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OBJECTIVE We assessed the body composition of 8-y-old children living in Livorno through the integration of bioelectrical and anthropometric evaluations. METHODS The study, conducted during December 2005, involved 8-y-old third graders of Livorno, Italy. We collected for each subject (449 children, 210 female and 239 male) anthropometric parameters and(More)
Due to major advances in the information technology, telemedicine applications are ready for a widespread use. Nonetheless, to allow their diffusion in National Health Care Systems (NHCSs) specific methodologies of health technology assessment (HTA) should be used to assess the standardization, the overall quality, the interoperability, the addressing to(More)
Cardiologic Emergency Project is based on a hospital network in Milan, Italy, in order to provide patients with more efficient first aid immediately after the occurrence of an Acute Coronary Syndrome. The Project includes ECG transmission from running ambulances to the 118 telephone central help desk, and from there to the suitable hospital. Since the(More)
BACKGROUND The management of patients with chronic heart failure turns to new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, focusing on an integrated network among general practitioners and cardiologists. METHODS In order to improve heart failure patient care, we developed a pilot study to assess the feasibility of a homecare program including visits performed(More)
Telemedicine and telehealth are strategic areas to allow effective and efficient healthcare services. For this reason, Cefriel and Politecnico di Milano provide the " Telemedicine and Telehealth MSc course " , a one year advanced course open to both technical and clinical graduates that provide a specific professional training.
Nowadays digital ultrasound-cardiovascular devices are able to send out directly digital images and films. Thanks to the large adoption of such devices, the echocardiographic world is facing new ways of exchanging images and collaborating. What we present in this paper is a review of the experimental projects carried in Lombardy, meant to support the work(More)
CEFRIEL (Centre for Research and Training in Information Technology) is a non-profit organization that represents a point of contact among University, Technological Companies and Public Government. Since its foundation in 1988 its goal has been related to the education and the research in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). CEFRIEL constitutes(More)
Over two decades of research in the field of Interaction Design and Computer Supported Cooperative Work convinced us that the current design of workstations no longer fits users' needs. It is time to design new personal computers based on metaphors alternative to the desktop one. With this SIG, we are seeking to involve international HCI professionals into(More)
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