A Texture Analysis Approach for Objective Uniformity Evaluation in Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging: A Preliminary Study

Scorza, Andrea ;   Conforto, Silvia ;   Lupi, Giulia ;   Sciuto, Salvatore Andrea

Tags High-frequency ultrasound technologyImage feature extraction

Ultrasound image uniformity is an important parameter for quality assurance in diagnostic ultrasounds, but it is usually assessed by a…

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Assessing Neuro-Motor Recovery in a Stroke Survivor with High-Resolution EEG, Robotics and Virtual Reality

Comani, Silvia ;   Schinaia, Lorenzo ;   Tamburro, Gabriella ;   Velluto, Lucia ;   Sorbi, Sandro ;   Conforto, Silvia ;   Guarnieri, Biancamaria

Tags Rehabilitation – Virtual realityRehabilitation – StrokeNeuromuscular systems – Learning and adaption

One post-stroke patient underwent neuro-motor rehabilitation of one upper limb with a novel system combining a passive robotic device, Virtual…

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Automatic Artifact Suppression in Simultaneous TDCS-EEG using Adaptive Filtering

Mancini, Matteo ;   Pellicciari, Maria Concetta ;   Brignani, Debora ;   Mauri, Piercarlo ;   De Marchis, Cristiano ;   Miniussi, Carlo ;   Conforto, Silvia

Tags Adaptive filteringNonlinear filteringSignals and systems

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation method that can be used in cognitive and clinical protocols…

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Can a Visual Biofeedback System based on Predictive Information Improve Postural Performance?

D’Anna, Carmen ;   Schmid, Maurizio ;   Scorza, Andrea ;   Goffredo, Michela ;   Sciuto, Salvatore Andrea ;   Conforto, Silvia

Tags Technologies for detecting, managing and preventing fallsTechnologies for active ageing

The aim of this study is to assess if predictive information can be used to implement visual biofeedback (VBF) systems to improve postural…

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Neuro-Mechanics of Muscle Coordination during Recumbent Pedaling in Post-Acute Stroke Patients

De Marchis, Cristiano ;   Ambrosini, Emilia ;   Schmid, Maurizio ;   Monticone, Marco ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   D’Alessio, Tommaso ;   Conforto, Silvia ;   Ferrante, Simona

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsNeurological disorders – StrokeNeuromuscular systems – EMG processing and applications

Motor impairment after stroke has been hypothesized to be related, among others, to impairments in the modular control of movement. In this…

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Time to Boundary Function to Assess Upright Stance in Blind Children

D’Anna, Carmen ;   Gazzellini, Simone ;   Petrarca, Maurizio ;   Vasco, Gessica ;   Castelli, Enrico ;   Schmid, Maurizio ;   Conforto, Silvia

Tags Neuromuscular systems – Postural and balance

The goal of this preliminary study was to assess the difference in postural stability between blind and sighted children using the Time to…

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