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The group offers the possibility of getting closer to the Neurophysiology and Movement Analysis world to pre- and post-lauream students, working on a clinical environment and developing research projects together with the team members.
The team continuously offers thesis projects under the supervision of prof. Alessandra Del Felice, and co-supervised by one or more Bioengineers, granting an education to multidisciplinary approaches from the very beginning of the students' careers.

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Lab e-mail address: neuromove.rehab@unipd.it
Alessandra Del Felice (alessandra.delfelice@unipd.it)
Emanuela Formaggio (emanuela.formaggio@unipd.it)
Roberto Di Marco (roberto.dimarco@unipd.it)
Maria Rubega (maria.rubega@unipd.it)

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Research Fellowship (Assegno di Ricerca) - 12 months
Project Title: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy: the role of neuroimaging and gait analysis as outcome measures.

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare slowly developing autoimmune disease, in which the immune system attacks the myelin that insulates and protects nerves, whose etiology is unknown. Despite the administration of therapy, CIDP can cause severe disability with associated loss of autonomy functions and significant impact on patients’ quality of life.
Although the European Federation of Neurological Societies/Peripheral Nerve Society (EFNS/PNS) has published the diagnostic criteria to define CIDP, this pathology is often misdiagnosed mainly due to a lack of clear biomarkers, leading to a delay in the adoption of the most suitable clinical intervention.
One of the project objectives is to explore the feasibility and applicability to daily clinical practice of wearable devices to quantify motion characteristics able to follow the disease progression and possible treatment effects, possibly being of support to tune the pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. Data from wearable devices will be correlated with clinical scores to define new objective biomarkers for CIDP.
The research fellow will be asked to:

  • Work in an interdisciplinary team (Neurologists, Physicians, Bioengineers, Neuropsychologists);
  • Acquire and process motion data using wearable devices;
  • Run a statistical analysis and interpret the results;
  • Prepare scientific papers.