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Address Engineering Dept - Applied Electronics
Roma Tre University
via Vito Volterra 62 - Room 3.23
I-00146 Roma - Italy
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Silvia Conforto leads the Biomedical Engineering Group at Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy. She is Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Master “Occupational health and safety risks in the healthcare sector”. She received a PhD in Bioengineering defending the thesis 'Processing techniques for myoelectric surface signal in dynamic conditions'. She is co-author of more than one hundred scientific publications on Data and Signal Processing, and Biomedical Engineering in general.
Her main research fields are: signal processing with specific reference to the field of biomedical engineering, image processing for movement studies and rehabilitation, signal processing and Instrumentation, with specific reference to the problems of tests in non stationary conditions.
She has been unit leader or participating to research programs funded by the EU, and by national institutions for research and higher Education. She is a member in the Steering Committee of the Interuniversity Centre of Bioengineering of the Human Neuromusculoskeletal System (BoHNeS), and of the The Behavioral Imaging and Neural Dynamics Center. She is a member of the Editorial Board for ISRN Biomedical Engineering, and Reviewer for multiple journals in the area of Biomedical Engineering.

Participation to projects and programs

Elite SRL - Ergometro per applicazioni in campo ciclistico (2010-2011)
EU-FP7 Program FP7-ICT-2007-2 Project #224051: "TREMOR — An ambulatory BCI-driven tremor suppression system based on functional electrical stimulation" (2008-2011)
MIUR Program PRIN #2005098195_004: "Neural and myoelectric correlates of adaptation, learning and motor control mechanisms" (2005-2007)
MIUR - PON Program : "Realizzazione di un sistema integrato multimediale di gestione automatica dei servizi di telemedicina MEDIPACS "Multimedia Medical Picture Archiving and Communication System” integrabile con la rete sanitaria regionale. Sperimentazione tramite sviluppo di un prototipo di sistema di telecardiologia GSM/Satellitare" (2003-2005)
MIUR project FIRB #RBAU01XAAE_002: "An integrated system with telematics services for a multimedial monitoring of motor activity in the elderly" (2003-2005)
MIUR program PRIN #2001098519_002: "Sensorimotor organization of upper limb movements: experimental characterization of the internal models learned by the CNS in feedback and feedforward control mechanisms" (2002-2004)
MIUR project PRIN 2001 'Bioengineering of the sensorimotor organization in the upper arm movements'
MIUR project FIRB 2002 'Human Movement analysis for diagnosis and rehabilitation: new techniques of image processing for a marker-free analysis'

List of Publications

Publications on International Journals
[J1] A. Proto, M. Penhaker, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. Nanogenerators for Human Body Energy Harvesting. Trends in Biotechnology, 35(7): 610–624, 2017
[J2] C. D'Anna, M. Schmid, A. Scorza, S.A. Sciuto, L. Lopez, S. Conforto. Time-to-Boundary Function to Study the Development of Upright Stance Control in Children. The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal, 11: 49-58, 2017
[J3] C. De Marchis, T. Santos Monteiro, C. Simon-Martinez, S. Conforto, A. Gharabaghi. Multi-contact Functional Electrical Stimulation for hand opening: electrophysiologically driven identification of the optimal stimulation site. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 13: 22, 2016
[J4] M. Mancini, D. Brignani, S. Conforto, P. Mauri, C. Miniussi, M.C. Pellicciari . Assessing cortical synchronization during transcranial direct current stimulation: A graph-theoretical analysis. Neuroimage, 140: 57-65, 2016
[J5] M. Goffredo, I. Bernabucci, C. Lucarelli, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, M. M. Nera, L. Lopez, T. D’Alessio, B. Grasselli. Evaluation of a Motion-Based Platform for Practicing Phonological Awareness of Preschool Children. Journal of Educational Computing Research, doi: 10.1177/0735633115626881: , 2016
[J6] A. Proto, M. Penhaker, D. Bibbo, D. Vala, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. Measurements of generated energy/electrical quantities from locomotion activities using piezoelectric wearable sensors for body motion energy harvesting. Sensors, 16(4): 524-539, 2016
[J7] E. Ambrosini, C. De Marchis, A. Pedrocchi, G. Ferrigno, M. Monticone, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio, S. Conforto, S. Ferrante. Neuro-mechanics of recumbent leg cycling in post-acute stroke patients. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, doi:10.1007/s10439-016-1660-0: , 2016
[J8] M. Bertollo, S. di Fronso, E. Filho, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, L. Bortoli, S. Comani, C. Robazza. Proficient brain for optimal performance: the MAP model perspective. PeerJ, 4: e2082, 2016
[J9] B. D'Elia, I. Bernabucci, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, S.A. Sciuto, A. Scorza, M. Schmid. Measuring regularity of fine upper limb movements with a haptic platform for motor learning and rehabilitation. Journal of Clinician and Technology, 46(1): 5-12, 2016
[J10] C. De Marchis, G. Severini, A.M. Castronovo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Intermuscular coherence contributions in synergistic muscles during pedaling. Experimental Brain Research, 233(6): 1907-1919, 2015
[J11] B. Fida, I. Bernabucci, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. Varying behavior of different window sizes on the classification of static and dynamic physical activities from a single accelerometer. Medical Engineering and Physics, 37(7): 705-711, 2015
[J12] C. D'Anna, M. Schmid, D. Bibbo, M. Bertollo, S. Comani, S. Conforto. The effect of continuous and discretized presentations of concurrent augmented visual biofeedback on postural control in quiet stance. PLOS ONE, 10(7): e0132711, 2015
[J13] B. Fida, I. Bernabucci, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. Pre-processing effect on the accuracy of event-based activity segmentation and classification through inertial sensors. Sensors, 15(9): 23095-23109, 2015
[J14] AM. Castronovo, F. Negro, S. Conforto, D. Farina. The proportion of common synaptic input to motor neurons increases with an increase in net excitatory input. Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(11): 1337-1346, 2015
[J15] M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, F. Bilotti, C. Palma, L. Vegni, T. D'Alessio. A two-step model to optimise transcutaneous electrical stimulation of the human upper arm. COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 33(4): 1329-1345, 2014
[J16] M. Watson, D. Bibbo, C.R. Duffy, P. E. Riches, S. Conforto, A. Macaluso. Validity and reliability of an alternative method for measuring power output during six-second all-out cycling. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 30(4): 598-603, 2014
[J17] G. Cecchini, G.M. Lozito, M. Schmid S. Conforto, F. Riganti Fulginei, D. Bibbo. Neural networks for muscle forces prediction in cycling. Algorithms, 7(4): 621-634, 2014
