Alessandro Sabato

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Cortical motor maps of first dorsal interosseus (FDI), abductor digit minimi (ADM) and wrist flexors muscles were produced following transcranial focal magnetic stimulation of the contralateral motor areas in seven volunteers. Motor evoked potentials (MEPs) were recorded before and during median and radial nerves anaesthetic block at wrist. Results(More)
Neuromagnetic fields from the left cerebral hemisphere of three healthy, right-handed subjects were investigated preceding and during voluntary index finger movements performed every 8-15 s under two different experimental conditions: before (stage A) and during (stage B) anesthetic block of median and radial nerves at the wrist. The anesthesia caused(More)
Excitability and conductivity of corticospinal tracts of 10 volunteers were investigated by motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) to transcranial magnetic brain stimulation, before and after anesthetic block of right median (sensory + motor) and radial (sensory) nervous fibers at the wrist. MEPs were simultaneously recorded from two ulnar-supplied muscles during(More)
Latency and amplitude characteristics of motor evoked potentials (MEPs) from abductor digiti minimi (ADM) and first dorsal interosseus (FDI) muscles were evaluated in 7 healthy volunteers via magnetic transcranial stimulation of the hemiscalp overlying contralateral motor areas. MEPs in complete relaxation and during contraction were recorded in two(More)
Recent advances in the Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) technology have made wireless MEMS accelerometers an attractive tool for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of civil engineering structures. To date, sensors' low sensitivity and accuracy--especially at very low frequencies--have imposed serious limitations for their application in monitoring(More)
This work deals with the design, the characterization and testing of a novel glass-ceramic to be used as sealant for planar solid oxide fuel cells and its compatibility with Mn 1.5 Co 1.5 O 4 coated Crofer22APU. Thermal, sintering and crystallization behaviour and thermo mechanical properties of the sealant are reviewed and discussed, indicating therefore(More)
In recent years, growing interest has been aroused by the possibility of monitoring wirelessly the dynamic response and the state of aging infrastructures. Micro Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) based equipment has revealed to be an emerging technology for vibration monitoring of large-sized civil structures such as bridges and buildings. Once problems(More)
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