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Capturing and Analysing Human Movement and Posture
Interfacing Brain, Eye and Computer
Processing EMG signals
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Publications on International Journals
C. D'Anna, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Linking head and neck posture with muscular activity and perceived discomfort during prolonged smartphone texting. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 83: 103134, 2021
T. Varrecchia, A. Ranavolo, S. Conforto, A.M. De Nunzio, M. Arvanitidis, F. Draicchio, D. Falla. Bipolar versus high-density surface electromyography for evaluating risk in fatiguing frequency-dependent lifting activities. Applied Ergonomics, 95: 103456, 2021
A. Tatarelli, M. Serrao, T. Varrecchia, L. Fiori, F. Draicchio, A. Silvetti, S. Conforto, C. De Marchis, A. Ranavolo. Global muscle coactivation of the sound limb in gait of people with transfemoral and transtibial amputation. Sensors, 20(9): 2543, 2020
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
D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, F. Battisti. The influence of different levels of cognitive engagement on the seated postural sway. Electronics, 9(4): 601, 2020
D. Bibbo, T. Klinkovsky, M. Penhaker, P. Kudrna, L. Peter, M. Augustynek, V. Kašík, J. Kubicek, A. Selamat, M. Cerny, D. Bielcik. A new approach for testing fetal heart rate monitors. Sensors, 20(15): 1-15, 2020
D. Bibbo, T. Klinkovsky, M. Penhaker, P. Kudrna, L. Peter, M. Augustynek, V. Kašík, J. Kubicek, A. Selamat, M. Cerny, D. Bielcik. Design and development of a novel invasive blood pressure simulator for patient’s monitor testing. Sensors, 20(1): 259, 2020
D. Torricelli, C. De Marchis, A. D'Avella, D. Nemati Tobaruela, F. Oliveira Barroso, J.L. Pons. Reorganization of muscle coordination underlying motor learning in cycling tasks. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 8: 800, 2020
E. Ambrosini, M. Parati, E. Peri, C. De Marchis, C. Nava, A. Pedrocchi, G. Ferriero, S. Ferrante. Changes in leg cycling muscle synergies after training augmented by functional electrical stimulation in subacute stroke survivors: a pilot study. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 17:35: , 2020
F. Barone-Adesi, L. Regazzoni, M. Schmid. Investigating the determinants of high Case-Fatality Rate for COVID-19 in Italy. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 106: 1-2, 2020
F. D'Errico, G. Leone, M. Schmid, C. D'Anna. Prosocial virtual reality, empathy, and EEG measures: a pilot study aimed at monitoring emotional processes in intergroup helping behaviors. Applied Sciences, 10: 1196, 2020
G. Fiori, F. Fuiano, A. Scorza, J. Galo, S. Conforto, S.A. Sciuto. A preliminary study on the adaptive SNR threshold method for depth of penetration measurements in diagnostic ultrasounds. Applied Sciences, 10(13): 6533, 2020
G. Moirano, M. Schmid, F. Barone-Adesi. Short-term effects of mitigation measures for the containment of the COVID-19 outbreak: An experience from Northern Italy. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 119: 1-2, 2020
M. Rinaldi, M. Petrarca, A. Romano, G. Vasco, C. D'Anna, D. Bibbo, M. Schmid, E. Castelli, S. Conforto. Progression of muscular co-activation and gait variability in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: A 2-year follow-up study. Clinical Biomechanics, : , 2020
S.F. Castiglia, A. Ranavolo, T. Varrecchia, C. De Marchis, A. Tatarelli, F. Magnifica, L. Fiori, C. Conte, F. Draicchio, S. Conforto, M. Serrao. Pelvic obliquity as a compensatory mechanism leading to lower energy recovery: characterization among the types of prostheses in subjects with transfemoral amputation. Gait and Posture, 80: 280-284, 2020
T. Varrecchia, C. D'Anna, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Generalization of a wavelet-based algorithm to adaptively detect activation intervals in weak and noisy myoelectric signals. Biomedical signal processing and control, 58: 101838, 2020
T. Varrecchia, C. De Marchis, F. Draicchio, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, A. Ranavolo. Lifting activity assessment using kinematic features and neural networks. Applied Sciences, 10(6): 1989, 2020
