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Caravaggi Paolo, Eng.


Date of Birth

Biomedical Engineer

Current assignment

Research consultant at Movement Analysis Laboratory, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli. 

Title of qualification awarded

Degree in Mechanic Engineering with specialization in Biomedical Engineering from University "Politecnico di Milano" with mark of 90/100.

Other qualifications awarded

Ph.D. gained from the faculty of Health and Life Sciences of Liverpool University (Liverpool, UK) with a thesis titled: “A study of the influence of walking speed on kinematics of the joints of the foot and on dynamics of the plantar aponeurosis”.

Positions held

1999 – 2001: Network and security engineer at the E-business department of IBM Italy (Milan).

2001-2004: Engineer at the R&D department of Wright Cremascoli Ortho (Wright Medical Technology group, Milan, Italy). 


English - written and fluently spoken French/Spanish - intermediate spoken, good comprehension


Gait analysis instruments, such as motion cameras, force and pressure platforms, inertial sensors, EMG systems.

Servo-hydraulic testing machines; design of custom rigs for testing orthopedic implants.

Knowledge of most common operating systems; object-oriented programming; Matlab and Visual Basic; automatic processing and analysis of large data sets.

Teaching activities

Demonstrator for the anatomical dissection class and lecturer for the School of Medicine (Liverpool University) course: “Functional Anatomy of the human locomotor system”. 

Scientific activities

Attendance to several national and international meetings on lower limb and foot & ankle biomechanics. Publication of research papers and scientific reviewer for peerreviewed journal such as “Journal of Biomechanics” and “Gait & Posture”.

Clinical and/or Scientific interests

Lower limb and foot&ankle biomechanics; spine biomechanics; human movement analysis. Design and implementation of custom software for the automatic analysis of large data sets: e.g. kinematic and pedobarographic measurements.