Giuseppe Andreoni

Giuseppe Andreoni
Politecnico di Milano | Polimi · Department of Design

PhD

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Introduction
Giuseppe Andreoni currently works at the Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano. Giuseppe does research in Industrial Design and Bioengineering. Main topics are enable sensors, Ergonomics, and Health and Wealth services. Current project is 'NESTORE'.
Additional affiliations
January 2008 - April 2016
Politecnico di Milano
Position
  • Principal Investigator
August 1993 - September 1994
Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research
Position
  • Research Assistant
January 1993 - December 2007
Politecnico di Milano
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  • Senior Researcher

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Publications (231)
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Wearable systems, or even more simply wearables, are a wide variety of body worn objects and accessories that in the last decade have been introduced in our availability. The aim of this paper is to propose a structured methodology to conduct usability analysis with wearables and describe it through its application on a wearable system for water re...
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Wearables are one of the most promising technology for easing the transition towards a personalized medicine, bringing healthcare and rehabilitation from hospitals to homes. Wearables inherently carries with them all the problems of small, portable devices and technologists. These problems could be related to the design phase as the real needs of t...
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Providing reliable information on human activities and behaviors is an extremely important goal in various application areas such as healthcare, entertainment, and security. Within the working environment, a correct identification of the actual performed tasks can provide an effective support in the assessment of the risk associated to the executio...
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l progetto BLUES: implementare pratiche innovative nelle attività di screening e di home visiting rivolte alle donne con depressione perinatale SUMMARY The BLUES project: implementing innovative practices in screening and home care for women with perinatal depression
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Purpose This study aims to offer novel insights on how industrial marketing might contribute to bringing innovations to market in the peculiar case of health care. This study aims at shedding first light on how the alignment between dissemination and exploitation activities might contribute to bringing to market innovations developed by public–priv...
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This article describes the coaching strategies of the NESTORE e-coach, a virtual coach for promoting healthier lifestyles in older age. The novelty of the NESTORE project is the definition of a multi-domain personalized pathway where the e-coach accompanies the user throughout different structured and non-structured coaching activities and recommen...
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Stroke (brain attack), is a serious global public health problem and the main cause of many forms of disability. The majority of stroke survivors are mostly left with motor (muscle movement or mobility) impairments. Although remarkable developments have been made in drug treatment, post-stroke care continues to rely on rehabilitation interventions...
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Health pods are new systems such as small spaces equipped with medical devices where users can measure several biomedical parameters related to their health status and receive other medical services. Their impact on health over a life course could be relevant in defining healthy aging strategies and/or management of chronic diseases and the early d...
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The introduction of the new GDPR regulation had strong impact on clinical research and also in EU funded international research program involving several partners. This chapter is presenting the practice designed and implemented in the NESTORE project (as relevant case study which is used to build procedures and documentation to be exploited in the...
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E-coaches are promising tools for health interventions, being scalable and relatively low costs compared to human coaches. Nevertheless, they cannot compare to humans when it comes to trust and social companionship. Hence, many researches were held around the importance of tangible user interfaces in building trust and companionship during human-ma...
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The implementation and, above all, the exploitation of e-health or m-health services come through the acceptance of the technology by users. If this could be assumed as implicit for the native digital people, indeed it is a very critical factor for current elderly population. For this reason, usability and its assessment are crucial not only to eva...
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Ageing population is a fact in the European countries. How to improve the quality of life and sustain healthy ageing is one of the big challenges that deserve to be addressed considering the several and different aspects of life. But a person is a complex system and the last decades’ approach demonstrated that, even if general or cluster medicine r...
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Based on the lessons learnt from the co-design, development and integration processes, the research findings and the outputs from the engagement with a network of stakeholders over the course of the EU funded initiatives, this chapter will aim to help sketching the future policies and research funding programmes for ageing well in Europe. The chapt...
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The current research proposes a technological system “NESTORE” designed for and with older adults in four different countries in order to improve and sustain their wellbeing. The system personalized activities and architecture, co-designed interfaces, and its multilingual aspect aim to establish an ‘inclusion’ criterion based on the user’s sociocul...
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Nowadays the prosthetic system can be configured as a multifactorial set that includes reciprocal relationships between the stump, the socket, the prosthesis and the tridigital/robotic hand. This system presents some critical issues that can be addressed by improving the integration between the parts and redesigning some components through innovati...