[J18] A. Scorza, S. Conforto, C. D'Anna, S.A. Sciuto. A Comparative Study on the Influence of Probe Placement on Quality Assurance Measurements in B-mode Ultrasound by Means of Ultrasound Phantoms. The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal, 9: 164-178, 2014
[J19] C. De Marchis, M. Schmid, D. Bibbo, A.M. Castronovo, T. D'Alessio, S. Conforto. Feedback of mechanical effectiveness induces adaptations in motor modules during cycling. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, 7(35): 1-12, 2013
[J20] M. Bofan, N. Mores, M. Baron, M. Dabrowska, S. Valente, M. Schmid, A. Trové, S. Conforto, G. Zini, P. Cattani, L. Fuso, A. Mautone, C. Mondino, G. Pagliari, T. D'Alessio, P. Montuschi. Within-day and between-day repeatability of measurements with an electronic nose in patients with COPD. Journal of Breath Research, 7(19): 017103, 2013
[J21] A.M. Castronovo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, D. Bibbo, T. D'Alessio. How to assess performance in cycling: the multivariate nature of influencing factors and related indicators. Frontiers in Physiology, 4(116): 1-10, 2013
[J22] A. Laudani, F. Riganti Fulginei, A. Salvini, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. CFSO³: A New Supervised Swarm-Based Optimization Algorithm. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 560614: 1-13, 2013
[J23] C. De Marchis, M. Schmid, D. Bibbo, I. Bernabucci, S. Conforto. Inter-individual variability of forces and modular muscle coordination in cycling: A study on untrained subjects. Human Movement Science, 32(6): 1480-1494, 2013
[J24] M. Schmid, F. Riganti-Fulginei, I. Bernabucci, A. Laudani, D. Bibbo, R. Muscillo, A. Salvini, S. Conforto. SVM versus MAP on accelerometer data to distinguish among locomotor activities executed at different speeds. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2013: Article ID 343084, 2013
[J25] G. Severini, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. A multivariate auto-regressive method to estimate cortico-muscular coherence for the detection of movement intent. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 9(2): 135-143, 2012
[J26] C. De Marchis, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. An optimized method for tremor detection and temporal tracking through repeated second order moment calculations on the surface EMG signal. Medical Engineering & Physics, 34(9): 1268-1277, 2012
[J27] M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, B. Amorosi, T. D'Alessio, C. Palma. Quantitative color analysis for capillaroscopy image segmentation. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 50(6): 567-574, 2012
[J28] G. Severini, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Novel formulation of a double threshold algorithm for the estimation of muscle activation intervals designed for variable SNR environments. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 22(6): 878-885, 2012
[J29] M. Gneo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. A free geometry model-independent neural eye-gaze tracking system. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 9: 82, 2012
[J30] R. Muscillo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. Early recognition of upper limb motor tasks through accelerometers: real-time implementation of a DTW-based algorithm. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 41(3): 164-172, 2011
[J31] R. Muscillo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. An adaptive Kalman-based Bayes estimation technique to classify locomotor activities in young and elderly adults through accelerometers. Medical Engineering & Physics, 32(8): 849-859, 2010
[J32] G. Vannozzi, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. Automatic detection of surface EMG activation timing using a wavelet transform based method.. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 20(4): 767-772, 2010
[J33] M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, M. Carli, A. Neri, T. D'Alessio. Markerless Human Motion Analysis in Gauss-Laguerre Transform Domain: An Application to Sit-To-Stand in Young and Elderly People. Information Technology in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on, 13:2: 207-216, 2009
[J34] D. Torricelli, M. Goffredo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. An adaptive blink detector to initialize and update a view-based remote eye gaze tracking system in a natural scenario . Pattern Recognition Letters, 30: 1144-1150, 2009
[J35] M. Manto, G. Grimaldi, T. Lorivel, D. Farina, L. Popovic, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, J.M. Belda-Lois, J.L. Pons, E. Rocon. Bioinformatic Approaches Used in Modelling Human Tremor. Current Bioinformatics, 4(2): 154-172, 2009
[J36] S. Conforto, I. Bernabucci, G. Severini, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Biologically inspired modelling for the control of upper limb movements: from concept studies to future applications. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 3: 3, 2009
[J37] D. Torricelli, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. A Neural-Based Remote Eye Gaze Tracker under Natural Head Motion. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 92(1): 66-78, 2008
[J38] M. Goffredo, I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. A neural tracking and motor control approach to improve rehabilitation of upper limb movements. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 5: 5, 2008
[J39] R. Muscillo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Minimizing the Set Up for ADL Monitoring through DTW Hierarchical Classification on Accelerometer Data. WSEAS Transactions on biology and biomedicine, 3(5): 47-53, 2008
[J40] I. Bernabucci, S. Conforto, M. Capozza, N. Accornero, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. A biologically inspired neural network controller for ballistic arm movements. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 4: 2, 2007
[J41] S. Conforto, M. Schmid, A. Neri, T. D'Alessio. A neural approach to extract foreground information from human movement images. Computer Methods and programs in Biomedicine., 82(1): 73-80, 2006
[J42] P. Caselli, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, N. Accornero, T. D'Alessio. Difference in sensorimotor adaptation to horizontal and vertical mirror distortions during ballistic arm movements. Human Movement Science, 25(3): 310-325, 2006
[J43] M. Schmid, S. Conforto, L. Lopez, T. D'Alessio. Cognitive Load affects Postural Control in Children. Experimental Brain Research, 179(3): 375-385, 2006
[J44] D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, C. Gallozzi, T. D'Alessio. Combining electrical and mechanical data to evaluate muscular activities during cycling. WSEAS Transactions on Biology and Biomedicine, 3: 339-346, 2006
[J45] M. Schmid, S. Conforto, L. Lopez, P. Renzi, T. D'Alessio. The development of postural strategies in children: a factorial design study. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 2: 29, 2005
[J46] M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. A Markerless sub-pixel motion estimation technique to reconstruct kinematics and estimate the centre of mass in posturography. Medical Engineering and Physics, 28(7): 719-726, 2005
[J47] M. Schmid, S. Conforto, D. Bibbo, T. D'Alessio. Respiration and postural sway: detection of phase synchronizations and interactions. Human Movement Science, 23: 105-119, 2004
