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Publications on International Journals
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Contributions appeared on Proceedings of International Conferences
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
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
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
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
F. Barban, L. Serra, R. Perri, R. Annicchiarico, G.A. Carlesimo, M. Mancini, F. Adriano, C. Ricci, M.G. Lombardi, M. Cercignani, L. Fadda, C. Caltagirone, M. Bozzali. Brain plasticity in mild Alzheimer’s Disease. Effects of a computer-based cognitive training on functional connectivity. 23rd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Toronto, Canada: May 30 - June 5, 2015
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
G. Calcagnini, E. Mattei, M. Bozzali, M. Triventi, M. Mancini, F. Censi and R. Barbieri. Carotid baroreceptor stimulation by neck suction during fMRI investigation: methodological issues. Proceedings of the 37th IEEE-EMBS Conference, Milan, Italy: August 25 - 29, 2015
E. Mattei, F. Censi, M. Triventi, M. Mancini, A. Napolitano, E. Genovese, V. Cannatà, R. Falsaperla, G. Calcagnini. Wrong detection of ventricular fibrillation in an implantable cardioverter defibrillator caused by the movement near the MRI scanner bore. Proceedings of the 37th IEEE-EMBS Conference, Milan, Italy: August, 25 - 29, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
F. Barban, L. Serra, R. Perri, R. Annicchiarico, G. Carlesimo, M. Mancini, M. Cercignani, F. Adriano, C. Ricci, M.G. Lombardi, L. Fadda, C. Caltagirone, M. Bozzali. Effects of a computer-based cognitive training on functional connectivity of mild Alzheimer’s Disease.. European Congress of NeuroRehabilitation, Vienna: December 1-4, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
M. Mancini, G. Calcagnini, E. Mattei, F. Censi, M. Bozzali, R. Barbieri. Modeling Heart Beat Dynamics and fMRI Signals during Carotid Stimulation by Neck Suction. Proceedings of the 36th IEEE-EMBS Conference , Chicago, USA: August 26-30, 2014
E. Mattei, F. Censi, M. Mancini, A. Napolitano, E. Genovese, V. Cannatà, G. Burriesci, R. Falsaperla, G. Calcagnini. Currents induced by fast movements inside the MRI room may cause inhibition in an implanted pacemaker. Proceedings of the 36th IEEE-EMBS Conference, Chicago: August 26-30, 2014
C. Mastropasqua, B. Sonia, M. Bozzali, M. Mancini, C. Caltagirone, M. Cercignani, G. Koch. Functional connectivity changes after precuneus stimulation using cTBS. 4th Biennial Conference on Resting-state / Brain Connectivity, Boston, USA: September, 11-13, 2014
M. Mancini, E. Mattei, F. Censi, B. Basile, M. Bozzali, G. Calcagnini. Investigation of baroreflex autonomic control by spectral coherence of fMRI independent components and neck suction stimulation signal. Computing in Cardiology, Cambridge, USA: September 8 - 10, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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