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)
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 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)
INTRODUCTION In cancer patients, the chest computer tomography (CT) can be used to identify asymptomatic pulmonary embolism (APE). In most cases, these patients are treated with anticoagulant drugs for at least 3 months. The American College of Physicians recommend treatment of these patients as patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism. In this study,(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)
BACKGROUND Inguinal hernia is one of the most common diseases in the elderly. Treatment of this pathology is exclusively surgical and relies almost always on the use of local anesthesia. While in the past hernia surgery was carried out mainly by general anesthesia, in recent years there has been growing emphasis on the role of local anesthesia. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Groin hernia is one of the most frequently encountered pathologies occurring in old age and it is often the cause of emergency procedures. In our study we evaluate the impact of emergency procedures in over 75 patients compared to younger patients. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study about patients who underwent emergency hernioplasty(More)