Emiliano Schena

Emiliano Schena
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma | unicampus · Measurements and Biomedical Instrumentation

Master Degree In Biomedical Engineering

About

335
Publications
70,862
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
5,871
Citations
Citations since 2016
232 Research Items
5310 Citations
201620172018201920202021202202004006008001,0001,200
201620172018201920202021202202004006008001,0001,200
201620172018201920202021202202004006008001,0001,200
201620172018201920202021202202004006008001,0001,200
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - July 2017
Sungkyunkwan University
Position
  • Professor
July 2017 - present
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
Position
  • Professor
July 2016 - August 2016
City of Hope National Medical Center
Position
  • Professor
Education
October 1999 - January 2005
Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
Field of study
  • Biomedical Engineering

Publications

Publications (335)
Article
Full-text available
The demand for wearable devices to simultaneously monitor heart rate (HR) and respiratory rate (RR) values has grown due to the incidence increase in cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The use of inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors, embedding both accelerometers and gyroscopes, may ensure a non-intrusive and low-cost monitoring. While bot...
Article
Full-text available
Shoulder dysfunctions represent the third musculoskeletal disorder by frequency. However, monitoring the movement of the shoulder is particularly challenging due to the complexity of the joint kinematics. The 3D kinematic analysis with optical motion capture systems (OMCs) makes it possible to overcome clinical tests’ shortcomings and obtain object...
Article
Full-text available
Quantitatively assessing personal health status is gaining increasing attention due to the improvement of diagnostic technology and the increasing occurrence of chronic pathologies. Monitoring physiological parameters allows for retrieving a general overview of the personal health status. Respiratory activity can provide relevant information, espec...
Article
Full-text available
Fiber Bragg grating sensors (FBGs) are considered a valid sensing solution for a variety of medical applications. The last decade witnessed the exploitation of these sensors in applications ranging from minimally invasive surgery to biomechanics and monitoring physiological parameters. Recently, preliminary studies investigated the potential impact...
Article
Full-text available
Recently, the ever-growing interest in the continuous monitoring of heart function in out-of-laboratory settings for an early diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases has led to the investigation of innovative methods for cardiac monitoring. Among others, wearables recording seismic waves induced on the chest surface by the mechanical activity of the h...
Article
Full-text available
Virtual reality (VR) systems are becoming increasingly attractive as joint kinematics monitoring systems during rehabilitation. This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of the Oculus Quest 2 in measuring translational and rotational displacements. As the Oculus Quest 2 was chosen for future applications in shoulder rehabilitation, the translation...
Article
His bundle pacing (HBP) has emerged as a feasible alternative to right (RVP) and biventricular pacing (BVP) for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT). This study sought to assess, in ex-vivo experimental models, the optimal setup for HBP in terms of electrode placement and pacing protocol to achieve superior electrical synchrony in the case of co...
Conference Paper
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most recurrent type of cardiac arrhythmia that causes a major socio-economic burden as associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is a leading clinical practice for the treatment of AF. The aim of the procedure is to induce necrosis in the ectopic foci responsible for...
Article
Full-text available
Background Radiofrequency (RF) lesion creation is related to the heat propagation induced by RF application on tissues. Thermocouple embedded in the RF antenna are not able to predict deep tissue temperature at various level. Objectives This study aims to investigate the influence of power delivered on radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) effec...
Article
Full-text available
Wearables are valuable solutions for monitoring a variety of physiological parameters. Their application in cardiorespiratory monitoring may significantly impact global health problems and the economic burden related to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. Here, we describe a soft biosensor capable of monitoring heart (HR) and respiratory (RR)...
Article
Full-text available
In recent years, soft and flexible strain sensors have found application in wearable devices for monitoring human motion and physiological parameters. Conductive textile-based sensors are good candidates for developing these sensors. However, their robust electro-mechanical connection and susceptibility to environmental factors are still an open ch...
Article
