The research activity of the Biomedical Instrumentation Lab aims at the design, implementation and carrying out of specific measurement procedures for the assessment of physiological parameters.
The Research Group also deals with the characterisation of the metrological performances of biomedical instrumentation and/ or biomedical prostheses.
The Group is active mainly in the framework of EU research projects and international collaborations.
The Group has taken part in the following EU projects dealing with measurements on humans:
- CASBLiP (“Cognitive Aid System for Blind People” 6th Framework Programme-UE-2006-2009), in which the Group was involved in the design and implementation of position measurement systems based on GPS techniques, EGNOSS and inertial sensors to assist navigation of visually impaired people.
- VIBTOOL (“Grip-Force Mapping for Characterisation of Hand-Held Vibrating Tools”, 5th Framework Programme -UE-2002-2005), in which the Group focused on the study of measurement systems based on arrays of polymeric pressure sensors for the assessment of grip and push forces exerted by operators working with hand-held vibration tools (jackhammers, drills, grinders, etc.).
- DOPTEST (“Hand-harm vibration measurements by laser vibrometry aimed at product development and optimization” 4th Framework Programme -UE-1997-2000), in which the Group was involved in the development of measurement methods based on the use of laser vibrometers for the assessment of the vibrational characteristics of operators suing vibrating tools.
The Group has also taken part in many projects and collaborations with national groups and bodies: PRIN (Research Projects of National Interest), CNR-FIRB projects, ISPESL projects, etc.
Finally, the Group collaborates with companies in the biomedical and biomechanical field for the study, characterisation and development of their products.