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Area 3 srl

An athlete in motion
Area 3 srl
Science and Technology Park of Sardinia
S.P. 55 Porto Conte-Capo Caccia Km 8.400
Loc. Tramariglio, C.P. Santa Maria La Palma
07041 Alghero (SS) - Italy
Phone +39 079 998.410
Indirizzo emailfulviostradijot@areatre.net


Sector
Biotechnologies.

Profile
Born as a spin-off project started in Piedmont in 2004, Area 3 addresses all facets of human body movement. It provides services for assessment of human neuromuscular performance, consultancy in the R&D of specific new technologies, support to basic research and delivers training and updating on topics related to human movement. It aims to become a high-profile reference partner as to expertise, equipment, location and contacts, enhancing its corporate know-how over time.

Since October 2009, when the company established it operations at Porto Conte Ricerche, several projects have been developed. The most important is Top Training Alghero, promoted by Area3 in partnership with different organization hosted at Porto Conte Ricerche and enterprises located in Alghero and surrouding areas.

Also thanks to collaboration with Sassari University's Advanced Imaging and Motion Analysis (AIMA) lab, Area 3 offers an all-round approach covering all aspects of movement, analysing it from various perspectives: bioengineering, medical, rehabilitation, disability, etc. Area 3 does this by means of the most advanced technologies in the sector: kinetic and kinematic analysis, virtual reality, isokinetics, balance and dynamic strength analysis, surface EMG.

Competencies and technologies
1. Neuromuscular assessment of human performance: The company is fully equipped to perform biomedical assessments and to assess movement kinematics, muscle strength, balance and muscle electrical activity. The data gathered can be immediately applied in designing plans in the fields of rehabilitation, sport, forensic medicine, preventive medicine, disability treatment etc. Area 3 also provides field testing capabilities thanks to mobile operating units.

2. Assessment of human performance in relation to environmental factors and devices: With its instruments Area 3 can analyse the effects on performance of environmental factors such as sports surfaces, and of the devices used, e.g. shoes, medical devices and gym equipment.

3. Consultancy services for developing, implementing and validating methods (protocols) and materials (devices) for improving motor performance: Area 3 provides its customer companies not only with its centre's equipment, but also with a multidisciplinary service for the development of new products or improving existing ones.

4. Training and professional specialisation activities: The campus of Porto Conte Ricerche, which has both laboratories and accommodation facilities set in a beautiful nature area, offers an exceptional venue for professional and scientific training and communication events. The company also organises and delivers courses and seminars on motor performance assessment methods and on other movement-related topics, such as rehabilitation, athletic training, injury prevention etc.

5. Materials testing: Analysis of the products linked to performance measurement but also other products (shoes, surfaces, clothing etc.) to optimise their ergonomic and biomechanical characteristics.

6. Support to scientific research: Area 3 provides assistance in the planning and implementation of scientific research projects financed by public and private institutions.

Useful links
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