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A wearable actigraph was applied in the functional assessment of subject affected by Parkinson Disease in Day Hospital setting. 24 Parkinson Disease patients participated in this study. A set of standard functional tests (6-Minutes Walking Test, Timed-Up-and-Go test, 10-m and 50-m) were administered to collect data of functioning and physiatrist as...
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This book describes the multidisciplinary approach needed to tackle better aging. Aging populations are one of the 21st century’s biggest challenges. National health systems are forced to adapt in order to provide adequate and affordable care. Innovation, driven by digital technology, is a key to improving quality of life and encouraging healthy li...
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Introduction Overweight in children is increasing worldwide. Innovative smartphone health applications (mHealth apps) have either sought to deliver single or multi-component interventions for the management of overweight in children. However, the clinical effects of these apps are poorly explored. The objective of the review will be to compare the...
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This paper describes a specific methodological approach focused on workplace ergonomics, by considering the most actual scientific knowledge and integrating in a coherent and complementary way both the validation of the binding regulatory and technical standards, and the testing of novel methodologies applied to the shops, logistics and production...
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Musculoskeletal disorders present one of the most prominent impact among the work-related diseases. Cervical spine is indeed one of the anatomical regions most affected by these issues; the main impairments concerning the cervical segment inherently limit its ranges of motion (ROMs). In the last years, novel technologies have been developed to supp...
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Background: Promotion of physical activity, healthy eating, adequate sleep, and reduced sedentary behavior in adolescents is a major priority globally given the current increase in population health challenges of noncommunicable diseases and risk factors such as obesity. Adolescents are highly engaged with mobile technology, but the challenge is t...
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Background: The prevalence of overweight is increasing worldwide in children. Multi-component interventions incorporating diet, physical activity, and behavioural change have been shown to reduce body mass index (BMI). Whilst many children have their own smartphone, the clinical effects of using smartphone applications (apps) for overweight are un...
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This study presents a design process for the ergonomic design of a hockey stick ultrasound probe, based on clinical applications needs, competitors benchmarking and analysis of feedback about a commercially available probe. The design is performed in two phases: (1) design of the product and initial evaluation of subjective satisfaction of expert u...
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This paper describes the NESTORE e-coaching strategy and system architecture and its unique approach to support older adults to achieve a healthier lifestyle. The novelty of the NESTORE project is the definition of a multi-domain personalized pathway where the e-coach accompany the user throughout different structured and non-structured coaching ac...
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BACKGROUND Promotion of physical activity, healthy eating, adequate sleep, and reduced sedentary behavior in adolescents is a major priority globally given the current increase in population health challenges of noncommunicable diseases and risk factors such as obesity. Adolescents are highly engaged with mobile technology, but the challenge is to...
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Smart clothes development history started in the military field and this still remains a main application field. A soldier is like a high-performance athlete, where monitoring of physical and physiological capabilities of primary importance. Wearable systems and smart clothes can answer this need appropriately. Smart cloth represents a “second skin...
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OCRA (Occupational Repetitive Action) index is one of the most used method for supporting risk assessment in tasks requiring manual handling of low loads at high frequency. One of the main drawbacks of this method is that the operator analyses the activities by observing videos. This kind of procedure is inherently not objective and operator-depend...
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The huge number of workers affected by musculoskeletal diseases and disorders demonstrates that prevention in working environment is an important issue. Large scale retail trade involves lots of workers, with a multiplicity of tasks and activities. The working tasks and environment condition the onset of these diseases. Digital Human Modeling (DHM)...
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OCRA is a standard risk assessment method addressing manual handling of low loads at high frequency. This method requires the operator to perform a video analysis checking kind and extension of the movements made by workers. The analyst has to take note about number of performed actions and joint angles amplitude. Often this turn out to be a poorly...
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In this paper we present an innovative approach to design smart clothing using statistical body shape modeling (SBSM) from the CAESAR™ dataset. A combination of different digital technologies and applications are used to create a common co-design workflow for garment design. User and apparel product design and developers can get personalized predic...
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Digital Human Modeling (DHM) can support the design of the working environment, to avoid the risks of work-related musculoskeletal diseases and disorders (WRMSD). Large Scale Retail Trade involves a large amount of workers, performing a huge number of tasks and activities. The aim of this study was to analyze the working activities and tasks and as...
