1. W. Aerts, A. Scarton, F. De Groote, A. Guiotto, Z. Sawacha, C. Cobelli, J. Vander Sloten and I. Jonkers. Validation of plantar pressure simulations using finite and discrete element modelling in healthy and diabetic subjects. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. 2017 Sep 12:1-11. doi: 10.1080/10255842.2017.1372428.  
  2. Scarton A., Guiotto A., Malaquias T., Sinigaglia G., Jonkers I., Sawacha Z. Methodological Framework for Detecting Ulcers' Risk in Diabetic Foot Subjects by Combining Gait Analysis, a New Musculoskeletal Foot Model and a Foot Finite Element  Model. Gait Posture. 2017 In Press
  3. Benedetti MG, Beghi E, De Tanti A, Cappozzo A, Basaglia N, Cutti AG, Cereatti A, Stagni R, Verdini F, Manca M, Fantozzi S, Mazzà C, Camomilla V, Campanini I, Castagna A, Cavazzuti L, Del Maestro M, Croce UD, Gasperi M, Leo T, Marchi P, Petrarca M, Piccinini L, Rabuffetti M, Ravaschio A, Sawacha Z, Spolaor F, Tesio L, Vannozzi G, Visintin I, Ferrarin M. SIAMOC position paper on gait analysis in clinical practice: General requirements, methods and appropriateness. Results of an Italian consensus conference. Gait Posture. 2017 Aug 5;58:252-260. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.08.003. Review. IF 2.286 Q1
  4. Scarton A, Jonkers I, Guiotto A, Spolaor F, Guarneri G, Avogaro A, Cobelli C, Sawacha Z. Comparison of lower limb muscle strength between diabetic neuropathic and healthy subjects using OpenSim. Gait Posture. 2017 Jul 31;58:194-200. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.07.117. IF 2.286 Q1
  5. Mason M, Spolaor F, Guiotto A, De Stefani A, Gracco A, Sawacha Z. Gait and posture analysis in patients with unilateral posterior crossbite, before and after RPE. International Orthodontics. Accepted. 2016. IF 0.82 Q3
  6. Volpe D, Pavan D, Morris M, Guiotto G, Iansek R, Frazzitta G, Sawacha Z. Under water gait analysis in Parkinson's disease. Gait and Posture. 2016 Nov 10;52:87-94. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.11.019. IF 2.286 Q1
  7. Hannah I, Sawacha Z, Guiotto A, Mazzà C. Examining the relationship between sagittal plane kinematics and vertical force in multi-segment foot models". International Biomechanics. 2016; 3:1, 50-56. 1
  8. Sawacha Z*, Spolaor F*, Del Din S, Guarneri G, Avogaro A, Cobelli C. Altered EMG patterns in diabetic neuropathic and not neuropathic patients are related to speed during step ascending and descending. Journal Of Electromyography And Kinesiology. 2016 Aug 20;31:32-39. 1 IF 1.53 Q2
  9. Scarton A, Sawacha Z, Cobelli C, Li X, Towards the generation of a parametric foot model using principal component analysis: a pilot study. Medical Engineering & Physics. 2016 Jun;38(6):547-59. 2. IF 1.619 Q2
  10. Guiotto A, Scarton A, Sawacha Z, Guarneri G, Avogaro A, Cobelli C. Gait analysis driven 2D finite element model of the neuropathic hindfoot. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology. 2016 March, 1;12. IF 0.797 Q3
  11. Mantoan A, Reggiani M, Pizzolato C, Sartori M, Sawacha Z, Cobelli C. A Matlab Toolbox to Process Motion Data for Neuromusculoskeletal Modeling and Simulation. Source Code for Biology and Medicine. 2015 Nov 16;10:12.IF 0.819 Q2
  12. Guiotto A*, Sawacha Z*, Guarneri G, Avogaro A, Cobelli C. 3D finite element model of the diabetic neuropathic foot: a gait analysis driven approach. Journal of Biomechanics 2014 Sep 22;47(12):3064-71. 2 IF 2.431 Q1
  13. Del Din S, Bertoldo A, Sawacha Z, Jonsdottir J, Rabuffetti M, Cobelli C, Ferrarin M. Assessment of biofeedback rehabilitation in post-stroke patients combining fMRI and gait analysis: a Case Study. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2014 Apr 9;11:53. IF 2.419 Q1
  14. E Ceseracciu*, Z Sawacha*, C Cobelli. Comparison of markerless and marker-based motion capture technologies through simultaneous data collection during gait. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 4;9(3):e87640. 3. IF 4.411 Q1
  15. Laudani L, Vannozzi G, Sawacha Z, della Croce U, Cereatti A, Macaluso A. Association between Physical Activity Levels and Physiological Factors Underlying Mobility in Young, Middle-Aged and Older Individuals Living in a City District". PlosOne 2013 Sep 6;8(9):e74227. IF 4.411 Q1