C. Caramia, C. De Marchis, M. Schmid. Optimizing the Scale of a Wavelet-Based Method for the Detection of Gait Events from a Waist-Mounted Accelerometer under Different Walking Speeds. Sensors, 2019, 19, 1869: , 2019
C. D'Anna, T. Varrecchia, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Using the frequency signature to detect muscular activity in weak and noisy myoelectric signals. Biomedical signal processing an control, 52: 69-76, 2019
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
D. Bibbo, M. Carli, S. Conforto, F. Battisti. A sitting posture monitoring instrument to assess different levels of cognitive engagement. Sensors, 19(3): 455, 2019
D.Bibbo, S.Gabriele, A. Scorza, M. Schmid, S.A. Sciuto, S. Conforto. A novel technique to design and optimize performances of custom load cells for sport gesture analysis. IRBM, : , 2019
MH. Soomro, M. Coppotelli, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, G. Giunta, L. Del Secco, E. Neri, D. Caruso, M. Rengo, A. Laghi. Automated segmentation of colorectal tumor in 3D MRI sing 3D multiscale densely connected convolutional neural network. Journal of healthcare engineering, 2019: 1075434, 2019
T. Varrecchia, M. Serrao, M. Rinaldi, A. Ranavolo, S. Conforto, C. De Marchis, A. Simonetti, I. Poni, S. Castellano, A. Silvetti, A. Tatarelli, L. Fiori, C. Conte, F. Draicchio. Common and specific gait patterns in people with varying anatomical levels of lower limb amputation and different prosthetic components. Human Movement Science, 66: 9-21, 2019
A. Proto, D. Bibbo, M. Cerny, D. Vala, V. Kasik, L. Peter, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, M. Penhaker. Thermal energy harvesting on the bodily surfaces of arms and legs through a wearable thermo-electric generator. Sensors, 18(6): 1927, 2018
A. Scorza, C. Massaroni, F. Orsini, C. D'Anna, S. Conforto, S. Silvestri, S.A. Sciuto. A Review on Methods and Devices for Force Platforms Calibration in Medical Applications. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review, 11(1): 10-18, 2018
A.M. Castronovo, C. De Marchis, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, G. Severini. Effect of Task Failure on Intermuscular Coherence Measures in Synergistic Muscles. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 2018: 1-13, 2018
C. Caramia, D. Torricelli, M. Schmid, A. Munoz, J. Gonzalez, F. Grandas, J. Pons. IMU-based Classification of Parkinson's Disease from Gait: a Sensitivity Analysis on Sensor Location and Feature Selection. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, : , 2018
C. De Marchis, J. Di Somma, M. Zych, S. Conforto, G. Severini. Consistent visuomotor adaptations and generalizations can be achieved through different rotations of robust motor modules. Scientific Reports, 8: 12657, 2018
M. Rinaldi, C. D'Anna, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Assessing the influence of SNR and pre-processing filter bandwidth on the extraction of different muscle co-activation indexes from surface EMG data. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 43: 184-192, 2018
M. Rinaldi, C. D'Anna, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Assessing the influence of SNR and pre-processing filter bandwidth on the extraction of different muscle co-activation indexes from surface EMG data. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 43: 184-192, 2018
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
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
T. Varrecchia, C. De Marchis, M. Rinaldi, F. Draicchio, M. Serrao, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, A. Ranavolo. Lifting activity assessment using surface electromyographic features and neural networks. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 66: 1-9, 2018
T. Varrecchia, M. Rinaldi, M. Serrao, F. Draicchio, C. Conte, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, A. Ranavolo. Global lower limb muscle coactivation during walking at different speeds: Relationship between spatio-temporal, kinematic, kinetic, and energetic parameters.. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology , 43: 148-157, 2018
A. Proto, K. Vlach, S. Conforto, V. Kasik, D. Bibbo, D. Vala, I. Bernabucci, M. Penhaker, M. Schmid. Using PVDF films as flexible piezoelectric generators for biomechanical energy harvesting. Clinician and Technology, 47(1): 5-10, 2017
