Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
The ever growing impact of measurement processes in the field of biomedical applications over the last years, has faced a significant evolution within the investigation of mechanical and thermal quantities to describe and monitor vital processes.
New emerging approaches to biomedical diagnostic has enforced the need of new methodologies for non-invasive or minimally invasive measurement techniques and analysis methods.
The topics of this special session are proposed to encourage contamination between researchers from academia and specialists from industry, to share their recent knowledge and experiences and bring further improvements in the measurement approach to biomedical applications.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Parameter characterization of diagnostic and treatment techniques for biomedical applications
- Mechanical and thermal measurement of physiological processes in the human body
- Ultrasound technology in medical applications
- Image analysis methods for biomedical applications
- Mechanical and thermal measurement for the characterization of biomedical devices
Leonardo D’Acquisto received his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Palermo , Italy. Visiting fellow at the National Research Laboratory of Metrology, Tsukuba (Japan) during 1996 with a "Science and Technology Agency (STA)" scholarship granted by the japanese "Ministry of International Trade and Industry". Member of the UNIPA founding committee for the master's degree program in biomedical engineering, he is currently Professor of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements and head of the Course of Studies in Mechanical Engineering with the Department of Engineering.
His current research interests include the development and the metrological characterization of sensors and system for mechanical and thermal measurements both for industrial and biomedical applications, the image analysis methods and signal processing and the strain measurement techniques.