Davide Pavan (PhD student)

Davide Pavan got his Bachelor Degree in Human Movement Sciences at University of Padua (2015 - Élite rugby players motion analysis during the tackle: technique and injury prevention), and his Master Degree in Sports Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University (2017 - Development of internal hockey stick structure for maximum performance). Currently is a PhD student at PhD school on Information Engineering at the University of Padua (Evaluation of task-specific ACL injury risk, using kinetic and kinematic data integrated with finite element simulation).

His research activity regards mainly the motion analysis of athletes for injury prevention and technique enhancement, and the biomechanical modelling of the knee.
In 2017 he won the student travel award by De Luca Foundation (travel expenses support for ISB conference - Brisbane).

Before attending the PhD school, he had 2 years of experience in the gait and postural analysis research at the Laboratory of Movement Analysis, Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padua.

He is member of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), of the European Society for Motion Analysis in Adult and Children (ESMAC), and of the Italian Society for Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC).

He is first author and co-author of abstracts and papers published in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings concerning athletes’ performance enhancement trough motion analysis, injury prevention in sports and Parkinson disease subjects’ gait and posture abnormalities.
He takes part as a co-author of a patent for industrial invention (2017 - Metodo ed apparato per rilevare parametri biomeccanici e funzionali del ginocchio).


PUBLICATIONS

  • Volpe, D., Pavan, M. Morris, A. Guiotto, R. Iansek, S. Fortuna, G. Frazzitta, Z. Sawacha, “Under Water Gait Analysis in Parkinson’s disease” Gait and Posture vol.52, pp. 87-94, 2017, DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.11.019
  • Pavan, D., F. Spolaor, A. Guiotto, G. Sbrocco, Z. Sawacha Pushoff Forces and Posture Analysis of Tackle in Élite Rugby Players: A Pilot Study. International Society of Biomechanics Book of Abstract, Ref. AS 0264. 12th to 16th July 2015, Glasgow (UK)
  • Pavan, D., F. Spolaor, G. Sbrocco, V. Costa and Z. Sawacha. “Knee Injury prevention in rugby players can be addressed through motion capture and plantar pressure analysis: a pilot study” Proceedings XVI SIAMOC Conference, Ref. P-11. 30th September-3rd October 2015, Padova (IT)
  • Pavan, D., M. Dainese, F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, Z. Sawacha. “Prevention and screening tool for ACL injury based on kinematics, plantar pressure and EMG analysis” Gait & Posture vol.49S, pp. 87–88, 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.07.145
  • Pavan, D., F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, A. Rizzi, E. Roma, A. Colangelo, T. Casagrande, G. Sbrocco, Z. Sawacha. “ACL injury risk during Rugby tackle can be evaluate through an on-field task-specific analysis: a pilot study” Gait & Posture vol.49 no. S1, pp. S18-S19, 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.07.049
  • Volpe, D., Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Fichera, V. Scalchi, M. Morris, Z. Sawacha. “Effect of underwater gait training on Parkinson disease 3D underwater and on land gait analysis” Gait & Posture, vol.49 no. S1, pp. S25-S26, 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.07.060
  • Pavan, D., M. Dainese, F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, Z. Sawacha “The Vertical Drop Jump Test for ACL injuries prevention can be improved through kinematics, plantar pressure and EMG analysis” Proceedings XVI SIAMOC Conference, Ref: PM-32. 5th to 8th October 2016, Milano (IT)
  • Volpe, D., Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Fichera, V. Scalchi, M. Morris, Z. Sawacha “Underwater gait training improves gait characteristic in Parkinson disease patients” Gait & Posture vol.49 no. S2, pp.162, 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.07.220
  • Pavan, D., A. Colangelo, F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, G. Voltolina, T. Casagrande, A. Sgorlon, G. Sbrocco, Z. Sawacha “Centre of mass acceleration: an on-field efficiency parameter for rugby tackle”. Book of Abstract International Society of Biomechanics, 23rd to 27th July 2017, Brisbane (AU)
