Uncanny but not confusing: Multisite study of perceptual category confusion in the Uncanny Valley
Results suggest category confusion does not explain the Uncanny Valley effect, with a pattern of categorization suggesting that humans do perceive a categorical robot/human boundary.
Muscle Synergies in Clinical Practice: Theoretical and Practical Implications
This chapter wants to be an intuitive and practical guide to those practitioners, new to the concept of muscle synergies, willing to understand how to perform such an analysis in typical clinical settings.
Evaluating the Acceptability of Assistive Robots for Early Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment
- M. Luperto, M. Romeo, N. A. Borghese
- Computer ScienceIEEE/RJS International Conference on Intelligent…
- 20 June 2019
This work presents a system where a specific set of cognitive tests is selected, digitalized, and integrated with a robotic assistant, whose task is the guidance and supervision of the users during the completion of such tests.
Increased task-uncorrelated muscle activity in childhood dystonia
- Francesca Lunardini, Serena Maggioni, C. Casellato, M. Bertucco, A. Pedrocchi, T. Sanger
- Psychology, MedicineJournal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
- 12 June 2015
An innovative and practical method to objectively measure movement abnormalities during the performance of a continuous figure-eight writing task in children with dystonia and 9 age-matched healthy controls is presented, consistent with the hypothesis that the ability to appropriately suppress variable and uncorrelated elements of movement is impaired.
Supervised Digital Neuropsychological Tests for Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: Usability and Clinical Validity Study
A supervised, digitized version of 2 neuropsychological tests, which consists of a web app that implements a tablet-based version of the tests and consists of an innovative vocal assistant that acts as the virtual supervisor for the execution of the test.
IoT ink pen for ecological monitoring of daily life handwriting*
- D. D. Febbo, Francesca Lunardini, M. Malavolti, A. Pedrocchi, N. A. Borghese, S. Ferrante
- Computer Science42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE…
- 1 July 2020
A novel electronic ink pen is designed and validated, equipped with motion and writing force sensing, for the ecological daily-life monitoring of handwriting in uncontrolled environments and its results pave the way towards the use of the pen for daily life handwriting monitoring.
Robustness and Reliability of Synergy-Based Myocontrol of a Multiple Degree of Freedom Robotic Arm
- Francesca Lunardini, C. Casellato, A. d’Avella, T. Sanger, A. Pedrocchi
- EngineeringIEEE transactions on neural systems and…
- 1 September 2016
The proposed control scheme was shown to be robust to co-contraction between antagonist muscles, providing better performance compared to the traditional muscle-pair approach.
Children With and Without Dystonia Share Common Muscle Synergies While Performing Writing Tasks
- Francesca Lunardini, C. Casellato, M. Bertucco, T. Sanger, A. Pedrocchi
- Psychology, MedicineAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
- 30 May 2017
Results suggest that the synergy analysis has the ability of capturing the uncorrupted part of the electromyographic signal in dystonia, and supports a possible future use of muscle synergies in the design of myocontrol interfaces for children with dySTONia.
The MOVECARE Project: Home-based Monitoring of Frailty
- Francesca Lunardini, M. Luperto, S. Ferrante
- MedicineIEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical…
- 1 May 2019
Here, it is described how home-based monitoring of frailty is addressed within MoveCare, specifically for the five Fried criteria.
Speed-Accuracy Trade-Off in a Trajectory-Constrained Self-Feeding Task
- Francesca Lunardini, M. Bertucco, C. Casellato, Nasir H. Bhanpuri, A. Pedrocchi, T. Sanger
- PsychologyJournal of child neurology
- 20 April 2015
Investigating upper-limb kinematics and electromyographic activity of 8 children with dystonia and 8 healthy children during a trajectory-constrained child-relevant task that emulates self-feeding with a spoon and requires continuous monitoring of accuracy shows results consistent with the hypothesis of increased signal-dependent noise in dySTONia.