Dr Claudia Mazzà
Reader in Biomechanics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 6073
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 7890
Claudia received her PhD in Bioengineering in 2004 from the University of Bologna. She carried out her PhD and post-doc related research activities at the Department of Human Movement Sciences at the University of Rome "Foro Italico", where she was appointed as Assistant Professor from Jan 2006 to Jan 2013. She joined the University of Sheffield as a lecturer in Feb 2013 and became Reader in Biomechanics in January 2017.
Claudia's research has always been focused on human movement analysis and on the definition of quantative methods for the clinical assessment of an individual locomotor and postural ability. Her most recent work concerns the use of wearable inertial sensors and the mechanisms that rule upper body movements during walking.
- Gait analysis
- Gait and postural control
- Technologies for human movement analysis
- Musculoskeletal modelling
- Kemp GJ, Birrell F, Clegg PD, Cuthbertson DJ, De Vito G, van Dieën JH, Del Din S, Eastell R, Garnero P, Goljanek-Whysall K, Hackl M, Hodgson R, Jackson MJ, Lord S, Mazzà C, McArdle A, McCloskey EV, Narici M, Peffers MJ, Schiaffino S & Mathers JC (2018) Developing a toolkit for the assessment and monitoring of musculoskeletal ageing.. Age Ageing, 47(suppl_4), iv1-iv19.
- Pancani S, Tindale W, Shaw PJ, Mazzà C & McDermott CJ (2018) Efficacy of the Head Up collar in facilitating functional head movements in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Clinical Biomechanics, 57, 114-120. View this article in WRRO
- Buckley C, Galna B, Rochester L & Mazzà C (2018) Upper body accelerations as a biomarker of gait impairment in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. Gait & Posture. View this article in WRRO
- Modenese L, Montefiori E, Wang A, Wesarg S, Viceconti M & Mazza C (2018) Investigation of the dependence of joint contact forces on musculotendon parameters using a codified workflow for image-based modelling. Journal of Biomechanics, 73, 108-118. View this article in WRRO
- Storm FA, Nair KPS, Clarke AJ, Van der Meulen JM & Mazzà C (2018) Free-living and laboratory gait characteristics in patients with multiple sclerosis.. PLoS One, 13(5). View this article in WRRO
- Di Marco R, Scalona E, Pacilli A, Cappa P, Mazza C & Rossi S (2018) How to choose and interpret similarity indices to quantify the variability in gait joint kinematics. International Biomechanics, 5(1), 1-8. View this article in WRRO
- Langley J, Pancani S, Kilner K, Reed H, Stanton A, Heron N, Judge S, McCarthy A, Baxter S, Mazza C & McDermott C (2018) A comfort assessment of existing cervical orthoses. Ergonomics, 61(2), 329-338. View this article in WRRO
- Tamburini P, Storm F, Buckley C, Bisi MC, Stagni R & Mazza C (2018) Moving from laboratory to real life conditions: Influence on the assessment of variability and stability of gait. Gait & Posture. View this article in WRRO
- Buckley E, Mazzà C & McNeill A (2017) A systematic review of the gait characteristics associated with Cerebellar Ataxia. Gait and Posture, 60, 154-163. View this article in WRRO
- Guo Y, Storm F, Zhao Y, Billings S, Pavic A, Mazzà C & Guo L-Z (2017) A New Proxy Measurement Algorithm with Application to the Estimation of Vertical Ground Reaction Forces Using Wearable Sensors. Sensors, 17(10). View this article in WRRO
- Benedetti MG, Beghi E, De Tanti A, Cappozzo A, Basaglia N, Cutti AG, Cereatti A, Stagni R, Verdini F, Manca M, Fantozzi S, Mazzà C, Camomilla V, Campanini I, Castagna A, Cavazzuti L, Del Maestro M, Croce UD, Gasperi M, Leo T, Marchi P, Petrarca M, Piccinini L, Rabuffetti M, Ravaschio A, Sawacha Z, Spolaor F, Tesio L, Vannozzi G, Visintin I & Ferrarin M (2017) SIAMOC position paper on gait analysis in clinical practice: General requirements, methods and appropriateness. Results of an Italian consensus conference. Gait & Posture, 58, 252-260. View this article in WRRO
- Morettini M, Palumbo MC, Sacchetti M, Castiglione F & Mazzà C (2017) A system model of the effects of exercise on plasma Interleukin-6 dynamics in healthy individuals: Role of skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. PLOS ONE, 12(7). View this article in WRRO