  16. Sawacha Z, Carraro E, Contessa P, Guiotto A, Masiero S and Cobelli C. Relationship between clinical and instrumental balance assessments in chronic poststroke hemiparesis subjects: a pilot study. JNER. Aug 13;10:95. 4. IF 2.419 Q1
  17. Guiotto A, Sawacha Z, Guarneri G, Cristoferi G, Avogaro A, Cobelli C. The role of foot morphology on foot function in diabetic subjects with or without neuropathy. Gait and Posture 2013 Apr;37(4):603-10. 3. IF 2.286 Q1
  18. S Ceccon, E Ceseracciu, Z Sawacha, G Gatta, M Cortesi, C Cobelli, S Fantozzi (2012). Motion analysis of front crawl swimming applying CAST technique by means of automatic tracking. Journal of Sports Sciences. 2013;31(3):276-87. IF 2.142 Q1
  19. Sawacha Z. (2013) Validation of Plantar Pressure Measurements for a Novel In-Shoe Plantar Sensory Replacement Unit. JDST 2013; 7(5): 1176–1178. 5. IF 0.813 Q2
  20. Magalhães FA, Sawacha Z , Di Michele R , Cortesi M, Gatta G, Fantozzi S. Performance of an automatic tracking software for underwater motion analysis. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (2013) 12, 660 - 667. 4. IF 1.43 Q2
  21. Z Sawacha*, E Carraro*, S Del Din*, A Guiotto*, L Bonaldo, L Punzi, C Cobelli, S Masiero (2012). Biomechanical assessment of balance and posture in subjects with ankylosing spondylitis. JNER. 2012 Aug 29;9(1):63. (IF 2.12) * Equal contributors   6. IF 2.419 Q1
  22. Z Sawacha*, F Spolaor*, G Guarneri, P Contessa, E Carraro, A Venturin, A Avogaro, C Cobelli. (2012). Abnormal muscle activation during gait in diabetes patients with and without neuropathy. Gait and Posture. 2012 Jan;35(1):101-5. 7. IF 2.286 Q1
  23. Z Sawacha. G Guarneri, G Cristoferi, A Guiotto, A Avogaro, C Cobelli (2012). Integrated kinematics-kinetics-plantar pressure data analysis: a useful tool for characterizing diabetic foot biomechanics. Gait and Posture. 2012 May;36(1):20-6. 8. IF 2.286 Q1
  24. E Ceseracciu, Z Sawacha, S Fantozzi, M Cortesi, G Gatta, S Corazza, C Cobelli (2011). Markerless analysis of front crawl swimming. Journal of Biomechanics. 2011 Aug 11;44(12):2236-42. 5. IF 2.431 Q1
  25. S Del Din, Z Sawacha, E Carraro, A Guiotto, S Masiero, C Cobelli. (2011). Impaired gait in ankylosing spondylitis. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing. 2011 Jul;49(7):801-9. 6. IF 1.797 Q2
  26. Z Sawacha, G Guarneri, A Avogaro, C Cobelli. (2010). A new classification of diabetic gait pattern based on cluster analysis of biomechanical data. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2010 Sep 1;4(5):1127-38. 9. IF 0.813 Q2
  27. Z Sawacha, G Cristoferi, G Guarneri, S Corazza, G Donà, P Denti, A Facchinetti, A Avogaro, C Cobelli. (2009). Multisegment Model for Assessing Diabetic Foot Kinematics. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation. 2009 Oct 23; 6(1):37.  10. IF 2.419 Q1
  28. Z Sawacha, G Guarneri, G Cristoferi, A Guiotto, A Avogaro, C Cobelli. (2009). Diabetic gait and posture abnormalities: a biomechanical investigation through three dimensional gait analysis. Clinical Biomechanics; 24: 722-728 11. IF 1.636 Q1
  29. A Leardini, Z Sawacha, G Paolini, R Nativo, S Ingrosso, MG Benedetti. (2007). A New Anatomical Based Protocol for Gait Analysis in Children. Gait & Posture. Vol. 26, Pp.560–571. 7. IF 2.286 Q1
  30. S Sprigle, M Wootten, Z Sawacha, G Theilman.  (2003). Relationships Among Cushion Type, Backrest Height Seated Posture and Reach of Wheelchair Users with Spinal Cord Injury. The Journal Of Spinal Cord Medicine; 26: 236-243. IF 1.578 Q2


  1. Z Sawacha and Bernhard Schrefler. Chapter 22 – “Finite element modelling in musculoskeletal biomechanics”. Modelling Methodology For Physiology And Medicine Edited By Ewart Carson And Claudio Cobelli, Elsevier, 2013, (ISBN: 978-0-12-411557-6).
  2. S Masiero, L Bonaldo, S Del Din, Z Sawacha.  “Approccio riabilitativo e gestione delle disabilità”. Capitolo 18 di  “Terapia farmacologica e non farmacologica: quali sinergie?”. Ed. Giovanni Arioli, Collana Reumatologia, Fidenza, 2010.
  3. C Cobelli, A Facchinetti, G Guiotto, Z Sawacha. “Modelli e Tecnologie per il Diabete”, Capitolo 3. “XXXV Scuola Annuale di Bioingegneria. Bressanone, 26 - 29 settembre 2016. Ed Patron 2016.