Luigi Battista

Luigi Battista
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart | UNICATT · www.luigibattista.it

PhD in Engineering

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28
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Additional affiliations
May 2014 - July 2014
Università degli Studi della Basilicata
Position
  • Contract Professor
Description
  • Electronics
March 2014 - present
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
Position
  • Contract Professor
Description
  • Bioengineering
April 2013 - April 2014
INO - Istituto Nazionale di Ottica
Position
  • Research Associate

Publications

Publications (28)
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Highly sensitive detection of biomolecules is of paramount interest in many fields including biomedicine, safety and eco-pollution. Conventional analyses use well-established techniques with detection limits ~1 pM. Here we propose a pyro-concentrator able to accumulate biomolecules directly onto a conventional binding surface. The operation princip...
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In this work, a simple and low-cost air flow sensor, based on a novel fiber-optic sensing technique has been developed for monitoring air flows rates supplied by a neonatal ventilator to support infants in intensive care units. The device is based on a fiber optic sensing technique allowing (a) the immunity to light intensity variations independent...
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Background The current gold standard for evaluating normal and impaired motor performances includes the use of the information provided by the patient and the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). However, clinical rating scales are typically subjective and their time-limited duration may fail to capture daily fluctuations in motor symp...
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The clinical assessment of Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms is typically performed with neurological examinations and simple motor tests. However, this only takes into account the severity of motor symptoms during the length of the recording and fails to capture variations in a patient’s motor state, which change continuously during the day. Most...
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A simple and rapid process for multiscale printing of bioinks with dot widths ranging from hundreds of microns down to 0.5 μm is presented. The process makes use of spontaneous surface charges generated pyroelectrically that are able to draw little daughter droplets directly from the free meniscus of a mother drop through jetting (“p-jet”), thus av...
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Home mechanical ventilation is the treatment of patients with respiratory failure or insufficiency by means of a mechanical ventilator at a patient?s home. In order to allow remote patient monitoring, several tele-monitoring systems have been introduced in the last few years. However, most of them usually do not allow real-time services, as they ha...
Conference Paper
Patients who have acute respiratory failure and who have not responded to other treatment options can benefit from using a treatment, called Home Mechanical Ventilation. In order to allow the remote patient monitoring, in the last few years several tele-monitoring systems have been introduced, but most of them usually do not allow real-time service...
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Published standards for the performance evaluation of pulmonary ventilators are mainly directed to manufacturers rather than to end-users and often considered inadequate or not comprehensive. In order to contribute to overcome the problems above, a novel measurement system was proposed and tested with waveforms of mechanical ventilation by means of...
Patent
A system and a method for home mechanical ventilation are disclosed herein to monitor mechanically ventilated patients remotely; the system performs a continuous measurement of the main parameters of pulmonary ventilation and may provide their temporal pattern both during a single breath and for every breath occurring during the whole day. Moreover...
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The pyro-electrohydrodynamic (EHD) manipulation of liquids has been discovered and demonstrated recently as a high resolution printing technique avoiding the use of nozzles and external electrodes. The activation of the pyro-electric effect is usually achieved on ferroelectric crystals by an external heating source or by an infrared laser. Here, we...
Conference Paper
Ultrasound image uniformity is a parameter often used in medical ultrasound system testing, as an object can be displayed in different shapes and textures within the field of view, depending on instrumentation performances. Therefore Ultrasound Image Uniformity evaluation can be used for failures detection as well for quality assurance. In this pap...
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Electrical conductivity and viscosity play a major role in the tip jetting behaviour of liquids subjected to electrohydrodynamic (EHD) forces, thus influencing significantly the printing performance. Recently, we developed a nozzle- and electrode-free pyro-EHD system as a versatile alternative to conventional EHD configurations and we demonstrated...
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From studies on the dynamic characterization of human bones, it is noticed that reference data on the viscous behavior of the bone marrow are quite poor. Dependently from marrow limited availability and its opacity, we have not been able to retrieve a tool of appropriate characteristics able to measure bone marrow viscosity. Therefore, principal te...
Conference Paper
A new optical fiber differential pressure sensor has been proposed for neonatal pulmonary ventilation and an experimental investigation on its dynamical metrological performances is here reported. The proposed measurement system has been preliminarily tested by monitoring the mouth pressure during simple respiratory tests in healthy patients and du...
Conference Paper
Image quality assurance tests on medical ultrasound systems are often performed by technicians using ultrasound phantoms and results depend on phantom features as well as scanner settings and operator experience. In the present study variations on some features of the B-mode image have been investigated when the ultrasound probe is handled by the t...
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A novel fiber-optic flow sensor has been developed for monitoring inspiratory efforts during neonatal mechanical ventilation. The considered sensor is based on fiber-optic sensing techniques, allowing the reduction of the effects due to electromagnetic interferences and a possible improvement of the electrical safety conditions. In the arrangement...
Conference Paper
A deep investigation on the dynamics of the liquid jets released during pyro- electrohydrodinamic dispensing method has been performed by means of a Digital Holography (DH) technique and an high-speed camera; moreover, the phenomenon of liquid dispensing with different kinds of drop (i.e. DNA solution, almond oil and polystyrene latex beads dispers...
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A simple measurement system (MS) is developed to perform sound localization on a plane and evaluate its performances with specific attention to calibration and uncertainty evaluation. The sensing element is composed of two microphones mounted at the left and right ears on a cap. The localization of sound source is obtained by the estimation of the...
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This paper reports the development of an optical fiber flow sensor for neonatal mechanical ventilation. The sensor is based on a novel fiber-optic sensing technique allowing it to result less sensitive to light intensity fluctuations independent by the measurand than intensity based sensors.
Conference Paper
A novel fiber-optic accelerometer has been developed for the quantitative assessment of parkinsonian tremor at rest. The transducers is based on a fiber-optic sensing technique, that reduce some important drawbacks of biomedical applications, such as patient electrical safety and electromagnetic interference, and allows a non-invasive solution for...
Conference Paper
A novel fiber-optic pressure sensor is proposed for monitoring respiratory pressure in mechanically ventilated infants. The sensor principle is based on the measurement of the displacement of an emitting optical fiber cantilever due to the differential pressure applied on a capsule, performed by means of a photodiode array. The proposed fiber-optic...
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A novel optical fiber air flow sensor was developed for monitoring flow rates supplied by infant ventilators. The device is based on a fiber optic sensing technique and overcomes some important shortcomings of biomedical applications, such as electromagnetic interference and possible electrical hazard. The sensing principle is based on measuring th...
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A morphing technique aimed to correlate lung cancer patient’s chest cross circumference variations with tumor morphology during quiet respiration is here described. Two CT slices corresponding to the same tumor section are acquired at forced inspiration and forced expiration and correlated with chest circumference values. An image sequence has been...

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What is the melting point of cured PDMS (Polydimethylsiloxane)?

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Develop Lab on Chip diagnostic tools and devices based on imaging by a Label-Free Coherent Microscopy via Digital Holography and Quantitative Phase Imaging.