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Ageing population is growing faster in EU. ICT can provide solutions for Active Ageing; however, the success of novel ICT solutions depends on the user perception of their efficacy to support toward health promotion and global wellness. In this context, the H2020 project NESTORE (Non-intrusive Empowering Solutions and Technologies for Older people...
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mHealth is one of the emerging markets offering numerous opportunities both for the involved stakeholders and for doctors to improve the quality of life of patients. For this reason, a smart analysis of patents and innovations in mHealth together with the identification of the next future challenges is necessary for companies to enter the market an...
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This book describes current trends in m_Health technology, systems, and applications. The book proposes a multifaceted view on m-Health opportunities and requirements starting from four aspects: patient, technology, design and innovation. The analysis is completed by a market segmentation overview and by the most recent research experiences to offe...
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Physiological status and physical activity, social interaction, cognitive and emotional status, and nutrition in older people are the key target areas addressed by the NESTORE project. It is aimed at developing a multi-domain solution for users, able to prolong their functional, social, and cognitive capacity by empowering, stimulating, and unobtru...
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The ability to engage the user in a conversation and the credibility of the system are two fundamental characteristics of virtual coaches. In this paper, we present the architecture of a conversational e-coach for promoting healthy lifestyles in older age, developed in the context of the NESTORE H2020 EU project. The proposed system allows multiple...
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A driver’s behavior and their psychophysical state are the most common causes of road accidents. The research presented in the paper proposes a method that allows the identification of highly dangerous road stretches/intersections in advance, based on the localization of stressful/relaxing situations measured on drivers. These were measured through...
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Miniaturized wearable Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) offer new opportunities for the functional assessment of motor functions for medicine, sport, and ergonomics. Sparse reliability validation studies have been conducted without a common specific approach and protocol. A set of guidelines to design validation protocol for these systems is propose...
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Ultrasound (US) system design ergonomics is a closely related task to work-related musculoskeletal disorders among sonographers. Lack of common design principles behind control panels and UI/workflow characteristics among different vendors, is nowadays a characteristics of the Diagnostic US Market. A set of benchmarks, i.e. the analysis of previous...
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Wearable systems are gaining broad acceptance for monitoring physiological parameters in several medical applications. Among a number of approaches, smart textiles have attracted interest because they are comfortable and do not impair patients' movements. In this article, we aim at developing a smart textile for respiratory monitoring based on a pi...
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In contemporary society, non-communicable diseases linked to unhealthy lifestyles, such as obesity, are on the rise with a major impact on global deaths. Prevention is the new frontier, promising to increase life expectancy and quality, while reducing costs related to healthcare. The PEGASO project developed a mobile ecosystem where the digital Com...
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A model based on a harmonic oscillator describing human walking and balance with the sinusoidal trajectory of the center of mass of a subject during gait is presented. This model allows overcoming the traditional drift due to the double integration of raw acceleration data. The protocol uses a single 3D accelerometer worn at the pelvis level. The s...
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Task analysis in diagnostic medical sonography is a difficult topic in terms of definition, description at the practical level and differences between clinical applications. The present work describes the task analysis of 28 Diagnostic Ultrasound systems in several clinical applications, 15 systems used by sonographers (USA) and 13 systems used by...
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The problem of work related musculoskeletal disorder (WRMSD) among sonographers is of great importance. The term WRMSD is used to describe conditions that are caused or aggravated by workplace activities. The updated Industry Standards for the Prevention of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sonography, published recently by the Society of D...
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This study presents some preliminary and unexpected findings of the possible role of the music in Tourette Syndrome (TS) treatment in a single case study who first elicit this effect. The role of rhythmic music auditory stimulation on tics modulation was quantitively investigated using an integrated assessment that consist in collecting simultaneou...
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Evaluating human performance and identifying critical constraints in the human-machine-environment system is a challenge: the high number of variables and their mutual relation-ships and influence on the multiple degrees of freedom make it a complex task. Despite this complexity an ecologic approach is needed to analyse the system in its natural fu...
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Several studies focused on the importance of postural balance as a key for success of shooting performance and training. The most destabilizing factor is recoil that is the reaction effect produced on humans by a shooting task. To assess the postural control during a shooting task, stabilometry (posturo graphy) is the golden standard technique. For...