- Greatrex F, Montefiori E, Grupp T, Kozak J & Mazza C (2017) Reliability of an Integrated Ultrasound and Stereophotogrammetric System for Lower Limb Anatomical Characterisation. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 2017. View this article in WRRO
- Hannah I, Montefiori E, Modenese L, Prinold JIA, Viceconti M & Mazza C (2017) Sensitivity of a juvenile subject-specific musculoskeletal model of the ankle joint to the variability of operator dependent input. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 231(5), 415-422. View this article in WRRO
- Sankarpandi SK, Baldwin A, Ray J & Mazza C (2017) Reliability of Inertial Sensors in the Assessment of Patients with Vestibular Disorders: a Feasibility Study. BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, 17(1). View this article in WRRO
- Buckley C, Galna B, Rochester L & Mazzà C (2017) Quantification of upper body movements during gait in older adults and in those with Parkinson's disease: impact of acceleration realignment methodologies.. Gait & Posture, 52, 265-271. View this article in WRRO
- Pancani S, Tindale W, Shaw PJ, McDermott CJ & Mazza C (2017) An Objective Functional Characterisation of Head Movement Impairment in Individuals with Neck Muscle Weakness Due to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. PLoS One. View this article in WRRO
- Di Marco R, Rossi S, Racic V, Cappa P & Mazza C (2016) Concurrent repeatability and reproducibility analyses of four marker placement protocols for the foot-ankle complex. Journal of Biomechanics, 49(14), 3168-3176. View this article in WRRO
- Storm FA, Buckley C & Mazza C (2016) Gait event detection in laboratory and real life settings: Accuracy of ankle and waist sensor based methods. Gait & Posture, 50, 42-46. View this article in WRRO
- Hannah I, Sawacha Z, Guiotto A & Mazza C (2016) Relationship between sagittal plane kinematics, foot morphology and vertical forces applied to three regions of the foot. International Biomechanics, 30(1), 50-56. View this article in WRRO
- Lamberto G, Martelli S, Cappozzo A & Mazza C (2016) To what extent is joint and muscle mechanics predicted by musculoskeletal models sensitive to soft tissue artefacts?. Journal of Biomechanics. View this article in WRRO
- Del Din S, Godfrey A, Mazza C, Lord S & Rochester L (2016) Free-living monitoring of Parkinson’s disease: lessons from the field. Movement Disorders, 31, 1293-1313. View this article in WRRO
- Di Marco R, Rossi S, Castelli E, Patanè F, Mazza C & Cappa P (2016) Effects of the calibration procedure on the metrological performances of stereophotogrammetric systems for human movement analysis. Measurement. View this article in WRRO
- Prinold J, Mazza C, di marco R, Hannah I, Malattia C, Magni-Manzoni S, Petrarca M, Ronchetti AB, Tanturri de Horatio L, van Dijkhuizen EH, Wesarg S, Viceconti M & MD-Paedigree Consortium (2016) A Patient-Specific Foot Model for the Estimate of Ankle Joint Forces in Patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 44(1), 247-257. View this article in WRRO
- Storm FA, Heller BW & Mazza C (2015) Step Detection and Activity Recognition Accuracy of Seven Physical Activity Monitors. PLOS ONE, 10(3), e0118723-e0118723. View this article in WRRO
- Buckley C, Galna B, Rochester L & Mazza C (2015) Attenuation of Upper Body Accelerations during Gait: Piloting an Innovative Assessment Tool for Parkinson’s Disease. BioMed Research International, 2105. View this article in WRRO
- Chen Y, Pani M, Taddei F, Mazzà C, Li X & Viceconti M (2014) Large-Scale Finite Element Analysis of Human Cancellous Bone Tissue Micro Computer Tomography Data: A Convergence Study. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 136(10), 101013-101013. View this article in WRRO
- Riva F, Grimpampi E, Mazza C & Stagni R (2014) Are gait variability and stability measures influenced by directional changes?. BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING ONLINE, 13. View this article in WRRO
- Grimpampi E, Bonnet V, Taviani A & Mazzà C (2013) Estimate of lower trunk angles in pathological gaits using gyroscope data. Gait and Posture, 38(3), 523-527.