[J48] M. Schmid, S. Conforto, V. Camomilla, A. Cappozzo, T. D'Alessio. The sensitivity of posturographic parameters to acquisition settings. Medical Engineering and Physics, 24(9): 623-631, 2002
[J49] T. D'Alessio, S. Conforto. Extraction of the envelope from surface EMG signals: an adaptive procedure for dynamic protocols. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 6: 55-61, 2001
[J50] S. Conforto, M. Schmid, V. Camomilla, T. D'Alessio, A. Cappozzo. Hemodynamics as a possible internal mechanical disturbance to balance. Gait and Posture, 14(1): 28-35, 2001
[J51] O. Chiavola, S. Conforto. Exhaust pressure signal for automotive engine diagnosis. Journal of Engines, Transactions of the SAE, 110: 2023-2030, 2001
[J52] W.G. Sannita, S.Conforto, L. Lopez, L. Narici. Synchronized ~15.0-35.0 Hz oscillatory response to spatially modulated visual patterns in man. Neuroscience, 89(3): 619-623, 1999
[J53] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, S. Pignatelli. Optimal rejection of movement artefacts from myoelectric signals by means of a wavelet filtering procedure. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 9(1): 47-57, 1999
[J54] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. Spectral analysis for non-stationary signals from mechanical measurements: a parametric approach. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 13(3): 395-411, 1999
[J55] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. Optimal estimation of Power Spectral Density by means of a Time-varying Autoregressive approach. Signal Processing, 72-1: 1-14, 1999
[J56] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. Real time monitoring of muscular fatigue from dynamic surface myoelectric signals using a complex covariance approach. Medical Engineering and Physics, 21: 225-234, 1999
[J57] M. Casolino, M.P. De Pascale, A. Morselli, L. Narici, P. Picozza, V. Prigiobbe, R. Sparvoli, O. Adriani, P. Spillantini, G. Castellini, S. Bartalucci, C. Catena, D. Conti, M. Ricci, E. Righi, B. Spataro, G. Trenta, M. Durante, G. Gialanella, G. Grossi, M. Pugliese, G. Barbiellini, M. Boezio, A. Vacchi, N. Zampa, W.G. Sannita, L. Lopez, M. Peresson, S. Conforto, A.P. Burlina, C. Tanzarella, G. Alberici, L. Casoli, S. Cerdonio, A. Lenti, A. Galper, Yu. Ozerov, A. Popov, V. Zemskov, V. Zverev, A. Alexandrov, S. Avdeev, V. Shalbelnikov. Light flash observation in space: Experiment ELFO. Nuovo Cimento, 19D-10: 1601-1623, 1997
[J58] S. Comani, S. Conforto, D. Di Nuzzo, M. Basile, S. Di Luzio, S.N. Erné and G.L. Romani. Non invasive detection of gastric myoelectrical activity: comparison between results of magnetogastrography and electrogastrography in normal subjects. Physica Medica, 12(1): 25-32, 1996
[J59] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, E. Zanette, G. Mancini. High-quality compression of echographic images by neural networks and vector quantization. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 33: 695-698, 1995
[J60] S. Conforto, S.Comani, M.Basile, S.Di Luzio, D.Di Nuzzo, S.N. Erné, W.N.Falasca, G.L. Romani. Gastromagnetism: data acqusition and processing to identify major features of gastric activity. Physica Medica, 10(4): 159, 1994
[J61] S. Conforto, S.Comani, J.Edrich and S.N. Erné. Automatic detection of Migrating Motor Complexes using Neural Networks on magnetic recordings of gastric activity. BioMedizinische Technik, 39: 127-128, 1994
[J62] S. Comani, S.Conforto, M.Basile, D.Di Nuzzo and S.N. Erné. Gastromagnetism: Non invasive detection of Migrating Motor Complexes. BioMedizinische Technik, 39: 125-126, 1994
Publications on International Books
[B1] S. Conforto, M. Schmid, G. Gallo, T. D'Alessio, N. Accornero, M. Capozza. A neural-based model for the control of the arm during planar ballistic movements. Mechanics and Sport, CISM Courses no. 473, P.B. Pascolo: 59-65 Springer Wien, New York, 2004
[B2] S. Conforto, M. Schmid, P. Zaccagna, G. Vannozzi, T. D'Alessio. MA-MYO: A Software proposal for EMG signal processing and standardization in movement analysis. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering - 4, J. Middleton, M. L. Jones, N.G. Shrive e G. N. Pande editors: Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 2003
[B3] L. Lopez, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, A. Conte, P. Renzi. Postural control in children. From Basic Motor Control to Functional Recovery - III, N. Gantchev: 118-126 Academic Publ. House Prof. M. Drinov, Sofia, 2003
[B4] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. An integrated tool for EMG signal processing in movement analysis. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering - 3 , J. Middleton, M. L. Jones, N.G. Shrive, G. N. Pande: 251-253 Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 2001
[B5] P. Morasso, T. D'Alessio, L. Baratto, S. Conforto, C. Re, M. Schmid, G. Spada. Analysis of postural control strategies in Parkinson's disease. From Basic Motor Control to Functional Recovery - II, N. Gantchev: 369-376 Academic Publ. House Prof. M. Drinov, Sofia, 2001
[B6] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. Optimal rejection of artifacts in the processing of surface EMG signals for movement analysis. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 2: 799-805 Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 1999
[B7] A. Loizzo, W.G. Sannita, L. Lopez, S. Conforto, L. Narici. A pharmacological approach to oscillatory potentials in mice. Recent Advances in Human Neurophysiology, Elsevier Science and Technology Books: 363-368, 1998
Contributions appeared on Proceedings of International Conferences
[C1] M.H. Soomro, G. Giunta, A. Laghi, D. Caruso, M. Ciolina, C. De Marchis, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. Haralick's texture analysis applied to colorectal T2-weighted MRI: a preliminary study of significance for cancer evolution. 13th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BioMed), Innsbruck, Austria: February 20-21, 2017
[C2] C. D’Anna, D. Bibbo, M. Bertollo, S. di Fronso, S. Comani, M. R. De Blasiis, V. Veraldi, M. Goffredo, S. Conforto. State of Alertness During Simulated Driving Tasks. XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016, 57: 907-9012, 2016
[C3] A. Scorza, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, D. Bibbo, S.A. Sciuto. A preliminary comparison of two different methods for objective uniformity evaluation in diagnostic ultrasound Imaging. XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Paphos, Cyprus: March 31 - April 2, 2016
[C4] D. Bibbo, M. Schmid, A. Scorza, S. A. Sciuto, S. Conforto. A novel approach to improve the technical maintenance of biomedical equipment. XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Paphos, Cyprus: March 31 - April 2, 2016
[C5] M. Mancini, G. Giulietti, B. Spanò, M. Bozzali, M. Cercignani, S. Conforto. Estimating multimodal brain connectivity in multiple sclerosis: An exploratory factor analysis. IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Orlando, USA: August 16-20, 2016
[C6] M. Mancini, M.A. de Reus, L. Serra, M. Bozzali, M.P. van den Heuvel, M. Cercignani, S. Conforto. Network attack simulations in Alzheimer's disease: The link between network tolerance and neurodegeneration. IEEE 13th International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Prague, Czech Republic: April 13-16, 2016