The continuous monitoring of an individual's breathing can be an instrument for the assessment and enhancement of human wellness. Specific respiratory features are unique markers of the deterioration of a health condition, the onset of a disease, fatigue and stressful circumstances. The early and reliable prediction of high-risk situations can resu...
Article
Full-text available
Collaborative robots are expected to physically interact with humans in daily living and the workplace, including industrial and healthcare settings. A key related enabling technology is tactile sensing, which currently requires addressing the outstanding scientific challenge to simultaneously detect contact location and intensity by means of soft...
Article
Full-text available
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is the mainstream treatment for drug-refractory cardiac fibrillation. Multiple studies demonstrated that incorrect dosage of radiofrequency energy to the myocardium could lead to uncontrolled tissue damage or treatment failure, with the consequent need for unplanned reoperations. Monitoring tissue temperature...
Article
Full-text available
Heart rate (HR) and respiratory rate (fR) can be estimated by processing videos framing the upper body and face regions without any physical contact with the subject. This paper proposed a technique for continuously monitoring HR and fR via a multi-ROI approach based on the spectral analysis of RGB video frames recorded with a mobile device (i.e.,...
Preprint
Full-text available
Collaborative robots are expected to physically interact with humans in daily living and workplace, including industrial and healthcare settings. A related key enabling technology is tactile sensing, which currently requires addressing the outstanding scientific challenge to simultaneously detect contact location and intensity by means of soft conf...
Article
Full-text available
Music is an invaluable tool to improve affective valence during exercise, with the potential contribution of a mechanism called rhythmic entrainment. However, several methodological limitations impair our current understanding of the effect of music on relevant psychophysiological responses to exercise, including breathing variables. This study pre...
Article
Full-text available
The measurement of physiological parameters is fundamental to assess the health status of an individual. The contactless monitoring of vital signs may provide benefits in various fields of application, from healthcare and clinical setting to occupational and sports scenarios. Recent research has been focused on the potentiality of camera-based syst...
Article
Full-text available
In this study, a novel wearable system for the identification of compensatory trunk movements (CTMs) in post-stroke hemiplegic patients is presented. The device is composed of seven soft sensing elements (SSEs) based on fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology. Each SSE consists of a single FBG encapsulated into a flexible matrix to enhance the sensor’...
Article
Due to prolonged incorrect sitting posture, upper body musculoskeletal disorders (UBMDs) are largely widespread among sedentary workers. Monitoring employees' sitting behaviors could be of great help in minimizing UBMDs' occurrence. In addition, being primarily influenced by psycho-physical stress conditions, respiratory rate (RR) would be a furthe...
Article
Full-text available
Low back pain represents a significant socioeconomic burden. Several nonsurgical medical treatments have been proposed for the treatment of this disabling condition. Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are commonly used to treat lumbosacral radicular pain and to avoid surgery. Even though it is still not clear which type of conservative intervention...
Article
Full-text available
Early diagnosis can be crucial to limit both the mortality and economic burden of cardiovascular diseases. Recent developments have focused on the continuous monitoring of cardiac activity for a prompt diagnosis. Nowadays, wearable devices are gaining broad interest for a continuous monitoring of the heart rate (HR). One of the most promising metho...
Article
Wearable devices for physiological parameters monitoring are gaining broad acceptance due to their ease of use, comfortability, and reliability. Among all human joints, the knee joint is the most involved in day-to-day activities. Monitoring the knee joint movements may allow outlining an optimized and patient-specific rehabilitation process and ma...
Article
The presence of a large blood vessel in the proximity of tumor masses during microwave ablation (MWA) can compromise the procedure success. Blood vessels cause convective heat dissipation (i.e., heat sink effect, HSE) in the tissue surrounding the vessel. In this scenario, cytotoxic temperatures may not be achieved within the target area, resulting...
Article
Full-text available
Inappropriate posture and the presence of spinal disorders require specific monitoring systems. In clinical settings, posture evaluation is commonly performed with visual observation, electrogoniometers or motion capture systems (MoCaps). Developing a measurement system that can be easily used also in non-structured environments would be highly ben...
Article
Full-text available
Plants are primary resources for oxygen and foods whose production is fundamental for our life. However, diseases and pests may interfere with plant growth and cause a significant reduction of both the quality and quantity of agriculture products. Increasing agricultural productivity is crucial for poverty reduction and food security improvements....