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BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's disease (AD) progressively impairs individual's wayfinding ability. For older adults with AD, the decline of sensory acuity due to ageing and the deterioration of cognitive domains worsen their sense of direction. OBJECTIVE: This paper presents (1) a concept of wearable navigational assistance using haptic stimuli to help th...
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This study presents the application of a wearable monitoring system for r the assessment of tic events in subjects affected by Tourette Syndrome (TS). A multifactorial analysis and validation of the proposed system is carried out collecting simultaneous and synchronized recordings of data from the wearable actigraph and from two videocameras that a...
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The growing number of elderly people with health issues is the consequence of the increase in life expectancy. Tele-homecare applications have already reported promising results on reducing health care costs and improving quality of life. In this study, we present the SMARTA platform (www.smarta-project.it): a fully integrated system capable to mon...
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Promoting healthy lifestyles can be a successful weapon in counter-fighting the epidemics of overweight and obesity. The PEGASO project aims at encouraging adolescents to become co-creators of their own health. In particular, it aims at creating an ecosystem where adolescents are motivated and supported in adopting healthy lifestyles. In this ecosy...
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mHealth is an emerging and rapidly developing field with huge exploitation expectancies both in improving life quality of patients and in market opportunities. Patents and innovations in mHealth represents a priority for companies to enter and exploit their know-how and market requests. This paper focuses on the analysis of the Intellectual Propert...
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The aim of this paper is to present a didactic experience in designing mobile health systems during a Bachelor Degree class in Industrial Design. The scope is to prove the role of Design in the innovation process and how its approach and methodologies connect research, innovation and technology. As case studies, two projects are presented. In the f...
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Variations in heart rate can be evaluated by several methods and measurements instruments. Smart clothing offers the opportunity to monitoring soldier’s physiological status in an intrusive and ecological approach. Intensive military training, missions, fatigue can create Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) and Physical Exhaustion (FPE) on soldi...
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The work studies the acceleration of a single tri- axial accelerometer fixed at the sacrum position on the back of subject next to the COM (Center of Mass). The correlation between the cycle of the COM and the cycle of the walking is analyzed by using a harmonic oscillator as a model for human locomotion. The COM position is calculated without any...
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This paper describes the proposal of a validation procedure to assess the reliability of wearables systems. According to the two main categories of devices we have defined an integrated experimental protocol composed by two parts: the first one applies to sensorized garments or similar devices (also including belts or patches) while the second part...
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Background: The increase in life expectancy is accompanied by a growing number of elderly subjects affected by chronic comorbidities, a health issue which also implies important socioeconomic consequences. Shifting from hospital or community dwelling care towards a home personalized healthcare paradigm would promote active aging with a better qual...
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The last two decades show that population is continuously and gradually aging; in Italy, the percentage of over-sixties has increased since 1980 by more than 50 % while the over-eighties by more than 150 %. Aging causes a consequent psycho-physical decline which in many cases requires specific care and precautions by relatives. However, as can be e...
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The purpose of this theoretical paper is to describe the development of a new technology for the automated analysis and design definition of Ultrasound (US) system User Interfaces (UI) and US transducers. US examination is a real-time multi-factor approach, which involves the whole sonographer’s body; its automated evaluation, analysis and design m...
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PEGASO is a FP7-funded project whose goal is to develop an ICT and mobile-based platform together with an appropriate strategy to tackle the diffusion of obesity and other lifestyle-related illnesses among teenagers. Indeed, the design of an engaging strategy, leveraging a complementary set of technologies, is the approach proposed by the project t...
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Recoil is the effect produced on humans by a shooting task: it provokes an external perturbation on the postural control that can induce the COP to exit from the base of support thus implying the risk of falling. Several studies focused on the importance of postural balance as a key for success for the shooting performance and training (Ball, 2003;...
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A good design of smart clothing for soldiers is crucial element for safety, security and ergonomic factors. These have to be addressed together with the traditional wearability and comfort ones. Anthropometric and gender considerations, as well as textile requirements are to be included into the design core. In that process, we can distinguish two...
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Designing smart garments has strong interdisciplinary implications, specifically related to user and technical requirements, but also because of the very different applications they have: medicine, sport and fitness, lifestyle monitoring, workplace and job conditions analysis, etc. This paper aims to discuss some user, textile, and technical issues...