- Bonnet V, Mazzà C, McCamley J & Cappozzo A (2013) Use of weighted Fourier linear combiner filters to estimate lower trunk 3D orientation from gyroscope sensors data. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 10(1). View this article in WRRO
- Bonnet V, Mazzà C, Fraisse P & Cappozzo A (2013) Real-time estimate of body kinematics during a planar squat task using a single inertial measurement unit.. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, 60(7), 1920-1926.
- Bonnet V, Ramdani S, Azevedo-Coste C, Fraisse P, Mazzà C & Cappozzo A (2013) Integration of human walking gyroscopic data using empirical mode decomposition.. Sensors (Basel), 14(1), 370-381. View this article in WRRO
- Castiglione F, Tieri P, De Graaf A, Franceschi C, Liò P, Van Ommen B, Mazzà C, Tuchel A, Bernaschi M, Samson C, Colombo T, Castellani GC, Capri M, Garagnani P, Salvioli S, Nguyen VA, Bobeldijk-Pastorova I, Krishnan S, Cappozzo A, Sacchetti M, Morettini M & Ernst M (2013) The onset of type 2 diabetes: proposal for a multi-scale model.. JMIR Res Protoc, 2(2), e44.
- Castiglione F, Diaz V, Gaggioli A, Liò P, Mazzà C, Merelli E, Meskers CGM, Pappalardo F & von Ammon R (2013) Physio-environmental sensing and live modeling.. Interact J Med Res, 2(1), e3.
- McCamley J, Donati M, Grimpampi E & Mazzà C (2012) An enhanced estimate of initial contact and final contact instants of time using lower trunk inertial sensor data.. Gait Posture, 36(2), 316-318.
- Bonnet V, Mazzà C, Fraisse P & Cappozzo A (2012) A least-squares identification algorithm for estimating squat exercise mechanics using a single inertial measurement unit.. J Biomech, 45(8), 1472-1477.
- Mazzà C, Donati M, McCamley J, Picerno P & Cappozzo A (2012) An optimized Kalman filter for the estimate of trunk orientation from inertial sensors data during treadmill walking.. Gait Posture, 35(1), 138-142.
- Bonnet V, McCamley J, Mazza C & Cappozzo A (2012) Trunk orientation estimate during walking using gyroscope sensors. Proceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 367-372.
- Bonnet V, Mazzà C, Fraisse P & Cappozzo A (2011) An optimization algorithm for joint mechanics estimate using inertial measurement unit data during a squat task.. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2011, 3488-3491.
- Carlucci F, Mazzà C & Cappozzo A (2010) Does whole-body vibration training have acute residual effects on postural control ability of elderly women?. J Strength Cond Res, 24(12), 3363-3368.
- Iosa M, Morelli D, Nanni MV, Veredice C, Marro T, Medici A, Paolucci S & Mazzà C (2010) Functional taping: a promising technique for children with cerebral palsy.. Dev Med Child Neurol, 52(6), 587-589.
- Mazzà C, Zok M & Cappozzo A (2010) Head stabilization in children of both genders during level walking.. Gait Posture, 31(4), 429-432.
