Dr. Laura Rocchi

University of Bologna



2003 Ph.D., University of Bologna, Biomedical Engineering

1999 M.Sc., University of Bologna, Electronics Engineering

Publications (selected)

  1. Rocchi L, Carlson-Kuhta P, Chiari L, Burchiel KJ, Hogarth P, Horak FB. Effects of deep brain stimulation in the subthalamic nucleus or globus pallidus internus on step initiation in Parkinson disease. J Neurosurg. 2012 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Tura A, Rocchi L, Raggi M, Cutti AG, Chiari L. Recommended number of strides for automatic assessment of gait symmetry and regularity in above-knee amputees by means of accelerometry and autocorrelation analysis. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Feb 8; 9: 11.
  3. Palmerini L, Rocchi L, Mellone S, Valzania F, Chiari L. Feature Selection for Accelerometer-Based Posture Analysis in Parkinson’s Disease. 2011 IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine 15 (3) 481-490.
  4. Tura A, Raggi M, Rocchi L, Cutti AG, Chiari L. Gait symmetry and regularity in transfemoral amputees assessed by trunk accelerations. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2010 Jan 19; 7: 4.
  5. Pirini M, Rocchi L, Sensi M, Chiari L. A computational modelling approach to investigate different targets in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease. J Comput Neurosci. 2009 Feb; 26(1): 91-107.
  6. Mancini M, Rocchi L, Horak FB, Chiari L. Effects of Parkinson's disease and levodopa on functional limits of stability. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2008 May; 23(4): 450-8.
  7. Cutti AG, Giovanardi A, Rocchi L, Davalli A, Sacchetti R. Ambulatory measurement of shoulder and elbow kinematics through inertial and magnetic sensors. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2008 Feb; 46(2): 169-78
  8. Farella E, Pieracci A, Benini L, Rocchi L, Acquaviva A. Interfacing human and computer with wireless body area sensor networks: the WiMoCA solution. Multimedia Tools and Appl. 38(3): 337–363, Jul 2008.
  9. Rocchi L, Chiari L, Mancini M, Carlson-Kuhta P, Gross A, Horak FB. Step initiation in Parkinson's disease: influence of initial stance conditions. Neurosci Lett. 2006 Oct 2; 406(1-2): 128-32.
  10. Rocchi L, Chiari , Cappello A, Horak F. Identification of distinct characteristics of postural sway in Parkinson's disease: a feature selection procedure based on principal component analysis. Neurosci Lett. 2006, 394: 140-5.
  11. Capicíková N, Rocchi L, Hlavacka F, Chiari L, Cappello A. Human postural response to lower leg muscle vibration of different duration. Physiol Res. 2006;55 Suppl 1: S129-34.
  12. Dozza M, Chiari L, Chan B, Rocchi L, Horak FB, Cappello A. Influence of a portable audio-biofeedback device on structural properties of postural sway. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2005 May 31; 2: 13.
  13. Rocchi L, Chiari L, Cappello A, Gross A, Horak FB. Comparison between subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus internus stimulation for postural performance in Parkinson's disease. Gait Posture. 200419,172-83.
  14. Rocchi L, Chiari L, Cappello A. Feature selection of stabilometric parameters based on principal component analysis. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2004 Jan; 42(1): 71-9.
  15. Chiari L, Rocchi L, Cappello A. Stabilometric parameters are affected by anthropometry and foot placement. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2002 Nov-Dec; 17(9-10): 666-77.
  16. Rocchi L, Chiari L, Horak FB. Effects of deep brain stimulation and levodopa on postural sway in Parkinson's disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2002 Sep; 73(3): 267-74.