[C7] M. Mancini, M.A. de Reus, L. Serra, M. Bozzali, M.P. van den Heuvel, M. Cercignani, S. Conforto. Neurodegeneration simulation in the connectome: a heuristic approach to unfold the key white matter pathways in Alzheimer’s disease. ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Singapore: May 7-13, 2016
[C8] M. Mancini, C. Mastropasqua, G. Koch, M. Cercignani, M. Bozzali, S. Conforto. Precuneus stimulation using cTBS modulates the temporal pole: a graph-theoretical analysis. 22nd Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Geneva, Switzerland: June 26-30, 2016
[C9] A. Proto, B. Fida, I. Bernabucci, K. Vlach, V. Kasik, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, M. Penhaker, M. Schmid. Wearable PVDF Transducer for Biomechanical Energy Harvesting and Gait Cycle Detection. IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia): December 4-8, 2016
[C10] C. Caramia, I. Bernabucci, S. Conforto, C. De Marchis, A. Proto, M. Schmid. Spatio-temporal gait parameters as estimated from wearable sensors placed at different waist levels. IEEE Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES), Kuala Lumpur (Malysia): December 4-8, 2016
[C11] S. Adabi, S. Conforto, A. Clayton, A.G. Podoleanu, A. Hojjat, M.R.N. Avanaki. An intelligent speckle reduction algorithm for optical coherence tomography images. 4th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, PHOTOPTICS , Rome, Italy: February 27 - 29, 2016
[C12] G.M. Lozito, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, F. Riganti Fulginei, D. Bibbo . A neural network embedded system for real-time estimation of muscle forces. ICCS 2015 International Conference On Computational Science, Reykjavik, Iceland: June 1-3, 2015
[C13] M. Mancini, E. Mattei, F. Censi, G. Calcagnini, M. Bozzali, S. Conforto. Functional connectivity during autonomic stimulation estimated using spectral coherence of fMRI signals. 7th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), Montpellier, France: April 22-24, 2015
[C14] M. Mancini, C. Mastropasqua, M. Bozzali, G. Calcagnini, S. Conforto. Test-retest reliability of spectral coherence-based graph metrics in fMRI networks. Organization for Human Brain Mapping 2015, Honolulu, USA: June 15-18, 2015
[C15] M. Mancini, M.C. Pellicciari, D. Brignani, P. Mauri, C. De Marchis, C. Miniussi, S. Conforto. Automatic artifact suppression in simultaneous tDCS-EEG using adaptive filtering. Proceedings of the 37th IEEE-EMBS Conference, Milan, Italy: August 25 - 29, 2015
[C16] C. De Marchis, E. Ambrosini, M. Schmid, M. Monticone, A. Pedrocchi, G. Ferrigno, T' D'Alessio, S. Conforto. Neuro-mechanics of muscle coordination during recumbent pedaling in post-acute stroke patients. Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy: August 25-29, 2015
[C17] C. D'Anna, S. Gazzellini, M. Petrarca, G. Vasco, E. Castelli, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Time to boundary function to assess upright stance in blind children. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Internatinal Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy: Augist 25-29, 2015
[C18] S. Comani, L. Schinaia, G. Tamburro, L. Velluto, S. Sorbi, S. Conforto, B. Guarnieri. Assessing neuro-motor recovery in a stroke survivor with high-resolution EEG, robotics and Virtual Reality. Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy: August 25-29, 2015
[C19] A. Scorza, S. Conforto, G. Lupi, S.A. Sciuto. A texture analysis approach for objective uniformity evaluation in diagnostic ultrasound imaging: A preliminary study. Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy: August 25-29, 2015
[C20] C. D'Anna, M. Schmid, A. Scorza, M. Goffredo, S.A. Sciuto, S. Conforto. Can a Visual Biofeedback system based on predictive information improve postural performance?. Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy: August 25-29, 2015
[C21] B. Fida, D. Bibbo, I. Bernabucci, A. Proto, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. Real time event-based segmentation to classify locomotion activities through a single inertial sensor. 5th EAI International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare, London, UK: October 14-16, 2015
[C22] C. De Marchis, M. Schmid, I. Bernabucci, S. Conforto. Merging a library of basic motor modules as a general model for lower limbs muscle coordination. XX ISEK Congress, Rome, Italy: 15-18 July, 2014
[C23] C. De Marchis, E. Ambrosini, S. Ferrante, M. Schmid, M. Monticone, A. Pedrocchi, S. Conforto. Motor modules in assisted-pedaling: preliminary results on healthy subjects. XX ISEK Congress, Rome, Italy: 15-18 July, 2014
[C24] B. Fida, I. Bernabucci, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, A. Proto, M. Schmid. The effect of window length on the classification of dynamic activities through a single accelerometer. The 11th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BioMed 2014), Zurich, Switzerland: June 23-25, 2014
[C25] C. D'Anna, D. Bibbo, C. De Marchis, M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Comparing different visual biofeedbacks in static posturography. IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), Valencia, Spain: June 1-4, 2014
[C26] A. Proto, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. A new microcontroller-based system to optimize the digital conversion of signals originating from load cells built-in into pedals. BioCAS 2014, IEEE Conference on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland: October 22-24, 2014
[C27] C. D'Anna, F. Patané, M. Schmid, P. Cappa, E. Castelli, S. Gazzellini, S. Conforto, M. Petrarca. The time-to-boundary function to assess upright stance in in static and dynamic conditions. First Clinical Movement Analysis World Conference, Rome, Italy: August 29 - Sptember 4, 2014
[C28] C. De Marchis, F. Patanè, M. Petrarca, S. Carniel, N. Schmid, S. Conforto, E. Castelli, P. Cappa, T. D'Alessio. Neuro-mechanical assessment of postural responses on a 3-D robotic perturbed platform in children with hemiplegia. SIAMOC-ESMAC 2014, Rome: October 2014, 2014
[C29] B. D'Elia, B. Fida, I. Bernabucci, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, M. Schmid. The influence of haptic feedback on hand movement regularity in elderly adults. ECCE '13 Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, Toulouse, france: August 25-28, 2013
[C30] S. Conforto, A. Laudani, F. Oliva, F. Riganti Fulginei, M. Schmid. Classification of ECG patterns for diagnostic purposes by means of neural networks and support vector machines. TSP 2013 - 36th international conference on telecommunications and signal processing, Rome, Italy: July 2-4, 2013
[C31] C. De Marchis, F. Patanè, M. Petrarca, S. Carniel, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, E. Castelli, P. Cappa, T. D'Alessio. EMG and Kinematics Assessment of Postural Responses during Balance Perturbation on a 3D Robotic Platform: Preliminary Results in Children with Hemiplegia. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, Sevilla, Spain: September 25-28, 2013
[C32] S. Conforto, A.M. Castronovo, C. De Marchis, M. Schmid, M. Bertollo, C. Robazza, S. Comani, T. D'Alessio. The Fatigue Vector: A New Bi-dimensional Parameter for Muscular Fatigue Analysis. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, Sevilla, Spain: September 25-28, 2013