A. Proto, M. Penhaker, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. Nanogenerators for Human Body Energy Harvesting. Trends in Biotechnology, 35(7): 610–624, 2017
A. Ranavolo, T. Varrecchia, M. Rinaldi, A. Silvetti, M. Serrao, S. Conforto, F. Draicchio. Mechanical lifting energy consumption in work activities designed by means of the "revised NIOSH lifting equation". Industrial Health, 55(5): 444-454, 2017
C. Caramia, I. Bernabucci, C. D'Anna, C. De Marchis, M. Schmid. Gait parameters are differently affected by concurrent smartphone-based activities with scaled levels of cognitive effort. PLoS One, 12(10): e0185825, 2017
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
D. Caruso, M. Zerunian, M. Ciolina, D. de Santis, M. Rengo, M.H. Soomro, G. Giunta, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, E. Neri, A. Laghi. Haralick's texture features for the prediction of response to therapy in colorectal cancer: a preliminary study. Radiologia Medica, : , 2017
M. Mancini, C. Mastropasqua, S. Bonnì, V. Ponzo, M. Cercignani, S. Conforto, G. Koch, M. Bozzali. Theta Burst Stimulation of the Precuneus Modulates Resting State Connectivity in the Left Temporal Pole. Brain Topography, 30(3): 312-319, 2017
M. Rinaldi, A. Ranavolo, S. Conforto, G. Martino, F. Draicchio, C. Conte, T. Varrecchia, F. Bini, C. Casali, F. Pierelli, M. Serrao. Increased lower limb muscle coactivation reduces gait performance and increases metabolic cost in patients with hereditary spastic paraparesis. Clinical Biomechanics, 48: 63-72, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Contributions appeared on Proceedings of International Conferences
G. Fiori, F. Fuiano, A. Scorza, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, S.A. Sciuto. ECG waveforms reconstruction based on equivalent time sampling. IEEE Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2020, Virtual conference: June 1 - July 1, 2020
G. Fiori, F. Fuiano, F. Vurchio, A. Scorza, m. Schmid, S. Conforto, S.A. Sciuto. A preliminary study on a novel method for depth of penetration measurement in ultrasound quality assessment. 24th IMEKO TC4 International Symposium and 22nd International Workshop on ADC and DAC Modelling and Testing, IWADC 2020, Virtual conference: September 14 - 16, 2020
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: , 2020
M. Moses, B. Gallina, M. Carli, D. Bibbo. A Physiology-based Driver Readiness Estimation Model for Tuning ISO 26262 Controllability. 2020 IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2020-Spring), Virtual conference: May 25-28, 2020
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
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
J.R. Pérez Sánchez, M. González-Sánchez, A. Muñoz González, A. Hernández-Sosa, J. Segura-Buisán, M. Schmid, C. Cermeño, E. Luque Buzo, B. De-La-Casa Fages, A. Contreras Chicote, J.L. Pons, D. Torricelli, F. Grandas. IMU-based study on Gait and Balance in Parkinson’s disease and healthy subjects. International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, Virtual Conference: September 12 - 16, 2020
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, 2020
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
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
M. Rinaldi, M. Petrarca, A. Romano, G. Vasco, C. D'Anna, M. Schmid, E. Castelli, S. Conforto. EMG-based Indicators of Muscular Co-Activation during Gait in Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Berlin (Germany): July 23-27, 2019
C. Losquadro, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, G. Giunta, M. Rengo, D. Caruso, A. Laghi. Computer Aided Effective Prediction of Complete Responders After Radiochemotherapy Based on Tumor Regression Grade Estimated by MR Imaging. VII ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing, Porto, Portugal: October 16-18, 2019
F. D'Errico, M. Schmid, M. Martinez, S. Mastrobattista, R. Parlongo, C. Massom, C. D'Anna. ‘Prosocial’ virtual reality as tool for monitoring engagement in intergroup helping situations. Proceedings of the Workshop Socio-Affective Technologies: an interdisciplinary approach co-located with IEEE SMC 2019 (Systems, Man and Cybernetics), Bari (Italy): October 7, 2019
