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Conferences

Journal (abstracts):

1.     Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Guarneri G., Cristoferi G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., (2008) Foot deformities classification through kinematics-kinetics-plantar pressure data: cluster analysis, Gait & Posture, Volume 28 S2, pp.S70.

2.     Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Guarneri G., Cristoferi G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., (2008) Cluster analysis: a useful data reduction technique in simultaneous kinematics-kinetics-plantar pressure analysis, Gait & Posture, Volume 29 S1, p.e22.

3.     Sawacha Z., Carraro E., Guiotto A., Del Din S., Masiero S., Cobelli C., (2009) On the relationship between body sway and body kinematics during standing balance in ankylosing spondilytis subjects, Gait & Posture, Volume 30 S1, pp.S11-S12.

4.     Carraro E., Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Del Din S., Guglielmin R., Masiero S., Cobelli C., (2009) Abnormal activation of knee and ankle flexors–extensors is related to transmission changes in ankylosing spondylitis gait pattern?, Gait & Posture, Volume 30 S1, p.S38.

5.     Guiotto A., Del Din S., Carraro E., Sawacha Z., Leopaldi G., Baldi L., Guglielmin R., Sambini M., Masiero S., Cobelli C., (2009) Kinematics and kinetics analysis of gait in ankylosing spondylitis subjects, Gait & Posture, Volume 30 S1, p.S42.

6.     Del Din S., Sawacha Z., Carraro E., Guiotto A., Guglielmin R., Cremonese S., Sambini M., Bonaldo L., Masiero S., Cobelli C., (2009) Do patients with ankylosing spondylitis have altered  gait and posture?, Gait & Posture, Volume 30 S2, p.S87.

7.     Del Din S., Sawacha Z., Carraro E., Guiotto A., Bonaldo L., Guglielmin R., Sambini M., Punzi L., Masiero S., Cobelli C., (2009), Analisi dell’equilibrio e della postura in soggetti affetti da spondilite anchilosante. Reumatismo, volume 61 S1, p.460.

8.     Carraro E., Sawacha Z., Del Din S., Spolaor F., Guiotto A., Gravina A., Guglielmin R., Cobelli C., Masiero S., (2010) Abnormal activation of knee and ankle flexors-extensors is related to altered gait in ankylosing spondylitis?, European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 46, Suppl. 1, n° 2: 105. (Winner of the BTS Bioengineering/SIMFER Award for the best scientific contribution on the evaluated functional analysis of the movement applied to the rehabilitation through robotic instruments.)

9.     Carraro E., Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Contessa P., Del Din S., Cobelli C., Masiero S., (2010) Correlation between clinical and laboratory measures in chronic stroke subjects, European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 46, Suppl. 1, n° 2: 105.

10.  Guiotto A., Sawacha Z., Fassina C., Tersi L., Fantozzi S., Stagni R., Cobelli C., (2011) Comparison between multiple calibration and direct skin markers in multisegment foot 3d kinematics. Gait & Posture, Volume 33, S1, P. S43-S44.

11. Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Guarneri G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., (2012) Foot type biomechanics in diabetic and not diabetic subjects, Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 5(Suppl 1):O13.

12. Sawacha Z., Spolaor F., Guiotto A., Guarneri G., Negretto M., Munari A., Ferrari R., Venturin A., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., (2012) A multidisciplinary approach to diabetic foot pathology, Gait & Posture, Volume 35, Supplement 1, Pages S15-S16.

13. Sawacha Z., Spolaor F., Guiotto A., Guarneri G., Negretto M., Munari A., Ferrari R., Venturin A., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., (2012) Contribution of multisegment 3D foot kinematics, kinetics and EMG data to the assessment of diabetes subjects’ lower limb impairments, Gait & Posture, Volume 36, Supplement 1, Pages S36-S37.

14. Guiotto A., Sawacha Z., Scarton A., Guarneri G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C. Identification of diabetic neuropathic patients at risk of foot ulceration through finite element models and cluster analysis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7(Suppl 1):A27 (iFAB 2014, Busan, Korea).

15.  Sawacha Z., Spolaor F., Guarneri G., Guiotto A., Avogaro A., Cobelli C. Biomechanical evaluation of diabetic foot through hierarchical cluster analysis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7(Suppl 1):A72 (iFAB 2014, Busan, Korea)

16. Scarton A., Guiotto G., Sawacha Z., Guarneri G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C. 2-Dimensional foot FE models for clinical application in gait analysis. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2014, 7(Suppl 1):A73 (iFAB 2014, Busan, Korea).