[C33] S. Comani, S. Di Fronso, E. Filho, A. M. Castronovo, M. Schmid, L. Bortoli, S. Conforto, C. Robazza, M. Bertollo. Attentional Focus and Functional Connectivity in Cycling: An EEG Case Study. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, Sevilla, Spain: September 25-28, 2013
[C34] S. Comani, L. Bortoli, S. Di Fronso, E. Fiho, C. De Marchis, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, C. Robazza, M. Bertollo. ERD/ERS Patterns of Shooting Performance within the Multi-Action Plan Model. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, Sevilla, Spain: September 25-28, 2013
[C35] S. Conforto, I. Bernabucci, N. Accornero, M. Bertollo, C. Robazza, S. Comani, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. A Neural Minimum Input Model to Reconstruct the Electrical Cortical Activity. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, Sevilla, Spain: September 25-28, 2013
[C36] C. D'Anna, D. Bibbo, M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Efficacy of TtB-Based Visual Biofeedback in Upright Stance Trials. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, Sevilla, Spain: September 25-28, 2013
[C37] M. Schmid, I. Bernabucci, S. Comani, S. Conforto, B. D'Elia, B. Fida, T. D'Alessio. Haptic Feedback Affects Movement Regularity of Upper Extremity Movements in Elderly Adults. XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, Sevilla, Spain: September 25-28, 2013
[C38] D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, I. Bernabucci, M. Carli, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Analysis of different image-based biofeedback models for improving cycling performances . Proceedings of SPIE, 8295A: , 2012
[C39] C. De Marchis, S. Conforto, G. Severini, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Detecting and characterizing tremor from the surface EMG signal. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing, China: May 26-31, 2012
[C40] A.M. Castronovo, C. De Marchis, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Neuromuscular Adaptations during Submaximal Prolonged Cycling. Proceedings of the 34th IEEE-EMBS Conference, San Diego: 28 Aug - 1 Sep, 2012
[C41] C. De Marchis, A.M. Castronovo, D. Bibbo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Muscle Synergies are Consistent when Pedaling under Different Biomechanical Demands. Proceedings of the 34th IEEE-EMBS Conference, San Diego: 28 Aug - 1 Sep, 2012
[C42] M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. 3D Reaching in Visual Augmented Reality using Kinect™: the Perception of Virtual Target. Proc. International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation ICNR2012, vol. 2: 711-715, 2012
[C43] C. De Marchis, S. Conforto, G. Severini, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Detection of Tremor Bursts from the sEMG Signal: an Optimization Procedure for Different Detection Methods. Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE-EMBS Conference, Boston: 31 Aug - 3 Sep, 2011
[C44] G. Severini, S. Conforto, C. De Marchis, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. A SNR-Independent Formulation of a Double Threshold Algorithm for the Estimation of Muscle Activation Intervals. Proceedings of the 33rd IEEE-EMBS Congress, Boston: 31 Aug - 3 Sep, 2011
[C45] M. Goffredo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Strength-Duration Properties of the Upper Limb under Surface Electrical Stimulation for Rehabilitation. Proc. 7th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering BioMed, Innsbruck, Austria: 303-307, 2010
[C46] G. Severini, S. Conforto, M, Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Development of a real-time algorithm for ERD/ERS detection for the discrimination between voluntary and un-voluntary activity. TOBI, Graz: 2-4 February, 2010
[C47] C. De Marchis, I. Bernabucci, G. Severini, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Wrist tremor reduction through a novel neural model. Proceedings of the XVIII ISEK Congress, Aalborg, Denmark: June 16-19, 2010
[C48] M. Goffredo, S. Tricarico, L. Schinaia, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. Active model of nerves in the upper limb under surface electrical stimulation. Proceedings of the XVIII ISEK Congress, Aalborg, Denmark: June 16-19, 2010
[C49] J.A. Gallego, E. Rocon, A.R. Victoria, J. Ibáñez, L. Barrios, D. Farina, F. Negro, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, G. Severini, G. Grimaldi, M. Manto, J.L. Pons. Brain neural computer interface for tremor identification, characterization and tracking. Proceedings of the XVIII ISEK Congress, Aalborg, Denmark: June 16-19, 2010
[C50] J. Belda-Lois, M. Castronovo, S. Conforto, J. Laparra-Hernández, I. Bermejo. On the identification of a model for control of FES tremor suppression. Proceedings of the XVIII ISEK Congress, Aalborg, Denmark: June 16-19, 2010
[C51] G.Severini, S.Conforto, M.Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Movement Intent as Predicted by Time-Varying Cortico-Muscular Coherence Estimated through MAR Models. ICRA Workshop on Wearable Robots, Kobe, Japan: May 12-17, 2009
[C52] M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, L. Lopez, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. Markerless Sit to Stand analysis to predict SPPB scores in elderly people. International Conference ISPGR 2009, Bologna: 21-25 June, 2009
[C53] M. Gneo, R. Muscillo, M. Goffredo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Real-time adaptive neural predictors for upper limb gestures blind recognition. 11th International Congress of the IUPESM - Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering World Congress 2009, Munich, Germany: September 7-12, 2009
[C54] S. Conforto. The role of the sEMG signal processing in the field of the Human Movement Analysis. 11th International Congress of the IUPESM - Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Munich, Germany: september 7-12, 2009
[C55] M. Goffredo, R. Muscillo, M. Gneo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. Estimation of Physical Performance for Elderly People via Markerless Sit to Stand Analysis. 11th International Congress of the IUPESM - Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Munich, Germany: September 7-12, 2009
[C56] G. Severini, S. Conforto, I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Tremor control during movement of the upper limb using artificial neural networks and Functional Electrical Stimulation. EMBEC '08, Antwerp, Belgium: November 23-27, 2008
[C57] D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. A wireless integrated system to evaluate efficiency indexes in real time during cycling. EMBEC '08, Antwerp, Belgium: November 23-27, 2008
[C58] S. Conforto, S.A. Sciuto, D. Bibbo, A. Scorza. Calibration of a measurement system for the evaluation of effectiveness index in bicycle training. EMBEC '08, Antwerp, Belgium: November 23-27, 2008
[C59] S. Conforto, D. Bibbo, T. D'Alessio. A Maximum Likelihood Approach for the detection of muscular activation timing. ISEK XVII congress, Niagara Falls, Canada: June 18-21, 2008
[C60] S. Conforto, D. Bibbo, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Assessment of muscular status from surface electromyography during dynamic protocols. ISEK XVII congress, Niagara Falls, Canada: June 18-21, 2008