  • Pavan D., F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, A. Colangelo, F. Spolaor, T. Casagrande, G. Sbrocco, A. Pavanello, Z. Sawacha “Effectiveness and injury prevention during rugby tackle: an on-field, biomechanical based assessment”. Book of Abstract International Society of Biomechanics, 23rd to 27th July 2017, Brisbane (AU)
  • Pavan D., F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, A. Colangelo, G. Voltolina, F. Spolaor, A. Sgorlon, A. Pavanello, T. Casagrande, G. Sbrocco, Z. Sawacha “The rugby side-on tackle: technique comparison between young and senior élite athletes” Book of Abstract International Society of Biomechanics, 23rd to 27th July 2017, Brisbane (AU)
  • Spolaor, F., D. Volpe, Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Fichera, V. Scalchi, P. Torresin, Z. Sawacha “Surface EMG analysis and joint kinematics in Parkinson disease patients before and after underwater gait training” Book of Abstract International Society of Biomechanics, 23rd to 27th July 2017, Brisbane (AU)
  • Pavan D., G. Voltolina, F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, A. Colangelo, F. Spolaor, T. Casagrande, G. Sbrocco, O. Collodo, A. Sgorlon, Z. Sawacha “The rugby side-on tackle: technique comparison between élite seniors and young international élite athletes” Book of Abstract International Society of Biomechanics, 23rd to 27th July 2017, Brisbane (AU)
  • Cibin, F., Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, A. Colangelo, A. Pavanello, M. Baldo, T. Casagrande, G. Sbrocco, Z. Sawacha “Pre-ACL surgery drop-jump test as assessment of injury related biomechanics alterations”. Gait & Posture, vol. 57, no. S1, 2017, pp. 317-318, DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.06.440.
  • Pavan, D., Cibin F., A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, A. Colangelo, A. Pavanello, A. Sgorlon, T. Casagrande, G. Sbrocco, Z. Sawacha “Differences in Tackle biomechanics between elite young and adult Rugby players”. Gait & Posture, vol. 57, no. S1, 2017, pp. 315-316, DOI: 1016/j.gaitpost.2017.06.439
  • Spolaor, F., D. Volpe, Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Fichera, P. Torresin, E. Fantinato, Z. Sawacha “Surface EMG analysis in Parkinson disease patients before and after underwater gait training” Gait & Posture, vol. 57, no. S1, 2017, pp. 315-316, DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.06.285
  • Guiotto, A., E. Vialetto, Pavan, A. Gracco, Z. Sawacha “Analysis of plantar pressure distribution on paediatric subjects: a pilot study” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC), 4th to 7th October 2017, Torino (IT)
  • Guiotto, A., D. Volpe, F. Urru, Pavan, Z. Sawacha “Underwater vs laboratory based posturographic analysis in Parkinson Disease” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC), 4th to 7th October 2017, Torino (IT)
  • Cibin, F., Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, A. Colangelo, A. Pavanello, M. Baldo, T. Casagrande, G. Sbrocco, Z. Sawacha “Biomechanics evaluation of drop jump execution before ACL’s surgery” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC), 4th to 7th October 2017, Torino (IT)
  • Volpe, D., A. Guiotto, F. Urru, Pavan, Z. Sawacha “Effects of hydrotherapy on spine alignment and mobility in Parkinson’s disease patients” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC), 4th to 7th October 2017, Torino (IT)
  • Sawacha, Z., F. Cibin, Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor “Repeatability and reliability of “ACL quick check™”: a prevention and screening tool for "on the field" ACL injury assessment” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC), 4th to 7th October 2017, Torino (IT)
  • Pavan, D., F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, A. Colangelo, G. Sbrocco, T. Casagrande, A. Pavanello, Z. Sawacha “Development of a biomechanical-based tool for ACL injury prevention in the Rugby tackle: on filed evaluation of senior elite athletes” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC), 4th to 7th October 2017, Torino (IT)
  • Dunn, M., Pavan, P. Ramirez, S. Rava, A. Shahrin “An automated method to extract three-dimensional position data using an infrared time-of-flight camera” Procedia Engineering – International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), 26th to 29th March 2018, Brisbane (AU)
  • Pavan, D., F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, A. Colangelo, F. Spolaor, T. Casagrande, G. Sbrocco, A. Pavanello, Z. Sawacha “On-field assessment of the rugby tackle for ACL injury prevention and technique enhancement” National Congress of Bioengineering (GNB), 25th to 27th June 2018, Milano (IT).
