Research areas:

Clinical Process Modelling

Brief Description: By the term “process” we mean a series of activities that have a start and a final result. During the process actors interact among them to perform actions and to reach the result. Actors may be humans or machines. Behind the process there is a system ...read more...

Dermatological image analysis

Brief Description: Dermatology is the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and it is a specialty with both medical and surgical aspects. Dermatological imaging plays a key role in the clinical evaluation of skin lesions. The appearance, morphology, shape, and distributi ...read more...

Design of a MIMU-based wearable devices network

Brief Description: The world is becoming more and more health-conscious. Society, health policy, and patients’ needs are all changing dramatically. The challenges society is currently facing are related to the increase in the aging population, changes in lifestyle, the need ...read more...

Design of a NIRS wearable device

Brief Description: The world is becoming more and more health-conscious. Society, health policy, and patients’ needs are all changing dramatically. The challenges society is currently facing are related to the increase in the aging population, changes in lifestyle, the need ...read more...

Digital pathology image analysis

Brief Description: The analysis of histological slides is fundamental for cancer diagnosis and grading, typically performed by an expert pathologist, and this process is becoming more and more complex due to the rise in cancer incidence and patient-specific treatment option ...read more...

EEG signal decomposition in sleep analysis

Brief Description: Sleep quality can be compromised by sleep-related disorders such as sleep apnea, depression, insomnia or narcolepsy and the chronic restriction has negative consequences both on the health of individual and on public security. The development of new techn ...read more...

Fluorescence microscopy image analysis

Brief Description: Fluorescence microscopy is a widely used tool for monitoring cellular physiology. The absorption and subsequent re-radiation of light by organic and inorganic specimens is typically the result of well-established physical phenomena described as fluorescen ...read more...

Innovative techniques for ultrasound beamforming

Brief Description: Ultrasound imaging can be effective for analysing pathological and normal tissues, by studying both the structure and texture in B-mode images. The output B-mode image is influenced by several technical aspects during acquisition, such as the probe freque ...read more...

Medical Device Software

Brief Description: Medical device software are playing an increasingly important role in healthcare. Designing and developing high quality, safe, effective, usable and innovative medical device software is a difficult task, which comprises many activities. ...read more...

Multi-modal CT/PET analysis for neuroendocrine tumors

Brief Description: Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are a heterogeneous group of malignancies which arise from neuroendocrine cells and are divided into well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinomas (NECs). Currently, 18 ...read more...

Multisensory integration in balance control

Brief Description: Balance control is a complex motor skill, which involves the integration of many types of sensory information (sight, vestibular system and proprioception). Postural control can be modified by sensory input alterations consequent to a pathology: vision ...read more...

Nerve stimulation in tetraplegic patients

Brief Description: The social cost of spinal cord injuries (SCIs) causing high tetraplegia (C1 to C4) can be considered very high, due to the increasing general life expectancy and the quality of medical care. These traumatic events have devastating consequences from ...read more...

Radiomics and AI for CAD Systems development

Brief Description: Radiomics is defined as “process designed to extract a large number of quantitative features from digital images”. Its final aim is to extract hidden information from images that can be useful to develop Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD) systems and decision ...read more...

Statistical gait analysis

Brief Description: Gait analysis is widely used in clinics to study walking abnormalities for surgery planning, definition of therapeutic and rehabilitation protocols, and objective evaluation of clinical outcomes. Among the principal applications of clinical gait ...read more...

Ultrasound B-mode image segmentation and radiomics

Brief Description: Ultrasound imaging is widely used in medicine thanks to its many advantages: this versatile imaging technique does not use ionizing radiation, is inexpensive, allows real-time imaging, and is portable, allowing for crucial point-of-care applications. On t ...read more...