Tommaso Bianco

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We investigated gesture description of sound stimuli performed during a listening task. Our hypothesis is that the strategies in gestural responses depend on the level of identification of the sound source and specifically on the identification of the action causing the sound. To validate our hypothesis, we conducted two experiments. In the first(More)
In this paper we present an experimental study concerning gestural embodiment of environmental sounds in a listening context. The presented work is part of a project aiming at modeling movement-sound relationships, with the end goal of proposing novel approaches for designing musical instruments and sounding objects. The experiment is based on sound stimuli(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility and the safety of hernioplasty under local anaesthesia in elderly patients with significant comorbidity. METHODS A total of 218 patients underwent inguinal hernia repair with mesh between June 2009 and July 2012. Presence of comorbid conditions and complications were compared between patients(More)
BACKGROUND Substantial progresses in the management of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) have been made in the past two decades. Progress in the understanding of the endothelial-platelet interaction during health and disease state has resulted in better antiplatelet drugs that can prevent platelet aggregation, activation and thrombosis during angioplasty(More)
In this paper we focus on the analysis of sound producing gestures in the musical domain. We investigate the behavior of intrao-ral pressure exerted by a trumpet performer in the production of single and concatenated notes. Investigation is carried out with functional data analysis techniques. Results show that different variation patterns occur for single(More)
BACKGROUND Angiodysplasia of the gastrointestinal tract is an uncommon, but not rare, cause of bleeding and severe anemia in elderly. Different treatments exist for this kind of pathology. METHODS The aim of this work was to study 40 patients treated for intestinal angiodysplasia with two different kind of endoscopic treatments: argon plasma coagulation(More)
BACKGROUND Inguinal hernioplasty is well established as a day-surgery procedure, our purpose is to assess the safeness of this approach in elderly patients. METHODS A total of 292 inguinal hernioplasty were performed between June 2009 and February 2013. Patients were divided into 3 groups depending on the age and postoperative complications were compared(More)
In this paper we present the description and the first results of a pilot experiment in which participants were requested to mimic the production of sonic elements trough different control modalities. Results show different degrees of dependence of the control temporal profiles with the dynamic level and temporal ordering of the stimuli. The protocol and(More)
Hydatid disease (HD) is caused by Echinococcus Granulosus (EG), which is a larva endemic in many undeveloped areas. The most common target is the liver (59%-75%). The retroperitoneal space is considered as a rare localization. We report an uncommon case of HD located in the adrenal gland space. PRESENTATION OF CASE This is a 78-year-old Moroccan woman,(More)
The authors evaluated the role of endoscopic techniques in the diagnosis and in the potential treatment of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) localized in the gastro-entero-pancreatic system, on the basis of their experience and of the international literature. NET are rare tumors that arise from neuroendocrine cells of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. It(More)