Antonino S. Fiorillo

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In this paper we consider the problem of stabilizing a bilinear system via linear state feedback control. A procedure is proposed which, given a polytope V surrounding the origin of the state space, finds, if existing, a controller in the form u = Kx, such that the zero equilibrium point of the closed loop system is asymptotically stable and V is enclosed(More)
A piezoresistive strain-gauge sensor, mounted in an array configuration, for the measurement of distributed pressures during robotic grasp applications is investigated. The prototype presented consists of a 16-element test cell connected to an electronic acquisition unit that also provides temperature compensation. The structure of the tactile sensor and(More)
Nowadays, monitoring the attention level of a driver is a useful tool for assuring a better degree of safety aboard motor vehicles. Recent literature reports different technologies that have been explored for evaluating various critical physical parameters of drivers. This paper presents an attempt to integrate different non-intrusive monitoring systems(More)
Circulating oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory markers change after regular physical exercise; however, how a short session of acute physical activity affects the inflammatory status and redox balance in sedentary individuals is still unclear. Aim of this study is to assess antioxidant and inflammatory parameters, both at rest and after acute exercise,(More)
GOAL Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease which is very common in the population and requires frequent clinical and pharmacological treatment. In the following, a study based on Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy analyzing saliva proteomic components in psoriatic patients against diabetic patients and a control group is presented. Clinical analysis(More)
Mammals such as rats and bats process high frequency ultrasound waves, through their acoustic nerves, by codifying acoustic signals by means of a complex biological neural network. Similarly, sonar systems based on piezoelectric polymers process ultrasounds in air which, properly elaborated and codified by an artificial neural network, are suitable for(More)
The paper presents a continuous breathing pattern monitoring system using a piezoelectric transducer and low power CMOS integrated circuit. The system is compatible for being used as a wearable device around the chest using a belt. The piezoelectric sensor is a ferroelectric polymer which is a biocompatible material. The rest of the integrated circuit is(More)
Ethological communication permits the exchange of context-specific information among mammals. In recent literature, many investigations have been performed on behavioral responses but little is known about neurophysiological pattern activation. In this study we investigated neuron patterns in response to ultrasound vocalizations, mapping the auditory cortex(More)
Rutin was microencapsulated in a chitosan matrix using the spray-drying technique and the resulting system was investigated. High amounts of rutin were efficiently entrapped within polymeric microspheres, and these microparticles were characterized by a smooth surface and afforded a controlled release of the active compound. The anti-inflammatory activity(More)