Exhibitors 2015

Il centro di rotazione del ginocchio
Il centro di rotazione del ginocchio

Il centro di rotazione del ginocchio

Three systems to determine the center of the knee are presented; the first based on the study of the trajectory of the leg in flexion-extension through a "robotic" assessment tool, the second based on the graphic design and three-dimensional modeling and the third on the self-centering determined by friction.
The discovery of this "anthropometric point" allows to put in a perfect parallel the mechanical device with the physiological kinematics of the knee in a way that the device does not transmit harmful tensions to the joint.
In practice, the determination of this center may find application in the guardians for the knee of patients such as, for example, those suffering of poliomyelitis, in transplantation of the knee and in the exoskeletons used for the rehabilitation of paraplegic.
The easier and more widespread application, however, is that of guardian, which has the advantage of being easily usable by all and with which one can appreciate the pleasurable sensations of a mechanical device that reproduces an articular physiological motion.
This application ensures that the innovation presented corresponds to what was said by Henry Ford: "There is real progress only when the benefits of a new technology for everyone."


Il centro di rotazione del ginocchio

Giancarlo Pellis

born in Gorizia (ITALY) on 16th September 1953
Physical Training Regular Teacher at Liceo Ginnasio "Dante Alighieri" in Trieste

-- Diploma of Expert Mechanical (1973);
-- Certificate: Higher Institute of Physical Education (ISEF) in Roma" (1976);

Work Experiences
- Training Theory and Methodology Teacher at C.O.N.I. (Italian National Olympic Committee) Sport School – Roma;
- Training Theory and Methodology Teacher at F.I.P. (Italian Basketball Federation);
- Contributor to the specialized magazine Nuova Atletica dal Friuli, Udine;
- Trainer and Sports Consultants for top level team:
- 1979-80 -volleyball (C.U.S. Trieste -A2);
- 1982-84 BIC Pallacanestro Trieste;
- 1984-87 STEFANEL Pallacanestro Trieste;
- 1984-85 pallamano - PRINCIPE Trieste - A1;
- 1994-96 ILLY Caffè, - Pallacanestro Trieste - A1;
- 1990-2008 Contributor to the Regional Centre for Sports Medicine of Friuli Venezia Giulia;
- 1995-2000 Contributor to the Globo Association for Scientific Popularization of the Trieste Area Science Park;
- 1995-1996 Collaborator F.C. Milan providing the first system for the computerization of machines training TOP3;
- 1996-2006 Contributor to the P.A.N. Frecce Tricolori (National Acrobatic Team);
- 1996 Teacher at the ISEF (Roma) of Specialized Courses;
- 1997 teacher retraining courses for graduates ISEF organized by the Veneto Region with the collaboration of C.E.;
- 1997 cooperation with prof. P.E. di Prampero, director of Director of Science and Biomedical Technologies Department University of Udine;
- 1999 Theory and Methodology Teacher at Sport Medicine Department of the University of Udine, Director prof. P.E. di Prampero;
- 1999 cooperation with Karbyk Official Team of Udine for training the atletes attendine the Karbk World Competition, Switzerland, cooperation withScience and Biomedical Technologies Department, University of Udine;
- 1999 cooperation with I.T.I. “A. Malignani for the development of a new robotised device addressed to the evaluation of the human knee joint motion;
- 2000 collaborates with www.benessere.comfor publication of articles abouthealth and sports;
- 2000 organization has worked to launcha high altitude of 14,000 ft without oxygenparatrooper Sandro Biffi, organizing the athletic training;
- 2006 is responsible for the website www.sport-sys.it;
- 2008 is responsible for R & D systems of KTJ Ltd;

Experimental Research Works
- 1983: cooperation with the team of professor Scano, director of the Sport Physiology Lab. applied to Physical Training, at the ISEF – Roma;
- 1983-84: development of research work on more than 10000 subjects, in cooperation with: University of Trieste, Provincia - Trieste, Provveditorato agli Studi - Trieste, CONI Provinciale - Trieste, CUS –Trieste
this work gained encouraging appreciation in Italy and abroad
- 1985-86: definition of the concept: Maximum Theoretical Strenght ( FMAXT®) through a research developed on 255 subjects;
- 1995: demonstration of the following assessment: "the maximal strenght which may be developed by a muscular group is the same both when achieved through the contractile muscles and when achieved using both the contractile and the elastic muscles". The research has been performed on 120 subjects;

- 1 International ward of Phisical Education and Sport, "JOSE MARIA CAGIGAL" - BILBAO,SPAIN:
- 1 AWARD GENIA PATENT WORLD ‘97, Milano, 1997;
- GOLD MEDAL - 28° Salon International des Inventions Genève 2000;
- PRIX DU SALON NATIONAL ITALIEN DE L’INVENTION -28° Salon International des Inventions Genève 2000;
- Prix IFIA, Federation Internazionale des Associations d’Inventeurs,28° Salon International des Inventions Genève 2000
- AT AWARDS 2004, 12 novembre 2004, Dùsseldorf, Germany,
- Winner of the poster presentation award, Pellis G, Di Cosmo F: “Classification of knee rehabilitation exercises based on the rotatory-traslational and translational-rotatory theory”

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