Giovanni Passetti

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— This work aims at implementing an event driven neuromorphic vestibular sensor using a commercial Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and a custom analog VLSI neuromorphic chip. We investigate a model of the vestibular sensor that emulates the spiking responses of hair cells in the semicircular canals. We calibrate the neuromorphic chip to match the parameters(More)
The vestibular system plays a crucial role in the sense of balance and spatial orientation in mammals. It is a sensory system that detects both rotational and translational motion of the head, via its semicircular canals and otoliths respectively. In this work, we propose a real-time hardware model of an artificial vestibular system, implemented using a(More)
Preterm infants, i.e. babies born after a gestation period shorter than 37 weeks, spend less time exploring objects. The quantitative measurement of grasping actions and forces in infants can give insights on their typical or atypical motor development. The aim of this work was to test a new tool, a kit of sensorized toys, to longitudinally measure, monitor(More)
The development of robotic devices able to perform manipulation tasks mimicking the human hand has been assessed on large scale. This work stands in the challenging scenario where soft materials are combined with bio-inspired design in order to develop soft grippers with improved grasping and holding capabilities. We are going to show a low-cost,(More)
– Thesis Topic: Study and project of a CDMA readout interface for inertial sensors. – Thesis Topic: Project, production and testing of an analog interface for integrated gas flow sensors. • Multithreaded remote shell for UNIX systems-Programmed in C using the pthread library • LED control, Stepper motor control, PID controller, Temperature(More)
—Stroke and other neurological conditions affect the population of infants in relevant percentages. Preterm infants are the group at highest risk for neurological damage. Currently, these infants have rehabilitation sessions few times a week in rehabilitation centres, but according to basic neuroscience it would be necessary to provide them with an early,(More)
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