TwinBrain WORKSHOP 3.0

Advances in movement disorders diagnosis and rehabilitation: From new technologies to clinical practice


Key information:

When? 30 March – 1 April 2023

Where? Trieste, Italy / Online

Who? Students (Masters and PhD) and post docs from the field of kinesiology and movement science, physiotherapy, psychology, cognitive (neuro)science, biomedical engineering, and related disciplines.

What? Vertical knowledge for successful implementation of MoBI research – from laboratory to clinical practice.

Pre-requirements? Registration online (free)


Registration form:

Registration deadline: 30.3.2023

TwinBrain Workshop 3.0 program:


DAY 1 (30.3.2023)

Session 1: Neurophysiology and Biomedical Engineering in Movement Disorders

Module moderators: Paolo Manganotti, Miloš Ajčević, Alex Buoite Stella


14:30                          Registration

15:00 – 15:15           Michele Tinazzi (President of Italian Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society)

15:15 – 15:45           Neurophysiology Studies in Movement Disorders (Paolo Manganotti, Italy)

15:45 – 16:15           Coffee break 

16:15 – 16:45           Neuroimaging and EEG in Parkinson’s Disease (Miloš Ajčević, Italy) 

16:45 – 17:15           Exploring Muscle-Brain Crosstalk in Parkinson’s Disease Using Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (Uroš Marušič and Miloš Kalc, Slovenia)

17:15 – 17:45           Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive-Motor Dual Tasking in Early Parkinson’s Disease: Preliminary Results of the Ongoing TwinBrain Project Clinical Trial (Manca Peskar, Slovenia)

17:45 – 18:15           Using Inertial Motion Sensors to Assess the Effect of Noninvasive Vagal Nerve Stimulation on Gait in Advanced Parkinson’s Disease Patients (Vesna M. van Midden, Slovenia)

18:15                          Welcome Coctail

DAY 2 (31.3.2023):
Session 2: Excercise and Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders
Module moderators: Manuela Deodato, Alex Buoite Stella

9:30 – 10:00              Movement Analysis in Movement Disorders (Eleonora Guanziroli, Italy)
10:00 – 10:45            Movement for Movement Disorders: The Physiological Role of Actice and Assisted Excercise (Alex Buoite Stella, Italy)
10:45 – 11:15            Coffee break
11:15 – 12:00            Which Rehabilitation in Parkinson’s Diseases (Daniele Volpe, Italy)
12:00 – 12:45            The Gait in Freezing Phenomenon and Rehabilitation (Susanna Mezzarobba, Italy)
12:45 – 15:00            Lunch break

Session 3: Clinical, Neuroimaging, and Neuromodulation Aspects of Movement Disorders
Module moderators: Paolo Manganotti, Miloš Ajčević

15:00 – 15:45            Clinical Picture and Therapy, the Experience of Trieste University Hospital (Mauro Catalan, Italy)
15:45 – 16:30            Neuroimaging in Movement Disorders (Maja Trost, Slovenia)
16:30 – 17:00            Coffee break
17:00 – 17:45            Deep Brain Stimulation: Current Indications and Future Perspectives (Maria Chiara Malaguti, Italy)
17:45 – 18:30            Deep Brain Stimulation: Clinical Picture and Possible Rehabilitation (Vladimira Vuletić, Croatia)
18:30 – 19:15            The Energy Cost of Human Locomotion – From Theory to Good Practice (Carlo Capelli, Italy)

DAY 3 (1.4.2023): 
Practical Session: How to Assess and Study Movement Disorders
Module moderators: Manuela Deodato, Giulia Sgubin, Miriam Martini, Manca Peskar

9:30 – 12:30              Practical Session at Rehabilitation Gym of Physiotherapy Degree Study Program

Practical Session 1: How to assess and study movement disorders

Practical Session 2: Application of technology based rehabilitation strategies

Practical session 3: TwinBrain – MOBI technology in action