Felici Francesco

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Coordinatore della sezione dipartimentale Scienze del movimento umano e dello sport

Dipartimento di Scienze Motorie Umane e della Salute - Sezione: 

Movimento Umano e dello Sport


Università di Roma "Foro Italico" Piazza L. de Bosis 6, 00135,


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Dr. Felici, MD and Specialist in Sport Medicine, is an Associate Professor of Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology at the University of Rome, Foro Italico,
Italy. He is the responsible of the Exercise Physiology Laboratory. He is a member of the Italian Physiological Society, of the Council of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, of the European College of Sport Sciences. He is an Associate Editor (Section Sport and Exercise) of the Journal of Electromyography.
He has served the ISEK being the Chair of XX Congress of the Society (Roma, Italy, 2014).
He has authored more than 100 papers and scientific communications and his research activity focuses mostly in the human movement area – from energetic to control - in collaboration with national and international institutions. The main topics are: Neuromuscular control. Non linear analysis of surface electromyograms. Neuromuscular effects of exercise and sport. Exercise Physiology in healthy and pathological subjects.

Curriculum Scientifico: 

Nonlinear surface EMG analysis to detect changes of motor unit conduction velocity and synchronization. Farina D., Fattorini L., Felici F., Filligoi G.C. J Appl Physiol, 93: 1753-1763,2002.
Influence of High Motor Unit Synchronization Levels on Non-Linear and Spectral Variables of the Surface EMG. Fattorini L., Felici F., Filligoi G.C., Traballesi M., Farina D. J Neurosc Meth, 143: 133, 2005.
Coactivation of the elbow antagonist muscles is not affected by the speed of movement in isokinetic exercise. Bazzucchi I., Sbriccoli P., Marzattinocci G., Felici F. Muscle & Nerve, 33, 191-199, 2006.
Neuromuscular responses to exercise investigated through surface EMG. Felici F. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 16: 578-585, 2006 (INVITED REVIEW)
Biceps brachii myoelectric and oxygenation changes during static and sinusoidal isometric exercises. Felici F, V Quaresima, L Fattorini, P Sbriccoli, GC Filligoi, M Ferrari. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 2007.
Effect of short-term creatine supplementation on neuromuscular function. Bazzucchi I, Sacchetti M, Felici F. Medicine And Science In Sports And Exercise, 1934-1941, 2009.
Neuromuscular control adaptations in elite athletes: the case of top level karateka. Sbriccoli P, Camomilla V, Di Mario A, Quinzi F, Figura F, Felici F. European Journal Of Applied Physiology, vol. 108, p. 1269-1280, 2010.
Impulses Of Activation But Not Motor Modules Are Preserved In The Locomotion Of Subacute Stroke Patients. Gizzi L, Nielsen J F, Felici F, Ivanenko YP, Farina D. Journal Of Neurophysiology, vol. 106, p. 202-210, 2011.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A patients with low level of impairment have a higher energy cost of walking than healthy individuals. Menotti F, Felici F, Damiani A, Mangiola F, Vannicelli R, Macaluso A. Neuromuscular Disorders, vol. 21 (1), p. 52-57, 2011.
Caffeine Improves Neuromuscular Function During Maximal Dynamic Exercise. Bazzucchi I, Felici F, Montini M, Figura F, Sacchetti M. Muscle & Nerve, vol. 43, p. 839-844, 2011.
Menotti F, Bazzucchi I, Felici F, Damiani A, Gori MC, Macaluso A (2012). Neuromuscular function after muscle fatigue in Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A patients. MUSCLE & NERVE, vol. 46, p. 434-439, ISSN: 0148-639X, doi: 10.1002/mus.23366
Gizzi L., Feldbæk Nielsen J, Felici F, Moreno JC, Pons JL, Farina D (2012). Motor modules in robot-aided walking.. JOURNAL OF NEUROENGINEERING AND REHABILITATION, ISSN: 1743-0003,doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-9-76