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Simone Ranaldi, PhD

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Simone Ranaldi received the MSc in Biomedical Engineering in 2017 from Roma Tre University, defending the thesis “Modular motor control to assess gait characteristics in lower limb amputees”. Since 2017 he is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, within the PhD program in Applied Electronics at the Roma Tre University. His research interests include signal processing and mathematical models, with applications to motor control and neurorehabilitation. He is a student member of the Italian National Bioengineering Group (GNB) and IEEE-EMBS.

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Matlab Code: Adaptive algorithm for sEMG envelope estimation Download Code .

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Publications on International Journals
[J1] S. Ranaldi, G. Corvini, C. De Marchis, S. Conforto. The influence of the sEMG amplitude estimation technique on the EMG–force relationship. Sensors, 22(1): 3972, 2022
[J2] C .De Marchis, S. Ranaldi, T. Varrecchia, M. Serrao, SF. Castiglia, A. Tatarelli, A. Ranavolo, F. Draicchio, F. Lacquaniti, S. Conforto. Characterizing the gait of people with different types of amputation and prosthetic components through multimodal measurements: a methodological perspective. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3: 804746, 2022
[J3] S. Ranaldi, C. De Marchis, G. Severini, S. Conforto. An objective, information-based approach for selecting the number of muscle synergies to be extracted via non-negative matrix factorization. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 29: 2676-2683, 2021
[J4] C. Caramia, C. D'Anna, S. Ranaldi, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Smartphone-based answering to school subject questions alters gait in young digital natives. Frontiers in Public Health, 8: 187, 2020
[J5] C. De Marchis, S. Ranaldi, M. Serrao, A. Ranavolo, F. Draicchio, F. Lacquaniti, S. Conforto. Modular motor control of the sound limb in gait of people with trans-femoral amputation. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 16: 132, 2019
[J6] M.H.Soomro, S. Conforto, G. Giunta, S. Ranaldi, C. De Marchis. Comparison of Initialization Techniques for the Accurate Extraction of Muscle Synergies from Myoelectric Signals via Nonnegative Matrix Factorization. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 2018: 1-10, 2018
[J7] S. Ranaldi, C. De Marchis, S. Conforto. An automatic, adaptive, information-based algorithm for the Extraction of the sEMG envelope. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 42: 1-9, 2018
Publications on International Books
[B1] S. Ranaldi, C. Castellini A. d’Avella, S. Conforto. Online Continuous Detection of Time-Varying Muscle Synergies. Biosystems and Biorobotics, 28: 797-801, 2022
Contributions appeared on Proceedings of International Conferences
[C1] S. Ranaldi, S. Conforto, C. De Marchis. Estimating Spatial Gait Parameters from the Planar Covariation of Lower Limb Elevation Angles: a Pilot Study. MEMEA 2022 - IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Taormina, Italy: June 22-24, 2022
[C2] S. Ranaldi, C. De Marchis, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Classifying reaching height through muscle synergies in unconstrained scenarios. EMBC 2022 - 44th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, Glasgow, Scotland (UK): July 11-15, 2022
[C3] C. D'Anna, T. Varrecchia, S. Ranaldi, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Myoelectric signs of sustained muscular activity during smartphone texting. 8th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference. EMBEC 2020, Virtual conference: NULL, 2021
[C4] S. Ranaldi, C. De Marchis, M. Serrao, A. Ranavolo, F. Draicchio, F. Lacquaniti, S. Conforto. Modular control of kinematics in prosthetic gait: low-dimensional description based on the planar covariation law. 8th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (EMBEC 2020), Virtual Conference: November 29 - December 3, 2021
[C5] A. Tatarelli, M. Serrao, T. Varrecchia, L. Fiori, A. Silvetti, C. De Marchis, S. Ranaldi, F. Draicchio, S. Conforto, A. Ranavolo. Global lower limb muscle coactivation during walking in trans-femoral and trans-tibial amputees . IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA 2020), Virtual conference: June 1 - July 1, 2020
[C6] F. Orsini, A. Scorza, C. Foti, A. Rossi, M.L. Sollini, S. Conforto, S. Ranaldi, F. Vurchio, S.A. Sciuto, F. Fuiano, F. Botta. A case study about the load effect on the mechanical performances in a commercial WBV platform for clinical applications. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA 2020), Virtual conference: June 1 - July 1, 2020
[C7] C. Caramia, C. D'Anna, S. Ranaldi, A. Scorza, S.A. Sciuto, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Gait stability indicators as extracted by a single wearable inertial sensor in young adolescents during smartphone use. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Istanbul (Turkey): June 26-28, 2019
[C8] C. Caramia, D. Bibbo, C. D'Anna, C. De Marchis, S. Ranaldi, T. Varrecchia, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. Wearable-based Temporal Parameters of Gait in Circuitous Routes under Dual-Task Conditions. 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Berlin (Germany): July 23-27, 2019
[C9] S. Ranaldi, C. De Marchis, M. Rinaldi, S. Conforto. The effect of Non-Negative Matrix Factorization initialization on the accurate identification of muscle synergies with correlated activation signals. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Rome, Italy: June 11-13, 2018
[C10] C. De Marchis, S. Ranaldi, S. Conforto. Muscle synergies of the contralateral lower limb in trans-femoral amputees gait. XXII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK 2018), Dublin, Ireland: June 30 - July 2, 2018
[C11] S. Ranaldi, C. De Marchis, M. Guaitolini, S. Conforto. Indexes for the functional evaluation of dynamic stability in amputees gait. XXII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK 2018), Dublin, Ireland: June 30 - July 2, 2018
[C12] S. Ranaldi, C. De Marchis, M. Rinaldi, T. Varrecchia, A. Ranavolo, F. Draicchio, S. Conforto. Modular motor control in trans-femoral amputees’ gait. 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Florence, Italy: August 26-30, 2018
Short and Extended Abstracts appeared on International Journals
[EA1] S. Ranaldi, C. De Marchis, M. Rinaldi, T. Varrecchia, A. Marchesi, A. Silvetti, M. Serrao, A. Ranavolo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, F. Draicchio. Modular motor control of the contralateral limb in trans-femoral amputees gait. Gait & Posture, 57: 24-25, 2017
Contributions on Proceedings of National Congresses
[PN1] S. Ranaldi, C. De Marchis, S. Conforto. An automatic algorithm for the sEMG envelope estimation: evaluation on experimental data. Sixth National Congress of Bioengineering (GNB2018), Milan, Italy: June 25-27, 2018