Lorenzo Chiari

Lorenzo Chiari is an Electronic Engineer (1993) and got a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (1997). He is currently full professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering (DEI) of the University of Bologna.
Member of the editorial board of the journal Frontiers in Neurology (Review Editor of the Movement Disorders section, IF = 3.144), former member of the editorial board of the journal Gait & Posture published by Elsevier (2004-2014) and reviewer for numerous international journals.
From 2003 to 2007 he was a member of the board of the Italian Society for the Analysis of Movement in Clinic (SIAMOC) and from 2007 to 2011 member of the board of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR). He has collaborated with the American, NASA, and European space agencies, ESA, as an external auditor for projects in the field of “Life Sciences Clinical Research and Medical Technology” and “Bed Rest Studies”.
He is among the promoters, and since 2016 director, of the Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research “Life Sciences and Health Technologies” of the University of Bologna. Within the framework of the European Innovation Partnership for Active and Healthy Aging, he coordinated the working group of the Regional Social and Health Agency of Emilia Romagna on the prevention of falls. He coordinates the core research team on eHealth and is a member of the Health core research team of the University of Bologna.
He is one of the founding members of the mHealth Technologies start-up. His research activity, carried out in collaboration with national and international scientific institutions, mainly concerns the neuromechanical analysis of posture and movement, the analysis and modeling of neuromuscular motion control in physiological and pathological conditions, functional evaluation through movement analysis with wearable sensors, translational research and technologies for neurorehabilitation and prevention of falls in the elderly.
Currently involved in the European PreventIT project (H2020-2016-2018), he has been the coordinator of three European projects: CuPiD (FP7-2011-2014), FARSEEING (FP7-2012-2014), SENSACTION-AAL (FP6-2007-2009), concerning the development of innovative technological solutions for tele-monitoring, tele-rehabilitation and tele-assistance of elderly subjects at risk of falling, with special attention to patients with Parkinson’s disease.
He was also involved as a partner in the European projects SMILING (FP7-2008-2010) and CAMMI (JTI-2009-2011).
He is currently involved in two POR-FESR projects financed by the Emilia Romagna Region (2016-18): HABITAT and Step-by-Step. He is the author of over 300 scientific publications in international journals, books and conference proceedings.
He teaches various bioengineering courses at the University of Bologna, at the Bologna and Cesena campuses.


  • Federica Vannetti, IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
  • Francesco Esposito, Fondazione In Cammino, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Laura Fabbri, IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
  • Filippo Gerli, IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
  • Marco Freddolini, Fondazione In Cammino, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Sara Matteoli, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Silvia Pancani, IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
  • Guido Pasquini, IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi


  • March 2018: Call for Abstracts and Opening of Registrations
  • May, 15th 2018: Deadline for Abstract Submission
  • May, 31st 2018: New Deadline for Abstracts Submission!
  • June 30th 2018: Abstracts Acceptance Deadline
  • July 5th 2018New abstracts acceptance deadline!
  • July, 31th 2018: Deadline for Early Bird Registration
  • September, 21st 2018: Deadline for Registration
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