17.     R. Ricci, A. Sona, Z. Sawacha, A. Guiotto, C. Cobelli. Classification of gait patterns through an ultrasound-doppler motion analysis system Gait & Posture 2015, 42 (Suppl 3): S22-S23 (ESMAC-SIAMOC 2014, Roma)

18.     Z. Sawacha, A. Scarton, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, G. Guarneri, A. Avogaro, C. Cobelli, I. Jonker. Lower limb muscle strength differences in subjects with diabetic neuropathy compared to controls: A pilot study. Gait & Posture 2015 42 (Suppl 3): S35-S36 (ESMAC-SIAMOC 2014, Roma)

19.     W. Aerts, A. Scarton, A. Guiotto, Z. Sawacha, J. Vander Sloten, C. Cobelli, I. Jonkers Plantar pressure simulation to supplement 3d gait analysis: Application in control subjects and diabetic patients. Gait & Posture 2015, 42 (Suppl 3): S86-S87 (ESMAC-SIAMOC 2014, Roma)

20.     A. Scarton, W. Aerts, A. Guiotto, Z. Sawacha, I. Jonkers, J. Vander Sloten, C. Cobelli Gait analysis driven finite element simulations: Towards the use of opensim output as boundary condition. Gait & Posture, 2015, 42 (Suppl 3): S75 (ESMAC-SIAMOC 2014, Roma)

21.     M. Mason, F. Spolaor, A. Guiotto, F. Cocillovo, A. Gracco, Z. Sawacha. Gait and posture abnormalities in children with maxillary transverse discrepancy and crossbit. Gait & Posture 2015; 42 (Suppl 2): S16-S17 (SIAMOC 2015, Padova)

22.     M. Pizzocaro, A. Guiotto, G. Sciumè, Z. Sawacha, C. Cobelli, D.P. Boso, B.A. Schrefler. A foot finite element model integrating porous media approach and gait analysis: A step forward in the study of the diabetic foot disease. Gait & Posture, 2015; 42 (Suppl 2): S24-S25 (SIAMOC 2015, Padova)

23. D. Volpe, M. Morris, A. Guiotto, R. Iansek, G. Frazzitta, Z. Sawacha. Under water gait analysis in Parkinson's disease. Gait & Posture, 2015; 42 (Suppl 2): S8 (SIAMOC 2015, Padova - Best clinical paper award)

Proceedings:

1.     Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Cristoferi G., Guarneri G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., Type of foot contribution in the biomechanics of the diabetic foot, Proceedings 1st i-FAB conference, Sett 2008, Bologna, Italia.

2.     Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Guarneri G., Cristoferi G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., Foot deformities classification through kinematics-kinetics-plantar pressure data: cluster analysis, Proceedings Esmac Conference 2008, Antalya, Turcha.

3.     Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Guarneri G., Cristoferi G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., Cluster analysis: una tecnica utile di riduzione dati nell’analisi simultanea di cinematica-cinetica-pressione plantare. Proceedings Siamoc Conference 2008. Potenza Picena (MC), Italia. Oral presentation.

4.     Carraro E., Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Bonaldo L., Cobelli C., Masiero S., Posture analysis of patients with ankylosing spondilytis, Proceedings of the XIX conference of the ISPGR, Giu 2009, Bologna, Italia.

5.     Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Carraro E., Guarneri G., Contessa P., Masiero S., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., Automatic detection of postural sway characteristics in diabetics, post-stroke and ankylosing spondylitis based on cluster analysis, Proceedings of the XIX conference of the ISPGR, Giu 2009, Bologna, Italia.

6.     Del Din S., Sawacha Z., Carraro E., Guiotto A., Bonaldo L., Guglielmin R., Sambini M., Punzi L., Masiero S., Cobelli C., Analisi dell’equilibrio e della postura in soggetti affetti da spondilite anchilosante. Proceedings XLVI Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Reumatologia, 4 - 7 Novembre 2009, Rimini, Italia.

7.     Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Fassina C., Carraro E., Del Din S., Gravina A., Masiero S., Cobelli C., Simultaneous multisegment foot kinematics and plantar pressure analysis in reumathoid arthritis, Proceedings JEGM conference, Mag 2010, Miami, Florida.

8.     Sawacha Z., Guarneri G., Guiotto A., Spolaor F., Munari A. M., Contessa P., Venturin A., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., Automatic detection of subject at risk for diabetic foot through gait analysis, Proceedings JEGM conference, Mag 2010, Miami, Florida.

9.     Del Din S., Carraro E., Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Gravina A., Guglielmin R., Masiero S., Cobelli C., Posture and gait analysis in Ankylosing Spondylitis: A case Study, Proceedings JEGM conference, Mag 2010, Miami, Florida.

