The “Motion Lab” (Movement Opportunities and Technology Innovations for Neurorehabilitation Laboratory) offers professional skills in the field of biomechanics for diagnosis and rehabilitation, motion and fall risk analysis, and patient autonomy recovery through the development of robotics for motor and sensory rehabilitation.

In the lab, kinematic and kinetic data are acquired to be analyzed and thus provide a quantitative, instrumental motion analysis, with the purpose on the one hand of assisting clinicians by providing instrument data to underpin the therapeutic rehabilitation plan; on the other hand, of promoting research on motion and spatial exploration.

All data acquisitions related to gait analysis are integrated in a report that is included in the patient’s medical record.


Main research areas are motion analysis in neurological patients (walking and spatial exploration with the upper limb), evaluation and validation of wearable robotic systems for rehabilitation, studies on algorithms and new clinical investigation methodologies.


The lab is equipped with an optoelectronic system with six infrared cameras and two video cameras (VICON®), coupled and synchronized with two recessed force platforms (AMTI®) at ground level; a 32-channel bipolar electromyography system (OTB®); a system for metabolic consumption analysis (Vyntus CPX®); a treadmill (Technogym®); a high-density EEG (64 ch, BrainProducts®).

The equipment is further enriched with technological devices and prototypes developed ad hoc for research purposes by institutions, universities and companies belonging to CCPP’s research collaborations network.


The Lab hosts a multidisciplinary team, composed by bioengineers, doctors and rehabilitation professionals

The Leader/Supervisor of the Lab is the bioengineer Peppino Tropea, PhD.

The physiotherapist Mariangela Pisasale supervises clinical reporting, while a pool of physiotherapists and bioengineers assist patients during gait analysis tests and research activities.