[C61] I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, D. Torricelli, T. D'Alessio. A bio-inspired inverse dynamics model to control a hybrid wearable system combining robotherapy and FES. IEEE ICRA Workshop on Wearable Robots, Pasadena, California - USA: May 19-23, 2008
[C62] F. Censi, S. Conforto, D. Bibbo. Heart rate variability analysis during bicycle ergometer exercise. 9th International Conference BIOSIGNAL, Brno, Czech Republic: June 29 - July 1, 2008
[C63] R. Muscillo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. The median point DTW template to classify upper limb gestures performed at different speeds. MBEC '08, Antwerp, Belgium: November 23-27, 2008
[C64] R. Muscillo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. A hierarchical classifier to monitor ADL through dynamic programming on dual-axis accelerometer data. Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on REMOTE SENSING (REMOTE '07), Venice, Italy: 63-67, 2007
[C65] R. Muscillo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, P. Caselli, T. D'Alessio. Classification of Motor Activities through Derivative Dynamic Time Warping applied on Accelerometer Data. Proceedings of the 29th IEEE-EMBS Conference, Lyon, France: August 23-26, 2007
[C66] M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Stability limits in the assessment of postural control through the Time-to-Boundary function. Proceedings of the 29th IEEE-EMBS Conference, Lyon, France: August 23-26, 2007
[C67] I. Bernabucci, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. A bio-inspired controller of an upper arm model in a perturbed environment. III International Conference ISSNIP, Melbourne, Australia: December, 3-7, 2007
[C68] M. Goffredo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Human silhouette tracking by a neural approach: neural snakes. XVI International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology ISEK Congress, Torino, Italy: June 29 -July 1, 2006
[C69] M. Goffredo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, A. Neri, T. D'Alessio. Markerless evaluation of sit-to-stand strategy in Gauss-Laguerre domain. XVI International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology ISEK Congress, Torino, Italy: June 29 -July 1, 2006, 2006
[C70] M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. A Neural approach to the tracking of human body silhouette. ICSIP - IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing, Hubli, Karnataka - India: december 7-9, 2006
[C71] M. Goffredo, I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. TwinN-FES: Tracking with Neural Network to assist and restore upper arm movements through smart Functional Electrical Stimulation in hemiplegia. Proc. 2nd ICINCO International Workshop on Biosignal Processing and Classification, Setubal, Portugal: , 2006
[C72] J. Florestal, M. Bura, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, P.A. Mathieu, and T. D'Alessio. Triggerless determination of ballistocardiographic waveforms. XVI International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology ISEK Congress, Torino, Italy: June 29 -July 1, 2006, 2006
[C73] J. Florestal, M. Bura, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, P.A. Mathieu, T. D'Alessio. Triggerless determination of ballistocardiographic waveforms. XXIX Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference, Vancouver, Canada: June 1-3, 2006
[C74] I. Bernabucci, A. Speranza, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, and T. D'Alessio. Neural controller for ballistic movement of the upper arm. XVI International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology ISEK Congress, Torino, Italy: June 1-3, 2006
[C75] D. Torricelli, M. Goffredo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. A novel neural eye gaze tracker. ICINCO II International Workshop on Biosignal Processing and Classification, Setúbal, Portugal: August 1-5, 2006
[C76] D. Torricelli, M. Goffredo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. A Gaze-detection system based on a novel neural approach. XVI International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology ISEK Congress, Torino, Italy: June 1-3, 2006
[C77] D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, C. Gallozzi, T. D'Alessio. How do muscles contribute to cycling?. 7th WSEAS International Conference on AUTOMATION & INFORMATION, Cavtat, Croatia: June 13-15, 2006
[C78] D. Bibbo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. A wireless instrumented pedal to measure force during cycling. XVI International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology ISEK Congress, Torino, Italy: June 1-3, 2006
[C79] S. Conforto, P. Mathieu, M. Schmid, D. Bibbo, J.R. Florestal, T. D'Alessio. How much can we trust the electromechanical delay estimated by using electromyography?. Proceedings of the 28th International Conference of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, NYC, US: Aug 30 - Sep 3, 2006
[C80] S. Conforto, D. Bibbo, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Muscular Fatigue from Electromyographic Recordings: Real-Time Monitoring during Exercise Training. 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference IFMBE Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic: November 20-25, 2005
[C81] P. Caselli, E. Piferi, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto. Elaboration of a minimum number of accelerometric signals for activity monitoring. 6th SIAMOC congress, Tirrenia (PI), Italy: October 26-29, 2005
[C82] M. Schmid, S. Conforto, M. Rosso, L. Lopez, T. D'Alessio. Monitoring the maturation/development of postural strategies in children. European Academy of Childhood Disability and Satellite Symposia, Monaco, Monaco: November 19-22, 2005
[C83] M. Schmid, S. Conforto, L. Lopez, T. D'Alessio. The Effect of a Concurrent Cognitive Task on Postural Control in Children. 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference IFMBE Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic: November 20-25, 2005
[C84] M. Schmid, S. Conforto, G. Calcagnini, D. Bibbo, T. D'Alessio. Dynamometry as a Mean to Non-invasively Estimate Cardiac Output. 3rd European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference IFMBE Proceedings, Prague, Czech Republic: November 20-25, 2005
[C85] M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, M. Carli, A. Neri, T. D'Alessio. Coarse-to-fine markerless gait analysis based on PCA and Gauss-Laguerre decomposition. Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging, 5747: 1076 , 2005
[C86] M. Goffredo, M. Carli, S. Conforto, D. Bibbo, A. Neri, T. D'Alessio. Evaluation of skin and muscular deformations in a non-rigid motion analysis. Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging, 5746: 535, 2005
[C87] M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, M. Carli, T. D'Alessio. Posture kinematics reconstruction and body model creation. Proc. SPIE Electronic Imaging, 5298: 136 , 2004
[C88] I. Bernabucci, T.D'Alessio, S.Conforto, M.Schmid . Controlling planar ballistic movements by means of neural system. X Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing IFMBE Proceedings, MEDICON 2004, Ischia (NA), Italy: July 31 - August 5, 2004
[C89] D. Bibbo, M. Goffredo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Experimental setup for evaluating the accuracy of markerless human motion estimation techniques. Proc. IMEKO-IEEE-SICE 2004, Genova, Italy: June 14-16, 2004
