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Giacinto Barresi

Neuroergonomics Researcher
Post Doc
Rehab Technologies - INAIL-IIT lab
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About

My background is fundamentally hybrid: PhD in Robotics, Cognition and Interaction Technologies (University of Genoa, Italy); BSc-MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience (University of Padua, Italy). I work at Rehab Technologies, joint lab of IIT and INAIL. Here, I investigate the neurocognitive and psychophysiological processes underlying the interactions between users and assistive, prosthetic, and rehabilitative technologies. I dedicate special attention to phenomena of human-technology integration like embodiment and presence. 

Through a translational approach, my activities adopt the methodologies of neuroergonomics and user experience research to guide the user-centered design of medical devices based on robotic and digital systems. For instance, I explore the potential of multimodal biofeedback design and game-based features in virtual and augmented settings to engage people in exercises for technology use training and rehabilitation. 

I'm a member of SIE (the Italian Ergonomics Society) and I-RIM (the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines), and I'm active in their initiatives for research and dissemination. Furthermore, I'm involved in education activities and public events to talk about cyborgs, robots, and virtual worlds. 

All Publications
2022
Sposito M., Poliero T., Di Natali C., Semprini M., Barresi G., Laffranchi M., Caldwell D., De Michieli L., Ortiz J.
Exoskeletons in elderly healthcare
Internet of Things for Human-Centered Design: Application to Elderly Healthcare, Publisher: Springer
Book Chapter Book
2022
Petrushin A., Freddolini M., Barresi G., Bustreo M., Laffranchi M., Del Bue A., De Michieli L.
IoT-powered Monitoring Systems for Geriatric Healthcare: Overview
Internet of Things for Human-Centered Design: Application to Elderly Healthcare, Publisher: Springer
Book Chapter Book
2022
Barresi G., Zenzeri J., Tessadori J., Laffranchi M., Semprini M., De Michieli L.
Neuro-Gerontechnologies: Applications and Opportunities
Internet of Things for Human-Centered Design: Application to Elderly Healthcare, Publisher: Springer
Book Chapter Book
2022
Godfrey S.B., Barresi G.
Video Games for Positive Aging: Playfully Engaging Older Adults
Internet of Things for Human-Centered Design: Application to Elderly Healthcare, Publisher: Springer
Book Chapter Book
2021
Barresi G., Marinelli A., Caserta G., de Zambotti M., Tessadori J., Angioletti L., Boccardo N., Freddolini M., Mazzanti D., Deshpande N., Frigo C.A., Balconi M., Gruppioni E., Laffranchi M., De Michieli L.
Exploring the Embodiment of a Virtual Hand in a Spatially Augmented Respiratory Biofeedback Setting
Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 15
Article Journal
Dissemination
2021
Barresi G.
Ergonomia dell’Inclusione: Persone e Tecnologie al Lavoro
Evento RINA "Neurodiversità: valore aggiunto per l’azienda" in 4 Weeks 4 Inclusion
Public Event
2021
Barresi G.
Ergonomia e Robotica Biomedica
Corso di Psicologia della Comunicazione - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano
Outreach
2021
Barresi G.
Innovazioni Digitali tra Gaming e Salute
Rome VideoGame Lab 2021
Public Event
2021
Barresi G., Brichetto G., Podda J., Conradi S., Canali C.
Mappare i Movimenti in Gioco: Sclerosi Multipla ed Exergame Design a Scuola
Festival della Scienza
Public Event
2021
Barresi G., Podda J., Conradi S., Molinari R., Rosa G., Caponetto F., Gioco G., Carmosino I., Berta R., Canali C.
Rehabilitative Exergame Design for People with Multiple Sclerosis: "Le Abilità in Gioco"
ITIS Delpozzo (Cuneo) - Classi Sperimentazione Robotica
Outreach
Scientific Talks
2021
Barresi G.
Ergonomics in Human-Robot Systems: Intro
I-RIM 3D 2021 Workshop: Ergonomics in Human-Robot Systems
Workshop/Symposium
2021
Barresi G.
Invecchiamento, Ambienti Intelligenti e Connected Health
wudSIE 2021: World Usability Day - Società Italiana di Ergonomia
Workshop/Symposium
2021
Barresi G.
Many Devices, Many Contexts, One Digital Health
Digital Health Summit 2021
Workshop/Symposium
2021
Barresi G.
Robotics & Ergonomics @ IIT
Robotics & Ergonomics - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and Società Italiana di Ergonomia
Workshop/Symposium
Awards and Achievements
2019
Deshpande N., Acemoglu A., Peretti G., Mora F., Guastini L., Lee J., Barresi G., Caldwell D.G., Mattos L.S.
Winner of New Surgical Technologies Competition: "CALM - Computer Aided Laser Microsurgery"
Editorships
2021-2023
Barresi G., Beckerle P., Tieri G., Gramann K., Vecchiato G.
Frontiers in Neuroergonomics
2021-2023
Barresi G., Castellini C., Faria A.L., Matamala-Gomez M., Grant E., Archambault P., Brichetto G.
Frontiers in Robotics and AI
2020-2022
Barresi G., Balconi M., Nam C.S., Esfahani E.T.
Frontiers in Neurorobotics
Organized Events
2021
Barresi G., Pucci D., Ajoudani A., Negrello F., Masci F., Zenzeri J., Crea S., Vannucci F., Ficuciello F., Ranavolo A.
Ergonomics in Human-Robot Systems
2021
Barresi G.
Robotics & Ergonomics: Human Needs, Intelligent Machines, Real Contexts
2020
Barresi G.
Sci-Fi & Research - Online Events at RomeVideogameLab 2020