Maria Laura D'Angelo received her M.S. degree in Electronic Engineering with biomedical specialization and her B.S in Biomedical Engineering, at Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona). The idea of her thesis work was the identification and implementation of new applications for the realization of contactless and low cost technologies. The objective of that work was the development of a measurement system for the detection of heart rate through the “Kinect for Windows”.
After her Master Thesis, she spent 6 months at the University of Bristol: the project has been primarily focused at non-contact methods of assessing the structural health of large biological structures such as trees. The aim of the project was to assess the feasibility of using non-contact laser vibrometry to gather data on a tree's dynamic response to various mechanical excitations.
She obtained the PhD in the Bioengineering and Robotics program of the University of Genoa in the IIT department of ADVR. She worked on the construction of different haptic devices in order to detect, in a very early stage, people affected by Peripheral Neuropathy disease as Tunnel Carpal Syndrome. These devices, will help doctors during the "screening" and "pre-screening" phase.
M. L. D. Angelo, F. Cannella, P. Liberini and D. G. Caldwell, "Development and validation of a tactile sensitivity scale for peripheral neuropathy screening," 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, IL, 2014, pp. 4823-4826
M. L. D’Angelo, F. Cannella, M. Memeo, M. D’Imperio and M. Bianchi. "Preliminary Fingertip Pressure Area Distribution Via Experimental Test And Numerical Model" submitted to the 2015 XXI IMEKO World Congress "Measurement in Research and Industry". Prague (Czech Republic) 30Aug-4Sept, 2015.
Miguel, E.; D'Angelo, M. L.; Cannella, F.; Bianchi, M.; Memeo, M.; Bicchi, A.; Caldwell, D.G.; Otaduy, M.A., "Characterization of nonlinear finger pad mechanics for tactile rendering," in World Haptics Conference (WHC), 2015 IEEE , vol., no., pp.63-68, 22-26 June 2015
M. L. D’Angelo, F. Cannella, M. Memeo, M. D’Imperio and M. Bianchi. "Study of Patients Self-Training Influence on Peripheral Neuropathies Diseases Diagnosis through D.I.T.A Device" submitted to the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Milan (Italy) August 25-29, 2015.
Edoardo Battaglia, Matteo Bianchi, Maria Laura D’Angelo, Mariapaola D’Imperio, Ferdinando Cannella, Enzo Pasquale Scilingo, Antonio Bicchi. "A Finite Element Model of Tactile Flow for Softness Perception" submitted to the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Milan (Italy) August 25-29, 2015.
M. L. D’Angelo, F. Cannella, D. G. Caldwell. “Fingertip Recovery Time Depending on Viscoelasticity” submitted to Eurohaptic 2016. 4-7 July 2016 Imperial College London (UK)
M. L. D’Angelo, F. Cannella, “Remote Monitoring Chronical Illness Multi Point Preliminary Study”, submitted to EMBC 2016. 16-19 August 2016 Orlando (Florida, USA)
D'Angelo, M.L, Cannella, F, Bianchi, M, D'Imperio, M, Battaglia, E, Poggiani, M, Rossi, G, Bicchi, A, Caldwell, D.G. “An Integrated Approach to Characterize the Behavior of a Human Fingertip in Contact with a Silica Window”, in press IEEE Transactions on Haptics
CAE Poster Award 2015
During the International CAE Conference held to Pacengo del Garda (Verona) from 19th to 20th October 2015, I participated a Poster Award competition. My poster called “FINITE ELEMENT MODEL OF HUMAN FINGERTIP” was selected within the best 5 posters (http://www.caeconference.com/posteraward_winners.html) and I won one award. The poster was focused on the finite element modeling (FEM) of the fingerpad, as already showed in the TOH journal. The award consists in one year of free license of Modefrontier software that, I currently use during my work.