[C90] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, A. Neri, M. Schmid, A. Montesi. Foreground extraction from human movement images by a neural approach. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Sydney, Australia: August 24-29, 2003
[C91] M. Schmid, S. Conforto, L. Lopez, T. D'Alessio, A.Conte, P.Renzi. Effect of cognitive load on postural control in children. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Sydney, Australia: August 24-29, 2003
[C92] M. Schmid, S. Conforto, G. Giunta, T. D'Alessio. A Subpixel Algorithm for the Reconstruction of Kinematics from Video Sequences in Orthostatic Postural Tests. XXVI IEEE EMBS Conference Proceedings, Cancun, Mexico: September 17-21, 2003
[C93] M. Schmid, S. Conforto, G. Giunta, T. D'Alessio. Reconstructing Posture Kinematics by a Marker-free Subpixel Algorithm. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Sydney, Australia: August 24-29, 2003
[C94] M. Knaflitz, S. Conforto, F. Molinari, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Quantification of Muscle Postural Activity. XIV International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology ISEK Congress Proceedings, Vienna, Austria: June 22-25, 2002
[C95] S.A. Sciuto, S. Conforto. An experimental analysis of noise generating structures in turbulent jet. IMAC XIX Conference on Structural Dynamics Proceedings, Portland, Oregon - USA: 607-614, 2001
[C96] M. Schmid, V. Camomilla, L. Lopez, S. Conforto. Posturographic analysis: integration of force plate signals and surface electromyography. IX Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing Proceedings, MEDICON 2001, Pula, Croatia: 662-665, 2001
[C97] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, R. Camussi, A. Ragni, G. Vannozzi. Detection of noise emission source in a low speed wind tunnel . VII International Congress on Sound and Vibration ICSV Prceedings, Garmish, Austria: 3527-3534, 2000
[C98] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, G. Vannozzi. Detection of discontinuities in vibration signals from mechanical systems. IX International Congress on Experimental Mechanics SEM Prceedings, Orlando, Florida - USA: 179-182, 2000
[C99] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. Adaptive Amplitude Estimation of Myoelectric Surface Signals recorded during Dynamic Protocols. IEEE EMBS Conference Proceedings, Chicago, Illinois - USA: 1586-1589, 2000
[C100] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, S. Pignatelli. Efficient algorithm for fatigue monitoring from dynamic surface myoelectric signals using a complex covariance approach. XII International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology ISEK Congress Proceedings, Montreal, Canada: 208-209, 1998
[C101] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, S. Pignatelli. Removal of powerline noise from biomedical signals using a wavelet approach. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Nice, France: 55, 1997
[C102] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, S. Pignatelli. Adaptive wavelet filtering for artifacts rejection from surface myoelectric signals recorded during gait. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Nice, France: 563, 1997
[C103] S. Conforto, S. Della Penna and S.N. Erné. Tissue segmentation of MRI of the head by means of a Kohonen Map. XVIII IEEE-EMBS Conference Proceedings, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: October 30- November 3, 1996
[C104] L. Lopez, L. Narici, S. Conforto, G.L. Romani, W.G. Sannita. Oscillatory retinal and cortical responses to luminance stimulation: eccentricity function and effect of acute scopolamine. Proceedings Biomag96, Santa Fe, New Mexico -USA: 365, 1996
[C105] K. Martin , S.N. Erné, C. Law, S. Conforto , J. Mallick, B. Tatar. Multiple modality biomagnetic analysis system. Proceedings Biomag96, Santa Fe, New Mexico - USA: 365, 1996
[C106] E.M. Zanette, S. Conforto, C. Roberti, M. Salustri, G. Mancini, T. D'Alessio. Compression of images of carotid atherosclerotic lesions through neural networks and vector quantization. V Meeting of the Neurosonology Research Group Proceedings, Toronto, Canada: PA20, 1993
Short and Extended Abstracts appeared on International Journals
[EA1] S. Gazzellini, C. D'Anna, S. Conforto, G. Vasco, E. Castelli, M. Petrarca. Do children with congenital blindness have balance deficits? Evidence from a posturography study with traditional and new parameters. Gait & Posture, 42(S1): S49, 2015
[EA2] G. Severini, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. An ERD/Gyroscope-based Method for the Detection of Motor Intention in Tremor-Affected Patients. International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism, 13(1): 42-43, 2011
[EA3] M. Gneo, G. Severini, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Towards a Brain-Activated and Eye-Controlled Wheelchair. International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism, 13(1): 44-45, 2011
[EA4] M. Goffredo, S. Tricarico, S. Conforto, F. Bilotti, M. Schmid, L. Vegni, T. D'Alessio. Multimodal BCI-driven FES: a model for in-silico tests on array electrodes. International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism, 13(1): 16-17, 2011
[EA5] M. Schmid, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. A reverse engineering schema to monitor 3-D control of upper limbs while playing the Wii. Gait & Posture Supplement for SIAMOC Congress, 30(S1): 69-70, 2009
[EA6] S. Conforto, C. De Marchis, G. Severini, T. D'Alessio. Tremor detection and tracking through sEMG analysis . Gait and Posture supplement for SIAMOC congress , 30: 56-57, 2009
[EA7] P. Caselli, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, N. Accornero, T. D'Alessio. Adaption to different visual distortions in ballistic movements. Gait and Posture, 20: S131, 2004
[EA8] M. Schmid, S. Conforto, U. Cantelli, T. D'Alessio. On the heart action on balance in quiet stance. Gait and Posture, 16 (S1): S226, 2002
[EA9] C. Giacomozzi, V. Macellari, F. Benvenuti, L. Chiari, S. Conforto, U. Della Croce, S. Fioretti, P. Morasso, A. Tonini. Towards the standardisation of clinical protocols in posturography. Gait and Posture, 16 (S1): S222, 2002
[EA10] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, V. Camomilla, A. Cappozzo. Time frequency analysis of posturographic signals. Gait and Posture, 13(2): 129-130, 2001
[EA11] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, M. Schmid, A. Cappozzo. Heart effects on postural sway. Gait and Posture, 13(2): 128-129, 2001
[EA12] M. Schmid, S. Conforto, V. Camomilla, A. Cappozzo, T. D'Alessio. The effect of filtering on global posturographic parameters. Gait and Posture, 14(2): 136-137, 2001
[EA13] W.G. Sannita, S. Conforto, L. Lopez, L. Narici. Cortical synchronization, narrow-band oscillatory responses to luminance stimuli and ACh modulation. Brain Topography, 10(1): 84-85, 1997
[EA14] L. Narici, S. Conforto, L. Lopez, W.G.Sannita. Narrow-band (ca. 100-110 Hz) oscillatory responses to luminance stimulation and muscarinic modulation of stimulus-related synchronization in men. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 103(1): 145-146, 1997
[EA15] L. Lopez, S. Conforto, L. Narici, W. G. Sannita. Cortical synchronization and narrow-band oscillatory (ca. 18-45 Hz) responses to foveal pattern-reversal stimulation in man. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 103(1): 145, 1997