Article
Full-text available
Background Rotator cuff retear (RCR) is one of the main postoperative drawbacks. RCR can be considered a multifactorial issue, which causes are related either to biological than biomechanical factors. The aim of this study was to define the incidence of RCR after surgical treatment at different time points and to identify the main factors influenci...
Article
Monitoring scapular movements is of relevance in the contexts of rehabilitation and clinical research. Among many technologies, wearable systems instrumented by strain sensors are emerging in these applications. An open challenge for the design of these systems is the optimal positioning of the sensing elements, since their response is related to t...
Article
Full-text available
Bone metastases and osteoid osteoma (OO) have a high incidence in patients facing primary lesions in many organs. Radiotherapy has long been the standard choice for these patients, performed as stand-alone or in conjunction with surgery. However, the needs of these patients have never been fully met, especially in the ones with low life expectancy,...
Article
Full-text available
Epidural analgesia represents a clinical common practice aiming at pain mitigation. This loco-regional technique is widely used in several applications such as labor, surgery and lower back pain. It involves the injections of anesthetics or analgesics into the epidural space (ES). The ES detection is still demanding and is usually performed by the...
Article
Full-text available
Respiratory monitoring is receiving growing interest in different fields of use, ranging from healthcare to occupational settings. Only recently, non-contact measuring systems have been developed to measure the respiratory rate (fR) over time, even in unconstrained environments. Promising methods rely on the analysis of video-frames features record...
Article
Full-text available
Background Photothermal therapy is currently under the spotlight to improve the efficacy of minimally invasive thermal treatment of solid tumors. The interplay of several factors including the radiation wavelengths and the nanoparticle characteristics underlie the thermal outcome. However, a quantitative thermal analysis in in vivo models embedding...
Article
Full-text available
Background: The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to compare the conservative and accelerated rehabilitation protocols in patients who underwent arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in terms of clinical outcomes and range of motions at 3, 6, 12, and 24-month follow-up. Methods: According to PRISMA guidelines, a systematic review...
Article
Full-text available
The detection of gait abnormalities is essential for professionals involved in the rehabilitation of walking disorders. Instrumented treadmills are spreading as an alternative to overground gait analysis. To date, the use of these instruments for recording kinematic gait parameters is still limited in clinical practice due to the lack of validation...
Article
Full-text available
Sensor technology and advanced sensing systems are today experiencing a radical transformation which is affecting the way to conceive daily life. Sensors and sensing systems may improve the quality of life by providing more and more efficient care, safety, and new services for better living.
Conference Paper
Instrumented objects (e.g., smart mattress) are attractive technologies in the field of long-term vital signs monitoring because of their unobtrusiveness. Among the existing sensors that can be employed to develop smart mattress, Fiber Bragg grating sensors (FBGs) are one of the most promising ones. Their particular characteristics (i.e., high- sen...
Article
Full-text available
The continuous and simultaneous monitoring of physiological parameters represents a key aspect in clinical environments, remote monitoring and occupational settings. In this regard, respiratory rate (RR) and heart rate (HR) are correlated with several physiological and pathological conditions of the patients/workers, and with environmental stressor...
Article
Full-text available
Rotator cuff (RC) disease is a common musculoskeletal disorder of the shoulder entailing pain, with reduced functionality and quality of life. The main objective of this study was to present a perspective of the current scientific evidence about personalized, predictive, participatory, precision, and preventive approaches in the management of RC di...
Article
Full-text available
Background Our previous study on the 2016/2017 Serie A season showed that a greater likelihood of reaching the top positions in the Italian league “Serie A” seemed to be mainly related to sprint activity, goal attempts, total throws, target shots and assists. Therefore, we aim to evaluate the following season data in the same league to compare, con...
Article
Full-text available
The current challenge in the field of thermo-ablative treatments of tumors is to achieve a balance between complete destruction of malignant cells and safeguarding of the surrounding healthy tissue. Blood perfusion plays a key role for thermal ablation success, especially in the case of highly vascularized organs like liver. This work aims at monit...