  • Pavan, D., F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, A. Sgorlon, A. Pavanello, T. Casagrande, G. Sbrocco, Z. Sawacha “The rugby side-on tackle: on-field comparison between young and senior international élite athletes for technique enhancement and injury prevention” World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB), 8th to 12th July 2018, Dublin (IRL).
  • Spolaor, F., A. Guiotto, F. Cibin, Pavan, Z. Sawacha “Investigating the basic physiological and biomechanical principles underneath changes in posture during different lifting task: a pilot study combining plantar pressure and muscles activation analysis” World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB), 8th to 12th July 2018, Dublin (IRL).
  • Pavan, D., F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, A. Sgorlon, A. Pavanello, T. Casagrande, G. Sbrocco, Z. Sawacha “Young and senior international élite athletes on-field comparison for technique enhancement and Injury prevention during rugby side-on tackle” European College of Sport Science (ECSS), 4th to 7th July 2018, Dublin (IRL).
  • Dainese, Pavan, D., F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, Z. Sawacha. “Screening and prevention tool for ACL injury in basketball players based on kinematics, plantar pressure and EMG analysis” European College of Sport Science (ECSS), 4th to 7th July 2018, Dublin (IRL).
  • Peppe, A., P. Paone, S. Paravati, M. Giulia Baldassarre, L. Bakdounes, F. Spolaor, A. Guiotto, Pavan, Z. Sawacha, D. Clerici, N. Cau, A. Mauro, G. Albani, M. Avenali, G. Sandrini, C. Tassorelli, D. Volpe “Proprioceptive Focal Stimulation (Equistasi®) May Improve Motor Symptoms in Moderate Parkinson’s Disease Patients. Italian Multicentric Preliminary Open Study” IV International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems (SPWID 2018) – 22nd to 26th July 2018, Barcelona (ES)
  • Spolaor, F., A. Guiotto, Pavan, L. Arab Yaghoubi, A. Peppe, P. Paone, Z. Sawacha, D. Volpe “Effects of the Equistasi® device treatment in gait parameters of patient with Parkinson's disease” European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC) 24th to 29th September 2018, Prague (CZ).
  • Pavan, D., F. Cibin, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, Z. Sawacha “Biomechanical evaluation of single leg landing in élite athletes before and after ACL surgery” European Society for Movement Analysis in Adults and Children (ESMAC) 24th to 29th September 2018, Prague (CZ).
  • Spolaor, F., A. Guiotto, Pavan, L. Arab Yaghoubi, A. Peppe, P. Paone, Z. Sawacha, D. Volpe “The neurorehabilitation device Equistasi® impacts positively on the gait of Parkinson's disease subjects” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC) 3rd to 6th October 2018, Firenze (IT).
  • Cibin, F., Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, M. Cesana, E. Furlan, T. Casagrande, Z. Sawacha “The single leg drop-landing before and after ACL surgery as biomechanical evaluation in élite Athletes” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC) 3rd to 6th October 2018, Firenze (IT).
  • Sawacha, Z., F. Spolaor, Pavan, A. Guiotto, R. Polli, A. Murgia “Gait Analysis in Children with Fragile Syndrome: a Pilot Study” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC) 3rd to 6th October 2018, Firenze (IT)
  • Spolaor F., A. Guiotto, F. Cibin, Pavan, Z. Sawacha “Lifting biomechanics: a combined approach of plantar pressure and surface electromyographic analysis” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC) 3rd to 6th October 2018, Firenze (IT).
  • Cibin F., Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, M. Cesana, E. Furlan, G. Sanguin, Z. Sawacha “A biomechanical screening tool for élite athletes after ACL surgery” European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children, 23th to 28th September 2019, Amsterdam (NL).
  • Cibin F., Pavan, G. Trevisanato, D. Favaretto, S. Franchetti, F. Spolaor, S. Tamiello, Z. Sawacha “Basketball side cut and jumping shot biomechanical analysis as ACL injury screening” European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children, 23th to 28th September 2019, Amsterdam (NL).
  • Ciniglio A., F. Cibin, Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, Z. Sawacha “Comparison between field and laboratory analysis in ACL injuries prevention: a pilot study” European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children, 23th to 28th September 2019, Amsterdam (NL).