- Iosa M, Mazzà C, Pecoraro F, Aprile I, Ricci E & Cappozzo A (2010) Control of the upper body movements during level walking in patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy.. Gait Posture, 31(1), 68-72.
- Mazzà C, Iosa M, Picerno P & Cappozzo A (2009) Gender differences in the control of the upper body accelerations during level walking.. Gait Posture, 29(2), 300-303.
- Cappozzo A, Camomilla V, Della Croce U, Mazzà C & Vannozzi G (2009) Quantitative motor function evaluation: The VAMA project experience. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 196(1), 187-195.
- Zok M, Mazzà C & Cappozzo A (2008) Should the instructions issued to the subject in traditional static posturography be standardised?. Med Eng Phys, 30(7), 913-916.
- Mazzà C, Iosa M, Picerno P, Masala F & Cappozzo A (2008) Gender differences in the control of the upper body accelerations during level walking. IFMBE Proceedings, 22, 43-46.
- Mazzà C, Iosa M, Pecoraro F & Cappozzo A (2008) Control of the upper body accelerations in young and elderly women during level walking.. J Neuroeng Rehabil, 5, 30. View this article in WRRO
- Iosa M, Mazzà C, Frusciante R, Zok M, Aprile I, Ricci E & Cappozzo A (2007) Mobility assessment of patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy.. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon), 22(10), 1074-1082.
- Vannozzi G, Cereatti A, Mazzà C, Benvenuti F & Della Croce U (2007) Extraction of information on elder motor ability from clinical and biomechanical data through data mining.. Comput Methods Programs Biomed, 88(1), 85-94.
- Pecoraro F, Mazzà C, Cappozzo A, Thomas EE & Macaluso A (2007) Reliability of the intrinsic and extrinsic patterns of level walking in older women.. Gait Posture, 26(3), 386-392.
- Mazzà C, Stanhope SJ, Taviani A & Cappozzo A (2006) Biomechanic modeling of sit-to-stand to upright posture for mobility assessment of persons with chronic stroke.. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 87(5), 635-641.
- Pecoraro F, Mazzà C, Zok M & Cappozzo A (2006) Assessment of level-walking aperiodicity.. J Neuroeng Rehabil, 3, 28. View this article in WRRO
- Mazzà C, Zok M & Della Croce U (2005) Sequencing sit-to-stand and upright posture for mobility limitation assessment: determination of the timing of the task phases from force platform data.. Gait Posture, 21(4), 425-431.
- Cappozzo * A, Camomilla V, Della Croce U, Mazzà C, Quagliarella L, Vannozzi G & Zok M (2005) Musculoskeletal system modelling for the evaluation of motor disability. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 6(3-4), 319-324.
- Zok M, Mazzà C & Della Croce U (2004) Total body centre of mass displacement estimated using ground reactions during transitory motor tasks: application to step ascent.. Med Eng Phys, 26(9), 791-798.
- Mazzà C, Benvenuti F, Bimbi C & Stanhope SJ (2004) Association between subject functional status, seat height, and movement strategy in sit-to-stand performance.. J Am Geriatr Soc, 52(10), 1750-1754.
- Mazzà C & Cappozzo A (2004) An optimization algorithm for human joint angle time-history generation using external force data.. Ann Biomed Eng, 32(5), 764-772.
- Sbriccoli P, Felici F, Rosponi A, Aliotta A, Castellano V, Mazzà C, Bernardi M & Marchetti M (2001) Exercise induced muscle damage and recovery assessed by means of linear and non-linear sEMG analysis and ultrasonography.. J Electromyogr Kinesiol, 11(2), 73-83.