[EA16] S. Della Penna, S. Conforto, S. Link and S.N. Erné. Modeling the head by means of a new marching algorithm. NeuroImage, 3(3): S153, 1996
[EA17] S. Conforto, S. Della Penna and S.N. Erné. A Kohonen map for tissue segmentation of MRI of the head. NeuroImage, 3(3): S151 , 1996
Patents
[P1] D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Sistema di valutazione dell'efficienza di pedalata di un ciclista. Italian National Patent, I: TO2007A000955, 2007
Contributions on Proceedings of National Congresses
[PN1] C. D'Anna, D. Bibbo, M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Describing the effect of different visual biofeedback presentations on postural strategies in quiet stance: a case study. Quinto Congresso del Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria GNB2016, Naples: June, 20-22, 2016
[PN2] M. Goffredo, C. Di Nardi, S. Giannantonio, A. Scorpecci, A. Ingrosso, P. Malerba, S. Conforto, P. Marsella. A DTW-based method for detecting electrically evoked auditory brainstem responses. Quinto Congresso del Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria GNB2016, Naples: June 20-22, 2016
[PN3] T. Varrecchia, A. Ranavolo, A. Marchesi, M. Rinaldi, M. Serrao, M. Cesarelli, S. Conforto, S. Del Ferraro, V. Molinaro, A. Silvetti, G. Rotriquenz, F. Draicchio. A sEMG-based approach for biomechanical risk assessment derived from the NIOSH equation . Quinto Congresso del Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria, Naples: June 20-22, 2016
[PN4] M.H. Soomro, C. de Marchis, S. Conforto, G. Giunta. NNSVD-based method to extract muscle synergies. Quinto Congresso del Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria, Naples: June 20-22, 2016
[PN5] C. Caramia, M. Schmid, I. Bernabucci, C. De Marchis, S. Conforto. Estrazione dei parametri del cammino in prove di cammino in coppia. XVII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica, Milan, Italy: October 5 - 8, 2016
[PN6] C. De Marchis, I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid, A.M. Castronovo, S. Conforto. Merging a library of basic motor modules accounts for the muscle coordination of a variety of motor tasks. Proceedings of GNB2014, Pavia, Italy: 22-24 June, 2014
[PN7] C. D'Anna, D. Bibbo, T. D'Alessio, M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. A Predictive Visual Biofeedback to improve balance in upright stance trials. Quarto Congresso Nazionale di Bioingegneria GNB2014, Pavia, Italy: June 25-27, 2014
[PN8] B. Fida, I. Bernabucci, R. Buccioli, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. ART: an Activity Recognition Toolbox based on inertial sensor data. Quarto Congresso Nazionale di Bioingegneria, Pavia, Italy: June 23-25, 2014
[PN9] C. D'Anna, M. Schmid, D. Bibbo, T. D'Alessio, S. Conforto. Effetti del biofeedback visivo sulle strategie di controllo posturale. XI Convegno Nazionale Bioingegneria, Messina: July 5, 2013
[PN10] C. De Marchis, A.M. Castronovo, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto. Stability of muscle synergies across different pedalling strategies in untrained subjects. Proceedings of the Third Conference of the Italian National Bioengineering Group (GNB2012), Rome, Italy : June 27-29, 2012
[PN11] G. Severini, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, C. De Marchis, T. D'Alessio. A Real-Time EEG-EMG multimodal approach for the detection of voluntary activity in patients affected by tremor impairment . GNB , Torino: July, 2010
[PN12] C. De Marchis, S. Conforto, I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. A Biologically Inspired Neural Model for the Active Control of Tremor Movements. Secondo Congresso Nazionale di Bioingegneria, Torino, Italy: July 8-10, 2010
[PN13] M. Goffredo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, S. Tricarico, F. Bilotti, L. Vegni, T. D'Alessio. Modelling arm behaviour under surface electrical stimulation. Secondo Congresso Nazionale di Bioingegneria, Torino, Italy: July 8-10, 2010
[PN14] R. Muscillo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. Estimation of gait parameters from accelerometers in an uncontrolled environment. Secondo Congresso Nazionale di Bioingegneria, Turin, Italy: July, 8-10, 2010
[PN15] I. Bernabucci, M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, C. Palma, T. D'Alessio. A video-based system to estimate multi-segment postural stability and spinal curvature in an ambulatory environment. Secondo Congresso Nazionale di Bioingegneria, Turin, Italy: July, 8-10, 2010
[PN16] M. Gneo, D. Carbone, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, C. Palma, T. D'Alessio. Feasibility of a new Geometry-Free Eye Gaze Tracking using a new Triangular Pattern of Infrared light and Neural Mapping. Secondo Congresso Nazionale di Bioingegneria, Turin, Italy: July, 8-10, 2010
[PN17] D. Bibbo, I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid, T. D’Alessio, S. Conforto. A novel real time system to evaluate pedaling power and efficiency during cycling. Secondo Congresso Nazionale di Bioingegneria, Turin, Italy: July, 8-10, 2010
[PN18] M. Schmid, R. Muscillo, S. Conforto. Classifying among motor activities executed at different speeds: SVM vs. MAP applied on features extracted from accelerometer data. I GNB Workshop on KDD in Bioingegneria, Pavia, Italy: February 20, 2009
[PN19] N. Accornero, A. Colosimo, M. Capozza, I. Bernabucci, F. Pulice, S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. EEG a 256 canali? No grazie!. Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Neurofisiologia Clinica, Rome, Italy: May 18-20, 2006
[PN20] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, V. Camomilla, M. Schmid. Analisi posturografica: integrazione tra segnali registrati da una piattaforma dinamometrica ed elettromiografia di superficie. II Congresso Metrologia and Qualità, Milan, Italy: 545-548, 2001
[PN21] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio. Rilevazione degli intervalli di attivazione muscolare: un nuovo approccio nel dominio wavelet. II Congresso Metrologia and Qualità, Milan, Italy: 560-563, 2001
[PN22] L. Baratto, P. Morasso, M. Knaflitz, G. Balestra, T. D'Alessio, S. Conforto, A. Buizza, G. Magenes. Applicazione clinica della posturografia statica e dinamica: Risultati preliminari di un progetto MURST di rilevante interesse nazionale. XIV Congresso Nazionale SIBOT, Bari, Italy: 37, 2001
[PN23] A. Fadda, T. D'Alessio, S. Conforto. Caratterizzazione dinamica di sensori piezoresistivi per l'analisi dell'andatura. II Congresso Metrologia e Qualità, Milan, Italy: 557-559, 2001
[PN24] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, V. Camomilla, A. Cappozzo. Analisi tempo-frequenza dei segnali posturografici. I Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica (SIAMOC) Ancona, Italy, : 1.10, 2000
[PN25] S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, M. Schmid, A. Cappozzo . Effetti dell'azione cardiaca sulle oscillazioni posturali. I Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Analisi del Movimento in Clinica (SIAMOC) Ancona, Italy, : 1.9, 2000
[PN26] E.M. Zanette, S. Conforto, G. Mancini, M. Salustri, C. Roberti, T. D'Alessio. Metodi di compressione d'immagini ecotomografiche dei vasi epiaortici per il follow-up di pazienti cerebrovascolari. II Convegno nazionale Progetto Finalizzato Invecchiamento, Roma, Italy: 197, 1993