  • Sawacha Z., F. Spolaor, F. Cibin, W. Slasko, Pavan, A. Guiotto, R. Polli, M. Ricca, A. Murgia “Gait analysis in children with fragile x syndrome: could this become a measurable outcome?” European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children, 23th to 28th September 2019, Amsterdam (NL).
  • Pavan D., A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, F. Cibin, D. Giovannini, M. Cesana, Z. Sawacha “Figure skating axel jump: relationship between performance and injury risk assessment.” European Society for Movement analysis in Adults and Children, 23th to 28th September 2019, Amsterdam (NL).
  • Sawacha Z., F. Spolaor, F. Cibin, W. Slasko, Pavan, A. Guiotto, R. Polli, M. Ricca, A. Murgia “Gait analysis in children with x fragile syndrome: a combined EMG and markerless approach” International Society of Biomechanics, 31st July to 4th August 2019, Calgary (CA).
  • Pavan D., A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, F. Cibin, D. Giovannini, M. Cesana, Z. Sawacha “Performance and injury risk assessment in figure skating: axel jump biomechanics” International Society of Biomechanics, 31st July to 4th August 2019, Calgary (CA).
  • Cibin F., G. Maistrello, F. Spolaor, A. Guiotto, Pavan, Z. Sawacha “Comparison between female and male professional field hockey players during on field 20 m sprint run with particular reference to the effect of handling a stick.” International Society of Biomechanics, 31st July to 4th August 2019, Calgary (CA).
  • Spolaor F., A. Guiotto, S. Raunich, F. Cibin, Pavan, Z. Sawacha “Biomechanical analysis of lifting tasks in healthy and low back pain affected subjects” International Society of Biomechanics, 31st July to 4th August 2019, Calgary (CA).
  • Colangelo A., Pavan, F. Cibin, F. Spolaor, A. Guiotto, M. Cesana, E. Furlan, T. Casagrande, Z. Sawacha “Quantification of the role of muscle forces in knee joint mechanics in subjects with ACL injury before and after surgery” International Society of Biomechanics, 31st July to 4th August 2019, Calgary (CA).
  • Guiotto A., F. Spolaor, Pavan, M. Durante, A. Peppe, Z. Sawacha, D. Volpe “Effects of the Equistasi® neurological rehabilitation device on the gait of Parkinson's disease patients” International Society of Biomechanics, 31st July to 4th August 2019, Calgary (CA).
  • Cibin F., Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, M. Cesana, E. Furlan, Z. Sawacha “The single leg drop landing test as a biomechanical screening tool in élite athletes after ACL surgery” International Society of Biomechanics, 31st July to 4th August 2019, Calgary (CA).
  • Cibin F., Pavan, G. Trevisanato, S. Franchetti, F. Spolaor, S. Tamiello, Z. Sawacha “Basketball biomechanics: side cut as noncontact ACL injury screening” International Society of Biomechanics, 31st July to 4th August 2019, Calgary (CA).
  • Cibin F., Pavan, G. Trevisanato, S. Franchetti, F. Spolaor, S. Tamiello, Z. Sawacha “Biomechanical analysis of the side cut in basketball athletes as noncontact ACL injury screening” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC) 9th to 12th October 2019, Bologna (IT).
  • Sawacha Z., F. Spolaor, F. Cibin, W. Slasko, Pavan, A. Guiotto, R. Polli, M. Ricca, A. Murgia “Surface EMG during gait in children with fragile X syndrome: could this become a measurable outcome?” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC) 9th to 12th October 2019, Bologna (IT).
  • Guiotto A., F. Spolaor, M. Romanato, Pavan, A. Peppe, D. Volpe, Z. Sawacha “The neurorehabilitation device Equistasi® can induce changes in Parkinson's disease patients’ ankle joints kinematics and kinetics” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC) 9th to 12th October 2019, Bologna (IT).
  • Cibin F., G. Maistrello, F. Spolaor, A. Guiotto, Pavan, Z. Sawacha “Sex differences in professional field hockey players during on field 20 m sprint run with particular reference to the effect of handling a stick” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC) 9th to 12th October 2019, Bologna (IT).
  • Ciniglio A., F. Cibin, Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, M. Iozzino, E. Furlan, Z. Sawacha “Can laboratory based ACL screening efficiently portray on the field knee loading? A pilot study” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC) 9th to 12th October 2019, Bologna (IT).
  • Cibin F., Pavan, A. Guiotto, F. Spolaor, M. Iozzino, F. Soldo, M. Cesana, E. Furlan, G. Sanguin, G. Biondi, Z. Sawacha “Quantitative testing after ACL surgery: a biomechanical assessment tool before élite athletes return to competition” Italian Society of Clinical Motion Analysis (SIAMOC) 9th to 12th October 2019, Bologna (IT).