10. Sawacha Z., Carraro E., Contessa P., Battistella S., Guiotto A., Masiero S., Cobelli C., Correlation between clinical and laboratory measures in chronic stroke subjects, Proceedings JEGM conference, Mag 2010, Miami, Florida.

11. Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Fantozzi S., Stagni R., Fassina C., Tersi L., Cobelli C., Advantages of multiple calibration in multisegment foot 3D kinematics, Proceedings JEGM conference, Mag 2010, Miami, Florida.

12. Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Fassina C., Fantozzi S., Stagni R., Tersi L., Cobelli C., Multiple calibration versus direct skin marker in multisegment foot 3D kinematics, XVII ESB conference, Lug 2010, Edimburgh (UK).

13. Del Din S., Sawacha Z., Carraro E., Guiotto A., Bonaldo L., Spolaor F., Masiero S., Cobelli C., Do patients with ankylosing spondylitis have altered gait and posture?, Congresso nazionale di bioingegneria 2010 - Atti, Patron ed., Lug 2010, Torino, Italia.

14. Guiotto A., Sawacha Z., Fassina C., Tersi L., Fantozzi S., Stagni R., Cobelli C., Use of multiple calibration in multisegment foot 3D kinematics, Congresso nazionale di bioingegneria 2010 - Atti, Patron ed., Lug 2010, Torino, Italia.

15. Stagni R., Tersi L., Fantozzi S., Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Cobelli C., In-vivo foot kinematics: definition of a fluoroscopic gold standard for the evaluation of marker-based protocols, Proceedings of iFAB, 2nd Congress of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community, 16-18 Sett 2010, Seattle.

16. Guiotto A., Sawacha Z., Guarneri G., Avogaro A.,  Cobelli C., Different foot kinematics, kinetics and plantar pressure patterns within the gait of diabetic subjects: cluster analysis, Proceedings of iFAB, 16-18 Sett 2010, Seattle.

17. Del Din S., Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Carraro E., Gravina A.R., Masiero S., Cobelli C. Characterizing multisegment foot kinematics, kinetics and plantar pressure during gait of severely deformed feet in Rheumatoid Arthritis: a case study. Proceedings of iFAB, 16-18 Sett 2010, Seattle.

18. Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Fassina C., Fantozzi S., Stagni R., Tersi L., Cobelli C., Use of multiple calibration in multisegment 3D foot kinematics. Proceedings of iFAB16-18 Sett 2010, Seattle.

19. Del Din S., Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Spolaor F., Guglielmin R., Carraro E., Gravina A.R., Sambini M., Giannotti E., Masiero S., Cobelli C. Gait and posture in ankylosing spondylitis subjects. Book of Abstracts of the 5th edition of the International Multidisciplinary Congress: “Clinical and Rehabilitative Approach to Rheumatology. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy: what synergies are possible?”, 6-9 October, 2010, Mantova, Italia.

20. Guiotto A., Sawacha Z., Fassina C., Tersi L., Fantozzi S., Stagni R., Cobelli C.. Comparison between multiple calibration and direct skin markers in multisegment foot 3d kinematics. Proceedings SIAMOC, 4-7 Ott 2010, Ferrara.

21. Stagni R., Tersi L., Fantozzi S., Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Cobelli C., In-Vivo foot kinematics: definition of a fluoroscopic gold standard for the evaluation of marker-based protocols. GCMAS, Bethesda, USA, 26-29 Aprile 2011.

22. Stagni R., Tersi L., Fantozzi S., Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Cobelli C., Definition of a fluoroscopic gold standard for the evaluation of marker-based foot protocols. ISB, Bruxelles, 3-7 Luglio 2011.

23. Ferrari R., Sawacha Z., Gabriella G., Spolaor F., Guiotto A., Negretto M., Munari A.M., Venturin A., Di Pede C., Cobelli C., Avogaro A., Masiero S., The role of integrated kinematics, kinetics, plantar pressure and Emg analysis during gait in diabetic foot prevention. EFRR, Riva del Garda, 26-28 Maggio 2011.

24. Sawacha Z., Spolaor F., Guiotto A., Guarneri G., Negretto M., Munari A., Ferrari R., Venturin A., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., Contribution of Multisegment 3d Foot Kinematics, Kinetics and Emg Data to the Assessment of Diabetes Subjects’ Lower Limb Impairments. ESMAC, Vienna, 15-17 Settembre 2011.

25. Sawacha Z., Spolaor F., Guiotto A., Guarneri G., Negretto M., Munari A., Ferrari R., Venturin A., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., Approccio multidisciplinare alla patologia del piede diabetico. SIAMOC, Lecco, 28 Sett-1 Ott 2011

26. Stagni R., Tersi L., Fantozzi S., Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Cobelli C. Un gold-standard fluoroscopico per la valutazione dei protocolli per la cinematica di piede in vivo. SIAMOC, Lecco, 28 Sett-1 Ott 2011.

27. Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Guarneri G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C. Foot type biomechanics in diabetic and not diabetic subjects. iFAB, Sydney, 11-13 Apr 2012.

28. Guiotto A., Sawacha Z., Avogaro A., Boso D., Schrefler B., Cobelli C. Application of a computational tumor growth model to diabetic foot ulcer prevention. NEMB, Venezia, 11-12 Ott 2012.

29. Sawacha Z., Guarneri G., Guiotto A., Avogaro A., Cobelli C. Utilizzo della cluster analysis nella predizione dei soggetti diabetici a rischio di ulcere plantari. SIAMOC, Bellaria (RN), 3-6 Ott 2012.

30. Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Avogaro A., Boso D., Schrefler B., Scarton A., Cobelli C. Foot biomechanics model for diabetic ulcer prevention. DTM, Bethesda, 8-10 Nov 2012.

31. Guiotto A., Sawacha Z., Scarton A., Guarneri G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C. 2D hindfoot model for plantar pressure prediction. DTM, Bethesda, 8-10 Nov 2012.

32. Guiotto A., Sawacha Z., Scarton A., Guarneri G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C. Gait analysis driven 3D finite element model of the diabetic neuropathic foot. ESB, Patras, Greece, 25-28 Ago 2012.

33. Guiotto A., Scarton A., Sawacha Z., Guarneri G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., Gait analysis driven 2D finite element model of the neuropathic hindfoot. ISB, Natal, Brazil,  4-9 Ago 2013.

34. Guiotto A., Scarton A., Sawacha Z., Guarneri G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C., 3D finite element model simulations of contact pressure distribution on the diabetic neuropathic foot: a gait analysis driven approach. ISB, Natal, Brazil,  4-9 Ago 2013.

35. Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Boso D., Sciumè G., Guarneri G., Scarton A., Avogaro A., Schrefler B., Cobelli C., Development of a foot multiscale model for diabetic foot prevention. ISB, Natal, Brazil,  4-9 Ago 2013.

36.  A. Guiotto, Z. Sawacha, A. Scarton, C. Cobelli, Ripetibilità e affidabilità dei dati di pressione plantare nell'analisi del cammino. SIAMOC, Pisa, 26-28 Set 2013.

37. Scarton A., Guiotto A., Sawacha Z., Guarneri G., Avogaro A., Cobelli C. 2-Dimensional foot FE models for clinical application in gait analysis. GNB, Pavia, Italy, 25-27 Giu 2014.

38. Aerts W., Scarton A., Sawacha Z., Guiotto A., Cobelli C.,  Vander Sloten J., Jonkers I. Comparison of Plantar Pressure Profiles during Gait using Finite Element and Discrete Element Methods. WCB, Boston, Massachusetts, 6-11 Lug 2014.

39.     M. Pizzocaro, A. Guiotto, G. Sciumè, Z. Sawacha, C. Cobelli, D.P. Boso, B.A. Schrefler, Foot plantar tissue as a poroelastic material: main features and perspectives. INTERPORE, Padova, 18-21 Mag 2015.

40.     M. Pizzocaro, A. Guiotto, G. Sciumè, Z. Sawacha, C. Cobelli, D.P. Boso, B.A. Schrefler, A porous media foot model integrating gait analysis: proof of concept in a diabetic neuropathic subject. ESB-ITA, Milano 5 Giu 2015.

41.     A. Guiotto, A. Scarton, V. Camporese, C. Cobelli, Z. Sawacha. Subject-specific modelling of the foot integrating finite element modelling, gait analysis and opensim: proof of concept in diabetic neuropathic subjects. ISB, Glasgow (UK), 12-16 Lug 2015.

42.     I. Hannah, Z. Sawacha, A. Guiotto, C. Mazzà. Could foot kinematics be used to predict the distribution of vertical force in multisegment foot models? ISB, Glasgow (UK), 12-16 Lug 2015.

43.     D. Pavan, F. Spolaor, A. Guiotto, C. Cobelli, G. Sbrocco, Z. Sawacha. Pushoff forces and posture analysis of tackle in elite rugby players: a pilot study. ISB, Glasgow (UK), 12-16 Lug 2015.

44.     I. Hannah, Z. Sawacha, A. Guiotto, C. Mazzà, Modelling the distribution of vertical force in multi-segment foot models, Medical Engineering Center Meeting, Leeds, UK, 7-8 Set 2015. (Best paper 2015 award)