Luigi Battista

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the long-term outcome of an outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programme (PRP) in patients with chronic airway obstruction (CAO). In 61 CAO patients (35 asthmatics and 26 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)) lung and respiratory muscle function, exercise tolerance (by symptom limited cycloergometer and walking(More)
A novel optical fiber air flow sensor was developed for monitoring flow rates supplied by infant ventilators. The device is based on a fiber optic sensing technique and overcomes some important shortcomings of biomedical applications, such as electromagnetic interference and possible electrical hazard. The sensing principle is based on measuring the(More)
Patients who have acute respiratory failure and who have not responded to other treatment options can benefit from using a treatment, called Home Mechanical Ventilation. In order to allow the remote patient monitoring, in the last few years several tele-monitoring systems have been introduced, but most of them usually do not allow real-time services, are(More)
— A simple measurement system (MS) is developed to perform sound localization on a plane and evaluate its performances with specific attention to calibration and uncertainty evaluation. The sensing element is composed of two microphones mounted at the left and right ears on a cap. The localization of sound source is obtained by the estimation of the delay(More)
A morphing technique aimed to correlate lung cancer patient's chest cross circumference variations with tumor morphology during quiet respiration is here described. Two CT slices corresponding to the same tumor section are acquired at forced inspiration and forced expiration and correlated with chest circumference values. An image sequence has been obtained(More)
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