Paola Contessa, PhD

Paola Contessa, PhD

Title
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
Research Scientist, Boston University Neuromuscular Research Center
Email
contessa@bu.edu
Phone
617-358-0715
Education
Ph.D. Information Engineering – Bioengineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
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Scholarship

 

Recent Publications

  • De Luca CJ, Contessa P and Nawab SH. Control of motor units during voluntary force-production:implications for excercise. Vilas-Boas, Machado, Kim, Veloso (eds.) Biomechanics in Sports, Portuguese J Sport Sciences 11 (Suppl. 2), 2011.
  • Contessa P, Nawab SH, and De Luca CJ. A model of motoneuron behavior and muscle-force generation for sustained isometric contractions. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 4072:4075, 2011. PMID: 22255235.

Tutorials/Workshop

  • 2012, Jul. 18 “Novel sEMG decomposition system for the study of motor units and muscle activation”. Lindley S, Contessa P, Suresh N. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Brisbane, Australia.
  • 2012, Jun. 27 “Innovative Techniques in EMG Analysis”. Lee S, Contessa P. Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, Grand Rapids, USA.
  • 2011, Jun. 23 “Best practices for recording the sEMG signal”. De Luca CJ, Richards J, Contessa P. International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, Porto, Portugal.
  • 2010, Jun. 23 “Decomposition of sEMG signals: a new tool for assessing muscle performance”. De Luca CJ, Contessa P. European College of Sport Science, Antalya, Turkey.
  • 2010, Jun. 26 “Neural regulation of force: from technology to physiology to a model”. De Luca CJ, Contessa P. European College of Sport Science, Antalya, Turkey.

Invited Talks

  • 2013, Jul. 23 “A model of motoneuron behavior and muscle force generation for sustained isometric contractions”. The International Union of Physiological Sciences, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Awards and Honors

  • 2008-2009 Research scholarship “Ing. A Gini”