"The AREA 3" project started with Fulvio Stradijot, a graduate in Physical Education, with a wide experience in the sports rehabilitation field, in the 2004 in Cantalupa, 35 km from Turin, the 2006 Winter Olympic Game site. Its goal was to cope with three aspects connected to human movement: injuries prevention, rehabilitation and functional evaluation. AREA 3 has been a rehabilitation and functional evaluation consultant for Ergovision Lab, an Ergonomics and Biomechanics laboratory, located inside the PST (www.pst.it), Technological and Scientific Park of Tortona. Partnership for scientific research has been established with LISIN (Laboratory for Engineering of the Neuromuscular System, Polytechnic of Turin) (www.lisin.polito.it), an international excellence laboratory in the field of surface EMG.
Since October 2009 AREA 3 is located in Porto Conte Ricerche (www.portocontericerche.it) northern base of Polaris, scientific and technological hubs of the Region of Sardinia. In Porto Conte Ricerche an advanced scientific laboratory is also located: AIMA (Advanced Imaging and Motion Analysis lab) operated by internationally well recognized experts (prof. Ugo Della Croce for motion analysis and prof. Enrico Grosso for advanced imaging). The synergy between the AIMA lab and AREA 3 and the AIMA lab allow to apply a rigorous approach to numerous applications of human movement (bioengineering, rehabilitation, sports medicine, disability etc.) through advanced measurement and analysis techniques for movement (3-D movement kinetics and kinematics, jump assessment), muscle activity (EMG, isokinetics), balance (force platforms and balance electronic board) and to provide bio-feedbacks (virtual reality environments).
AREA 3 also provides services regarding human neuromuscular evaluation, R & D, training and education, and therefore is in the position of becoming a worldwide scientific hub for human motion applications. Since January 2011, Area 3 opened a new branch in Pula, the southern regional base of Polaris, becoming the first ICT company based in both two, scientific and technological hubs of the Region of Sardinia.