Department for Health

Dr Elena Seminati

Research Associate in clinical biomechanics

Research associatePhD

Applied Biomechanics Suite 1.308
Email: e.seminati@bath.ac.uk

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I joined the University of Bath in September 2014 as Teaching fellow. Since November 2014 I have been a research associate within the Sport, Health and Exercise Science Research Group.

I obtained the Laurea degree (BSc plus MSc) in Biomedical Engineering (2007) from Politecnico di Milano and a PhD degree in Human Physiology (2010) from Università degli Studi di Milano.

I remained in Milano to undertake two post-doctoral research positions (2010-2014), working on human locomotion and injury prevention in the volleyball game and in 2012 I was awarded the 'Young Investigator Award' at the 17th Annual European College of Sport Science (ECSS)-Congress in Bruges, Belgium.

I am interested in clinical and sport biomechanics. My research has been focused on the relation between energetics and mechanics of different forms of locomotion and sports. I have been working on shoulder injury prevention in volleyball players, biomechanics of cycling and pathological locomotion in osteoarthritis affected patients and cervical spine injury prevention in rugby activities. I’m involved now in a project entitled ‘Mapping Amputees residuum changes’. This research aims to generate an accurate measure of daily and long term residual limb volume changes in lower limb amputees, providing data, which can immediately be utilised for patients’ rehabilitation and adaptable prosthetic liners design.

I recently started my new current role as a Research Associate working within the Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA), who aims to develop advanced methods to track and analyse human motion without the need to attach markers.

My research approach includes both experimental sessions and musculoskeletal modelling of the human motion, in order to establish risk factors, prevent injuries/illness and improve performance.

Research interests

  • Lower limb amputees
  • Pathological locomotion
  • Sport injury prevention
  • Musculoskeletal simulation
  • Motion analysis

Current projects

  • Mapping residuum volume in amputees
  • Markerless motion analysis for clinical assessment

Publications

Articles

Seminati, E., Cazzola, D., Preatoni, E., Williams, S., Stokes, K. and Trewartha, G., 2017. Forthcoming. Tackle direction and dominant side affect upper body loading during rugby tackles. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51 (4), p. 386.

Pavei, G., Seminati, E., Cazzola, D. and Minetti, A. E., 2017. On the estimation accuracy of the 3D body centre of mass trajectory during human locomotion: Inverse vs. Forward Dynamics. Frontiers in Physiology, 8, 129.

Pavei, G., Seminati, E., Storniolo, J. and Peyré-Tartaruga, L., 2017. Estimates of running ground reaction force parameters from motion analysis. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 33 (1).

Telli, R., Seminati, E., Pavei, G. and Minetti, A. E., 2017. Recumbent vs. upright bicycles:3D trajectory of body centre of mass, limb mechanical work, and operative range of propulsive muscles. Journal of Sports Sciences, 35 (5), pp. 491-499.

Dhokia, V., Bilzon, J., Seminati, E., Canepa Talamas, D. A., Young, M. and Mitchell, W., 2017. The design and manufacture of a personalized liner for lower limb amputees. Procedia CIRP, 60, pp. 476-481.

Seminati, E., Pulici, L., Cazzola, D., Cabitza, P., Randelli, P. and Minetti, A. E., 2016. Restoring walking after total knee arthroplasty: symmetries of 3D body centre of mass trajectory and mechanical work:Ripristino del cammino dopo artroplastica totale di ginocchio: traiettoria tridimensionale del centro di massa, simmetrie e lavoro meccanico. Gait & Posture, 49 (1), S20-S21.

Seminati, E., Cazzola, D., Preatoni, E. and Trewartha, G., 2016. Specific tackling situations affect the biomechanical demands experienced by rugby union players. Sports Biomechanics, 16 (1), p. 58.

Seminati, E., Marzari, A., Vacondio, O. and Minetti, A. E., 2015. Shoulder 3D range of motion and humerus rotation in two volleyball spike techniques:injury prevention and performance. Sports Biomechanics, 14 (2), pp. 216-231.

Minetti, A. E., Gaudino, P., Seminati, E. and Cazzola, D., 2013. The cost of transport of human running is not affected, as in walking, by wide acceleration/deceleration cycles. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 114 (4), pp. 498-503.

Seminati, E., Nardello, F., Zamparo, P., Ardigò, L. P., Faccioli, N. and Minetti, A. E., 2013. Anatomically asymmetrical runners move more asymmetrically at the same metabolic cost. PLoS ONE, 8 (9), e74134.

Seminati, E. and Minetti, A. E., 2013. Overuse in volleyball training/practice:a review on shoulder and spine-related injuries. European Journal of Sport Science, 13 (6), pp. 732-743.

Minetti, A. E., Cazzola, D., Seminati, E., Giacometti, M. and Roi, G., 2011. Skyscraper running:Physiological and biomechanical profile of a novel sport activity. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 21 (2), pp. 293-301.

Minetti, A., Cazzola, D., Seminati, E., Giacometti, M. and Roi, S. G., 2008. Skyscraper running. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 150 (3), S67-S68.