C. Losquadro, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, G. Giunta, M. Rengo, D. Caruso, A. Laghi. MR Image Processing to Predict Complete Responders by Evaluating the Tumor Regression Grade: A Sensitivity Analysis. 8th European Workshop on Visual Information Processing (EUVIP 2019), Rome, Italy: November 28-31, 2019
C. Caramia, I. Bernabucci, C. D'Anna, C. De Marchis, M. Schmid. Gait ratios and variability indices to quantify the effect of using smartphones in dual-task walking. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2018 , Prague, Czech Republic: June 3-7, 2018
M. Lucignani, A. Pittella, M.C. Rossi Espagnet, D. Longo, G. Lucignani, M. Schmid, A. Napolitano. Evaluation of cortical thickness estimation methods in neonates. Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Paris, France: June 16-21, 2018
C. Caramia, I. Bernabucci, C. D'Anna, C. De Marchis, A. Scorza, , M. Schmid. Wavelet-based detection of gait events from inertial sensors: analysis of sensitivity to scale choice. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Rome, Italy: June 11-13, 2018
T. Varrecchia, C. D'Anna, A. Scorza, S.A. Sciuto, S. Conforto. Muscle activity detection in pathological, weak and noisy myoelectric signals. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Rome, Italy: June 11-13, 2018
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
C. D'Anna, T. Varrecchia, D. Bibbo, F. Orsini, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Effect of different smartphone uses on posture while seating and standing. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Rome, Italy: June 11-13, 2018
G. Severini, C. De Marchis. Effect of SNR normalization on the estimation of muscle synergies from EMG datasets. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Rome, Italy: June 11-13, 2018
C. De Marchis, J. Di Somma, M. Zych, S. Conforto, G. Severini. The generalization of Motor Adaptation is explained through the recruitment of previously adapted muscle synergies. XXII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK 2018), Dublin, Ireland: June 30 - July 2, 2018
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
S. Conforto, M. Serrao, T. Varrecchia, M. Rinaldi. Kinetic and kinematic patterns for prosthetic gait analysis. XXII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK 2018), Dublin, Ireland: June 30 - July 2, 2018
S. Conforto, A. Ranavolo, F. Draicchio. Quantitative indexes for assessing lower limb muscle co-activation in amputated subjects. XXII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK 2018), Dublin, Ireland: June 30 - July 2, 2018
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
S. Conforto. Neuro-mechanical indicators of amputees rehabilitation. XXII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK 2018), Dublin, Ireland: June 30 - July 2, 2018
A. Laghi,MH. Soomro, G. De Cola, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, G. Giunta, E. Guidi, E. Neri, D. Caruso, M. Ciolina. Automatic segmentation of colorectal cancer in 3D MRI by combining deep learning and 3D level-set algorithm - A preliminary study. IEEE 4th Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering (MECBME) , Tunis, Tunisia: March 28 - 30, 2018
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
D. Bibbo, F. Battisti, S. Conforto, M. Carli. A non-intrusive system for seated posture identification. IEEE 20th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), Ostrava, Czech Republic: September 17-20, 2018
D. Bibbo, S. Gabriele, A. Scorza, M. Schmid, S.A. Sciuto, S. Conforto, . Strain gauges position optimization in designing custom load cells for sport gesture analysis. IEEE 20th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), Ostrava, Czech Republic: September 17-20, 2018
C. Caramia, C. De Marchis, M. Schmid. Differentiating the effects of motor and cognitive dual-tasks on gait performance of young healthy subjects. International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation 2018, Pisa, Italy: October 14-16, 2018
E. Peri, E. Ambrosini, C. De Marchis, C. Nava, L. Longoni, A. Pedrocchi, G. Ferriero, S. Ferrante. Does cycling training augmented by functional electrical stimulation impact on muscle synergies in post-acute stroke patients?. International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation 2018, Pisa, Italy: October 14-16, 2018
