Massimo Sartori, Dr.


Institute for  Neurorehabilitation Systems

Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology (BFNT) Goettingen
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience (BCCN)
University Medical Center Goettingen
Georg-August University
Von-Siebold-Str. 4,

37075 Goettingen, Germany

Tel: + 49 (0) 551 / 39 20406
Fax: + 49 (0) 551 / 39 20110


-       PhD degree in Information and Communication Science and Technologies,

        University of Padova, Italy, 2011

-       Master degree in Computer Engineering, University of Padova, Italy, 2007

-       Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering, University of Padova, Italy, 2004


Major Research Interests
My research interests include the development of physiologically accurate neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) models of human lower and upper limbs. I am interested at understanding how humans control muscles and produce body motion. I am applying NMS modeling to the development of neuromuscular human-machine interfaces for the proportional control of multiple degrees of freedom in prostheses and powered orthoses.

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I am mainly involved in the DEMOVE project.

Selected Recent Publications

M. Sartori, M. Reggiani, T. VD. Bogert, DG. Lloyd. Estimation of musculotendon kinematics in large musculoskeletal models using multidimensional B-Splines. Journal of Biomechanics. 2012 .

M. Sartori, M. Reggiani, E. Pagello, D.G. Lloyd. Modeling the Human Knee for Assistive Technologies. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 2012

M. Sartori, M. Reggiani, D. G. Lloyd, and E. Pagello. A neuromusculoskeletal model of the human lower extremity: Towards EMG-driven actuation of multiple joints in powered orthoses. In Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2011). Swizzerland, June, 2011.