- Grimpampi E, Oesen S, Halper B, Hofmann M, Wessner B & Mazza C () Reliability of gait variability assessment in older individuals during a six-minute walk test. Journal of Biomechanics. View this article in WRRO
- Morettini M, Storm F, Sacchetti M, Cappozzo A & Mazza C () Effects of walking on low-grade inflammation and their implications for Type 2 Diabetes. Preventive medicine reports, 2, 538-547. View this article in WRRO
- Pancani S, Rowson , Tindale , Heron , McCarthy , Quinn , Reed , Stanton , Shaw , McDermott & Mazza () Assessment of the Sheffield Support Snood, an innovative cervical orthosis designed for people affected by neck muscle weakness.. Clinical Biomechanics. View this article in WRRO
- Grimpampi E, Bonnet V, Taviani A & Mazzà C (2013) Estimate of lower trunk angles using gyroscope data in pathological gait, Biosystems and Biorobotics (pp. 747-751).
Conference proceedings papers
- Hodgkinson W, Smith C, Dodd JM, Young H, Radford A, Kelly S, Kemp J, Sharrack B, Ray J, Mazza C, Storm F & Paling D (2017) Body worn sensors accurately and reproducibly quantify disability and walking impairment in a clinical setting in people with MS. MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS JOURNAL, Vol. 23 (pp 737-738)
- Di Marco R, Pacilli A, Scalona E, Rossi S, Mazza C & Cappa P (2016) Choosing a similarity index to quantify gait data variability. Gait and Posture View this article in WRRO
- Lamberto G, Martelli S, Cappozzo A & Mazza C (2015) Musculoskeletal model sensitivity to stereophotogrammetry skin artefacts. ANZORS 21st Annual Scientific Meeting View this article in WRRO
- Morettini M, Sacchetti M, Cappozzo A & Mazzà C (2015) A mathematical model of interleukin-6 dynamics during exercise. IFMBE Proceedings, Vol. 45 (pp 431-434) View this article in WRRO
- Teti G, Laschi C, Guglielmelli E, Mazza C, Perini S, Dario P & Carrozza MC (2001) An experimental method for user-driven design of a modular aid system. INTEGRATION OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN THE INFORMATION AGE, Vol. 9 (pp 283-290)
- Montefiori E, Modenese L, Di Marco R, Magni-Manzoni S, Malattia C, Petrarca M, Ronchetti A, van Dijkhuizen P, Viceconti M & Mazza C () MRI-based musculoskeletal models for the quantification of gait in children with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Gait & Posture
- Storm FA, Buckley CJ & Mazza C () Accuracy of two algorithms for gait events detection in free-living settings. Conference Proceedings at: International Symposium: 3d Analysis Of Human Movement (3dAHM) View this article in WRRO
- Lamberto G, Martelli S, Cappozzo A & Mazza C () A PROBABILISTIC ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF SOFT TISSUE ARTEFACTS ON THE ESTIMATE OF MUSCLE AND JOINT FORCES. https://esbiomech.org/conference/index.php/congress/lyon2016/schedConf/presentations View this article in WRRO
- Di Marco R, Rossi S, Bachetti B, Mazza C & Cappa P () Effect of the calibration procedure of an optoelectronic system on the joint kinematics. Effect of the calibration procedure of an optoelectronic system on the joint kinematics (pp 319-323). Turin, Italy, 7 May 2015 - 9 May 2015.
- Di Marco R, Rossi S, Racic V, Cappa P & Mazza C () A comparison between four foot model protocols: the effect of walking on a treadmill. XXV Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics. Glasgow, 12 July 2015 - 16 July 2015.
- Carusi A (2015) In silico Clinical Trials: How Computer Simulations Will Transform the Biomedical Industry. An International Roadmap for an Industry-Driven Initiative.
Software / Code
- Modenese L, Montefiori E, Wang A, wesarg S, Viceconti M & Mazza C Code for paper "Investigation of the dependence of joint contact forces on musculotendon parameters using a codified workflow for image-based modelling".
- Marco RD, Rossi S, Racic V, Cappa P & Mazza C Kinematic data for the Concurrent repeatability and reproducibility analysis of four gait models for foot-ankle complex.
- Hannah I, Montefiori E, Modenese L, Viceconti M & Mazza C Data for paper 'Sensitivity of a juvenile subject -specific musculoskeletal model of the ankle joint to the variability of operator dependent input'.