Reports/Papers

Trewartha, G., Preatoni, E., Stokes, K., Cazzola, D., Seminati, E., Gill, R., Miles, T., Gheduzzi, S. and Mahmoodi, P., 2016. Cervical spine injury mechanism analysis in Rugby Union:Phase 3 report. University of Bath.

Trewartha, G., Preatoni, E., Stokes, K., Cazzola, D., Seminati, E., Gill, R., Miles, T., Gheduzzi, S. and Mahmoodi, P., 2015. Cervical spine injury mechanism analysis in Rugby Union:Phase 2 report. University of Bath.

Conference or Workshop Items

Seminati, E., Canepa Talamas, D. A., Dhokia, V., Young, M., Twiste, M. and Bilzon, J., 2017. Residuum volume and shape assessment after lower limb amputation: validity and reliability of a new structured light 3D scanner. In: ISPO 16th World Congress 2017, 2017-05-08 - 2017-08-11, Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Seminati, E., Cazzola, D., Trewartha, G. and Preatoni, E., 2017. Forthcoming. Upper body loading in rugby union tackling are affected by tackle direction and impact shoulder. In: BASES Biomechanics Interest Group, Easter Meeting 2017, 2017-04-19, University of Portsmouth.

Seminati, E., Cazzola, D., Trewartha, G., Williams, S. and Preatoni, E., 2017. Forthcoming. Biomechanical loads in rugby union tackling are affected by tackle direction and impact shoulder. In: 35th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, 2017-06-14 - 2017-06-18, German Sport University.

Seminati, E., Preatoni, E., Trewartha, G., Wallbaum, A. and Cazzola, D., 2017. A “head-down” position increases cervical spine loading in head first impacts: a combined in-vitro and in-silico approach.

Seminati, E., Preatoni, E., Trewartha, G., Wallbaum, A. and Cazzola, D., 2017. Cervical spine loading in misdirected rugby tackles: an integrated in vitro and in silico approach. In: BASES Biomechanics Interest Group, Easter Meeting 2017, 2017-04-19, University of Portsmouth.

Seminati, E., Canepa Talamas, D. A., Dhokia, V., Young, M., Twiste, M. and Bilzon, J., 2017. A prototype personalised liner for lower limb amputees: design, manufacture and preliminary test results. In: BAPO Conference, The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists, 2017-03-17 - 2017-03-19, Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Bilzon, J., Seminati, E., Canepa Talamas, D. A., Young, M., Twiste, M. and Dhokia, V., 2017. Assessment of residuum volume and shape following lower limb amputation: validity and reliability of a novel structured light 3D scanner. In: BAPO Conference, The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists, 2017-03-17 - 2017-03-19, Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

Pavei, G., Seminati, E., Cazzola, D. and Minetti, A. E., 2015. 3D body centre of mass trajectory in locomotion: comparison between different measurements methods. In: The 25th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), 2015, 2015-07-12 - 2015-07-16, The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC).

Seminati, E., Cazzola, D., Preatoni, E. and Trewartha, G., 2015. Evaluation of tackling biomechanics in rugby:video incident analysis and experimental set up. In: XXXIII International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports, 2015-06-29 - 2015-07-03.

Seminati, E., Marzari, A., Vacondio, O. and Minetti, A. E., 2014. Shoulder injury prevention in volleyball:performance and kinematics analysis of alternative spike techniques. In: IOC World Confernce on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport, 2014-04-10 - 2014-05-12.

Telli, R., Seminati, E. and Minetti, A. E., 2013. 3D path of the body centre of mass and propulsive muscles length change when pedalling:recumbent vs. upright bicycle. In: 18th Annual Main Meeting European College of Sport Science (ECSS), 2013, 2013-06-26 - 2013-06-29.

Formenti, F., Ives, J., Seminati, E., Sethi, S., Somerville, N. J. and Minetti, A. E., 2013. A new equation to estimate oxygen consumption during exercise on the cycle ergometer. In: 37th Congress of International Union of Physiological Science (IUSP), 2013, 2013-07-21 - 2013-07-26.

Minetti, A. E. and Seminati, E., 2013. Propulsive asymmetry in lower limbs and force time-course during the push in vertical jumps:different skiing disciplines. In: 6th International Congress on Science and Skiing, 2013, 2013-12-14 - 2013-12-19.

Seminati, E., Pulici, L., Cazzola, D., Cabitza, P., Randelli, P. and Minetti, A. E., 2013. The 3d body centre of mass trajectory before and after total knee arthroplasty:symmetry and mechanical work. In: XXIV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), 2013-08-04 - 2013-08-10.

Seminati, E., Marzari, A., Vacondio, O. and Minetti, A. E., 2012. The shoulder range of motion of alternative spike/serve techniques as a potential injury predictor in volleyball. In: 17th Annual Main Meeting European College of Sport Science (ECSS), 2012, 2012-07-04 - 2012-07-07.

Non-academic press

Seminati, E., Canepa Talamas, D., Young, M., Twiste, M., Dhokia, V. and Bilzon, J., 2017. Validity and reliability of a novel 3D scanner for assessment of the shape and volume of amputees’ residual limb models. PLoS ONE

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