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Publications on International Journals
G. Fiori, F. Fuiano, A. Scorza, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, S.A. Sciuto. Doppler flow phantom failure detection by combining empirical mode decomposition and independent component analysis with short time Fourier transform. ACTA IMEKO, 10(4): 185-193, 2021
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
M. Goffredo, I. Bouchrika, J.N. Carter, M.S. Nixon. Self-Calibrating View-Invariant Gait Biometrics. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on, PP:99: 1-12, 2009
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
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
T. D'Alessio, R. Steindler. Slip sensors for the control of grasp in Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation. Medical Engineering and Physics, 14(6): 466 - 470, 1995
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
T. D'Alessio, P. Bramini, G. Gattesco, F. Scribano, R. Breschi, G. Herzog. Il Data Base come ausilio alla decisione nella gestione delle tecnologie biomediche. Medicina e Informatica, 7: 142-149, 1990
T. D'Alessio, C. Di Giuliomaria, R.Sacco, A.Cavallaro. Interazione tra problemi tecnologici e di elaborazione di segnali in sistemi ecografici. Automazione e Strumentazione, 9: 137- 150, 1983
T. D'Alessio, C. Di Giuliomaria, R.Sacco, A. Cavallaro. On the use of autoregressive time series in the modelling of Doppler signals for diagnostic purposes. Clinical Physic & Physiological Measurements, 4(4): 395-401, 1983
T. D'Alessio, C. Di Giuliomaria, R.Sacco, A. Cavallaro. Valutazione comparativa delle prestazioni di alcuni sistemi di elaborazione di segnali per flussometri doppler ad ultrasuoni. Rassegna di Bioingegneria, 7: 65-75, 1982
T. D'Alessio, C. Di Giuliomaria, R. Sacco, A. Cavallaro, V. Sciacca. Comparison between systems of flow verse separation in CW Doppler flowmeters for the detection of peripheral arterial disease. Ultrasonics, 2: 171-178, 1981
Contributions appeared on Proceedings of International Conferences
G. Fiori, A. Scorza, M. Schmid, J. Galo, S. Conforto, SA. Sciuto. A preliminary study on a novel approach to the assessment of the sample volume length and registration accuracy in PW Doppler quality control. MEMEA 2022 - IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Taormina, Italy: June 22 - 24, 2022
G. Fiori, A. Scorza, M. Schmid, J. Galo, S. Conforto, SA. Sciuto. A novel method for the gain conversion factor estimation in quality assessment of ultrasound diagnostic systems. MEMEA 2022 - IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Application, Taormina, Italy: June 22-24, 2022
C. Losquadro, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, G. Giunta, M. Rengo, V. Cardinale, G. Carpino, A. Laghi, A. oleo, R. Muglia, E. Lanza, G. Torzilli. Small and Large Bile Ducts Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Classification: A Preliminary Feature-Based Study. 19th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns, CAIP 2021, Virtual: September 28 - 30, 2021
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
R. Muscillo, G. Severini, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio. Distinguishing among different lower limb physical activities through a Bayes' classifier applied on features extracted from single-axis accelerometer data. ISPGR 19th conference, Bologna, Italy: June 21-25, 2009
C. Mancinelli, S. Patel, L.C. Deming, M. Schmid, B.L. Patritti, J.J. Chu, J. Beckwith, R. Greenwald, J. Healey, P. Bonato. Assessing the feasibility of classifying toe-walking severity in children with cerebral palsy using a sensorized shoe. Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Minneapolis (MN) USA: September 3-6, 2009
F. Draicchio, R. Muscillo, A. Silvetti, R. Don, M. Schmid, T. D'Alessio, G. Sandrini, M. Bartolo, F. Amici, S. Iavicoli, A. Ranavolo. Global biomechanical evaluation during workand daily-life activities. 17th World Congress on Ergonomics (IEA) , Beijing, China: August 9-14, 2009
R. Muscillo, D. Bibbo, M. Schmid. A combination of template matching and Bayesian estimation to detect and classify activities of daily living. 19th International Conference BIOSIGNAL, Brno, Czech Republic: June 29 - July 1, 2008
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
F. Nocchi, E. Genovese, M. Ritrovato, T. Franchin, V. Cannata', C. Capussotto, P. Derrico. Multidisciplinary Health Technology Assessment of a stimuli-delivery system for functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Vth Annual Meeting of the Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Society, Montreal, Canada: July 6-9, 2008
F. Nocchi, T. Franchin, E. Genovese, D. Longo, G. Fariello, V. Cannata'. Analysis of Outliers Effects in Voxel-Based Morphometry by means of Virtual Phantoms. IFMBE Proceedings of the 14th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, Riga, Latvia: June 16-20, 2008
S. Gaudio, T. Franchin, F. Nocchi, E. Genovese, V. Cannata', D. Longo, S. Vicari, G. Fariello. Region-Specific Gray Matter Decrease in Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa. XIVth World Congress of Psychiatry, Prague, Czech Republic: September 20-25, 2008
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
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
A. Neri, F. Battisti, M. Carli, M. Salatino, M. Goffredo, T. D'Alessio. Perceptually Lossless Ultrasound Video Coding for Telemedicine Applications. Proc.2007 International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics (VPQM 2007), Scottsdale, Arizona - USA: January 25-26, 2007
M. Carli, M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, A. Neri. Study of muscular deformation based on surface slope estimation. Proc. SPIE Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems, Neural Networks, and Machine Learning, 6064: 271-278, 2006
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
P. Caselli, M. Goffredo, I. Bernabucci, M. Schmid. A study for a combined analysis of planar arm movements. 6th SIAMOC congress, Tirrenia (PI), Italy: October 26-29, 2005
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
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
T. D'Alessio. Improving the use of Force Sensing Resistors arrays for the measure of hand grasp. MELECON Proceedings, Bari, Italy: 1383-1386, 1996
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
F.P. Branca, T. D'Alessio, Z. Del Prete, F. Marinozzi, E. Pichini. Performance evaluation of endoscopic optical systems by means of digital image analysis. SEM Conference Proceedings, Nashville, Tennessee - USA: , 1996
T. D'Alessio, F. Porfiri, G. M. Di Biase, S. A. Sciuto, R. Steindler. A plastic film resistive sensor array for the measurement of force during hand grasp . SEM Conference Proceedings, Grand Rapids, Michigan - USA: 275-278, 1995
T. D'Alessio, R. Steindler. An optical fiber sensor for slip control in the restoration of grasp with Functional Neuromuscular Stimulation. IMEKO XIII Proceedings, Torino, Italy: 1586-1591, 1994
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
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
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