Paola Contessa, PhD

Paola Contessa, PhD

Assistant Director of Research

Altec, Inc.

Dr. Contessa received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Padova (Italy) in 2010. Before joining Delsys, she held several positions at Boston University (USA) including Research Scientist at the NeuroMuscular Research Center and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training of Sargent College.

At Altec Dr. Contessa collaborates with a team of engineers and scientists to develop sensor systems and signal processing algorithms and apply them to improve our knowledge of human movement in health and disease.

Research Interests

  • EMG
  • Motor unit decomposition
  • Motor control
  • Muscle force generation strategies
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Modeling
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomechanics
  • Neurophysiology

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