Alessandro De Mauro

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Cerebrovascular accidents (CVA) and spinal cord injuries (SCI) are the most common causes of paralysis and paresis with reported prevalence of 12,000 cases per million and 800 cases per million, respectively. Disabilities that follow CVA (hemiplegia) or SCI (paraplegia, tetraplegia) severely impair motor functions (e.g., standing, walking, reaching and(More)
New motor rehabilitation therapies include virtual reality (VR) and robotic technologies. In limb rehabilitation, limb posture is required to (1) provide a limb realistic representation in VR games and (2) assess the patient improvement. When exoskeleton devices are used in the therapy, the measurements of their joint angles cannot be directly used to(More)
The aim of this work is to develop a realistic virtual model of the human brain that could be used in a neurosurgical simulation for both educational and preoperative planning purposes. The goal of such a system would be to enhance the practice of surgery students, avoiding the use of animals, cadavers and plastic phantoms. A surgeon, before carrying out(More)
A range of new user interfaces and systems have been developed as novel and relevant tools in neurorehabilitation, allowing the implementation and exploration of new rehabilitation approaches and protocols to be complemented and to improve upon traditional methods. In this special issue both medical and engineering aspects of these tools as well as(More)
With the increasing availability of multimodal data, an important current topic is to provide surgeons with tools for the visual exploration of the patient data according to their own preferences and experience. In the operating theatre very rigid visualisation modalities are normally available and each of them is usually dedicated to one specific aspect of(More)