A. Proto, L. Peter, M. Cerny, M. Penhaker, D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. Human body energy harvesting solutions for wearable technologies. IEEE 20th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), Ostrava, Czech Republic: September 17-20, 2018
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
C. D'Anna, A. Scorza, M. Schmid, F. Orsini, S.A. Sciuto, S. Conforto, S. Scena. A preliminary study on the validation of an automatic measurement method for functional reach assessment by stereophotogrammetry. IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), Turin: May 22-25, 2017
M.H. Soomro, G. Giunta, A. Laghi, D. Caruso, M. Ciolina, C. De Marchis, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. Segmenting MR Images by Level-Set Algorithms for Perspective Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis. European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, : , 2017
D. Bibbo, S. Conforto, A. Laudani, G.M. Lozito. Solar energy harvest on bicycle helmet for smart wearable sensors. IEEE 3rd International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry, Modena, Italy: September 11-13, 2017
S. Adabi, E. Rashedi, S. Conforto, D. Mehregan, Q. Xu, M. Nasiriavanaki. Speckle reduction of OCT images using an adaptive cluster-based filtering. SPIE BiOS, San Francisco (CA) USA: January 28 - February 2, 2017
S. Adabi, S. Conforto, M. Hosseinzadeh, S. Noe, S. Daveluy, D. Mehregan, M. Nasiriavanaki. Textural analysis of optical coherence tomography skin images: Quantitative differentiation between healthy and cancerous tissues. Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXI, San Francisco (CA) USA: January 29 - February 1, 2017
S. Adabi, H. Mohebbikarkhoran, D. Mehregan, S. Conforto, M. Nasiriavanaki. An intelligent despeckling method for swept source optical coherence tomography images of skin. Medical Imaging 2017: Biomedical Applications in Molecular, Structural, and Functional Imaging, Orlando (FL) USA: February 12 - 14, 2017
. Shape Analysis of Bicipital Contraction by Means of RGB-D Sensor, Parallel Transport and Trajectory Analysis. XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016, 57: 628-633, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Short and Extended Abstracts appeared on International Journals
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
M. Guaitolini, C. De Marchis, M. Rinaldi, T. Varrecchia, G. Chini, A. Silvetti, M. Serrao, A. Ranavolo, M. Schmid, F. Draicchio, S. Conforto. Kinematic gait analysis in amputees for functional evaluation of dynamic stability. Gait & Posture, 57: 2, 2017
Contributions appeared on Proceedings of National Congresses
C. Caramia, C. De Marchis, C. D'Anna, I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid. Gait ratios as estimated by a single inertial sensor: a feasibility analysis. Sixth National Congress of Bioengineering (GNB2018), Milan, Italy: June 25-27, 2018
M. Rinaldi, C. D'Anna, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. The effect of pre-processing settings on muscle co-activation assessment with synthetic and experimental signals. Sixth National Congress of Bioengineering (GNB2018), Milan, Italy: June 25-27, 2018
T. Varrecchia, C. D'Anna, M. Schmid, S. Conforto. Muscle activity detection in weak and noisy myoelectric signals. Sixth National Congress of Bioengineering (GNB2018), Milan, Italy: June 25-27, 2018
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
C. Caramia, I. Bernabucci, B. Fida, A. Proto, M. Schmid. The influence of filtering on spatio-temporal gait parameters estimation from inertial sensors. Quinto Congresso del Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria GNB2016, Naples: June 20-22, 2016
B. Fida, I. Bernabucci, D. Bibbo, C. Caramia, M. Schmid. Validation of a real-time gait event detection algorithm across different walking speeds. Quinto Congresso del Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria GNB2016, Naples: June 20-22, 2016
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
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
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
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
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