The experience of the Machine Mechanics team in the field of dynamic analysis of mechanical systems is deployed to the study of biomechanics too. In fact, the fundamentals of mechanics are applied in various fields of bioengineering, such as the design of endoprosthesis and esoprosthesis, the analysis of movement, the ergonomic study aimed at optimizing human-machine interfaces, the design of rehabilitation machines and advanced sports equipment.

The team’s research activity focuses on the dynamic simulation of biomechanical models through the OpenSim multi-body software, which allows to perform kinematic and dynamic analyses starting from experimental data of movement analysis.

In the field of sports biomechanics, the Machine Mechanics team deals with the modeling of motion dynamics and the design of test devices for the experimental evaluation of the sporting gesture.


Laboratory of Machine Mechanics

  1. D. Costa, G. Palmieri, D. Scaradozzi and M. Callegari: “Functional design of a biomimetic flapper”, In: Mechanism Design for Robotics. Springer, 66, 2019. 302-309
  2. D. Costa, M. Callegari, G. Palmieri, D. Scaradozzi, M. Brocchini, G. Zitti: “Experimental Setup for the Validation of the Bio-Inspired Thruster of an Ostraciiform Swimming Robot”, Proc. 14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications, MESA 2018, July 2-4, 2018, Oulu; Finland. #8449165
  3. Costa, D., Palmieri, G., Palpacelli, M.-C., Panebianco, L., Scaradozzi, D.: “Design of a Bio-Inspired Autonomous Underwater Robot”, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems: Theory and Applications, 91(2), 2018, 181-192
  4. Costa, D., Franciolini, M., Palmieri, G., Crivellini, A., Scaradozzi, D.: “Computational fluid dynamics analysis and design of an ostraciiform swimming robot”, Proc. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, 2018, 135-140
  5. G. Palmieri, M. Callegari, S. Fioretti, “Analytical and multibody modeling for the power analysis of standing jumps”, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 18(14), 2015, 1564-1573
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