Federico Traverso

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Sialidosis is a lysosomal storage disease caused by the deficiency of alpha-N-acetyl neuraminidase-1 (NEU1). Sialidosis is classified into two main clinical variants: Type I, the milder form of the disease, and Type II, which can in turn be subdivided into three forms: congenital, infantile and juvenile. We report herein the clinical, biochemical and(More)
The knowledge of the impact of sensors tolerances in the beamformer performance is of crucial importance in many design cases, especially when superdirective arrays are employed. The availability of the array characteristics (i.e. perturbations on sensors responses and elements displacement), allows to obtain an expectation of the system capabilities(More)
For linear arrays with fixed steering and an inter-element spacing smaller than one half of the wavelength, end-fire steering of a data-independent beamformer offers better directivity than broadside steering. The introduction of a lower bound on the white noise gain ensures the necessary robustness against random array errors and sensor mismatches.(More)
Traditional hearing aids are limited by the absence of spatial selectivity. Superdirective microphone array can recover such limit, performing a spatial filtering to achieve an augmented SNR. We present Glassense, a platform hosting a double microphone array connected to a processing unit and mounted on the frame of common glasses. The platform has the(More)
Linear arrays steered to end-fire provide superdirective robust performance if a constraint is imposed on the white-noise gain. Filter-and-sum beamformers achieve the maximum constrained directivity by tuning their complex weights over the frequency. Delay-and-sum beamformers have simpler structures, but their weights are fixed and optimized at a given(More)
In this paper we propose and assess a technique to tune the trade-off between the directivity and the robustness of a frequency-invariant beam pattern, without the need to modify the designed FIR filters. Starting from a filter-and-sum beamformer over a superdirective array, synthesized by a stochastic and analytic method, which possesses the maximum(More)
Objective To assess the efficacy of IL-1 beta receptor antagonist (IL-1RA) in the treatment of steroid dependent idiopathic recurrent pericarditis (RP). Methods Three patients (1 male, 2 females, aged between 13 and 16) were enrolled. RP was defined by "pericardial" pain and ≥1 of the following signs: fever, pericardial friction rub, electrocardiographic(More)