014

Geri T, Testa M, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Falla D: Elevated masticatory muscle activity during jaw clenching in people with chronic neck pain. In: XX ISEK Congress Book of Proceedings. Rome, Italy, 15-18 July 2014

Marchetti E, Tirabasso A, Sacco F, Lunghi A, Di Giovanni R, GIZZI L, Fattorini L: Neuromuscular influence of the mechanical vibration during hand-grip tasks. In: ISEK 2014 Book of Proceedings. Rome, Italy, 15-18 July 2014

GIZZI L, Petzke F, Falla D: Effects of experimentally induced pain on the modular control of neck muscles. In: XX ISEK Conference Book of Proceedings. Rome, Italy, 15-18 July 2014

Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Ketabi S, Farina D, Kersting UG: Neuromuscular control of running: overground vs treadmill. In: ACSM 61th Annual Meeting, Book of Proceedings. Orlando, 2014

GIZZI L, Petzke F, Falla D: Reorganization Of Neck Muscle Activity During Multidirectional Neck Movement With Experimental Muscle Pain. In: Book of Abstracts of the Deutscher Schmerzkongress, Hamburg, Germany, 23-26/10/2013. Hamburg, 23-26/10/2013

Vaisy M, GIZZI L, Petzke F, Consmüller T, Falla D:  Lumbar and pelvis movement characteristics in low back pain. In: Abstractband des Deutschen Schmerzkongresses 2013. Hamburg, 23-26/10/2013

Gervasio S, GIZZI L, Farina D & Mrachacz-Kersting N: Extracting motor module as a measure of interlimb coordination . In: Proceedings Sfn 2012. New Orleans, 13-17 Ottobre 2012

GIZZI L, Felici F, Dosen S, Moreno JC, Pons JL, Nielsen JF, Ivanenko YP, Farina D: (2012). Motor Modules During Normal And Robotic-Aided Walking Of Stroke Patients. In: Proceeedings of World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Beijing, China, May 26-31 2012

GIZZI L, Kilen A, Rona Jensen B, Felici F, Nordsborg N. and Farina D: (2012). Effect of power and cranking rate on motor control of upper body in high level athletes. In: Proc. ISEK – International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology. Brisbane, AUS, 2012 July 19-21 st

Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Felici F, Kersting U and Farina D: (2012). Perturbations to balance in the frontal and sagittal plane influence specific muscle synergies. In: Proceedings XIX Biennial ISEK Congress. Brisbane (AUS), 19-21 July 2012

Falla D, GIZZI L, Tschapek M, Petzke F: Multiple and parallel experimental approaches in patients with musculoskeletal pain. In: Deutscher Schmerzkongress. Mannheim, 17-20/10/2012

Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Farina D and Kersting UG: Gait Modulation For The Reactive Recovery Of Balance. In: Proceedings of the 15th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomdical Engineering and Medical Physics. Aalborg (DK), June 14-17, 2011

Falla D, Negro F, GIZZI L, Farina D: The Low Frequency Oscillations Of The Neural Drive To The Muscle Are Increased With Experimental Muscle Pain. In: 7th Congress of the European Federation of IASP Chapters (EFIC) - PAIN IN EUROPE VII Hamburg, Germany, September 21 - 24, 2011. Hamburg, Germany, September 21 - 24, 2011

Oliveira AS, GIZZI L, Kersting UG, Farina D: Direction-dependent muscle synergies for the reactive recovery of balance following perturbations during gait. In: Proceedings of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. San Diego (CA), 12-17 November 2010

GIZZI L, Feldbæk Nielsen J, Felici F, Filligoi G, Ivanenko Y, Farina D: Effect of post stroke therapy on walking motor modules. In: Proceedings of Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. San Diego (CA), 12-17 November 2010

GIZZI L, Feldbæk Nielsen J, Felici F, Filligoi G, Ivanenko Y, Farina D: Motor control and stroke: is the effectiveness of post stroke therapy reflected by movement motor modules and activation coefficients? In: XIII International Society for Electrophysiology and Kinesiology congress. Aalborg, Denmark, 16-19 June 2010

GIZZI L, Feldbæk Nielsen J, Felici F, Filligoi G and Farina D: Muscle synergies in stroke patients during walking. In: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience 2009. Chicago (IL), 17-21/10/2009

GIZZI L, Feldbæk Nielsen J, Felici F, Filligoi G and Farina D: Muscle synergies in stroke patients during walking. In: Proc. EWOMS 2009. Lisboa (Portugal), 4-6 June 2009, p. 66, ISBN/ISSN: ISBN: 978-972-735-164-0

GIZZI L, Feldbæk Nielsen J, Felici F, Filligoi G and Farina D: Muscle synergies after stroke and the emergence of new motor strategies. In: Proc. VI Meeting IIM 21-23 October 2009, Siena, Italy. 2009. p. 19

GIZZI L, Lenti M, Felici F, Filligoi G: Muscle fibers conduction velocity in cycling: A cross correlation-based application for dynamic exercise. In: Advances in Medical, Signal and Information Processing, 2008. MEDSIP 2008. 4 th IET International Conference on, ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-86341-934-8

Masci I, GIZZI L, Bellotti P, Bellotti S, Vannozzi G, Felici F: “Knee flexors-extensors coactivation during vertical jumps is reduced in volleyball players”. In: Proc. IV meeting IIM – Istituto Interuniversitario di Miologia – 2007. Roma, November 21-25, p. 26

GIZZI L, Filligoi G, and Felici F: “A multi-electrode array approach to muscle fibers conduction velocity estimation during dynamic exercise”. In: Proc. IV meeting IIM – Istituto Interuniversitario di Miologia – 2007, November 21-25. Roma, 21-25/11/2007, p. 26

Ciarla G, GIZZI L, Ronca M, Bazzucchi I: “Muscle fibers conduction velocity is mainly affected by force intensity than contraction speed during isokinetic exercise”. In: Proc. ISEK – International Society of Electromyography and Kinesiology 2006. Torino, 28/06-01/07 2006, p. 77-78

 

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