Research areas and methodologies

The research field mainly focuses on measurements in the field of clinical diagnostics and on the innovation of biomedical instrumentation through the development of innovative sensors and new measurement methods with particular reference to non-invasiveness, evaluation of measurement uncertainty, procedures test and calibration both static and dynamic.

Particular attention is placed on the development, characterization and application of wearable and minimally invasive systems in the clinical, sports and occupational fields.

Collaborations with other Research Centers

  • ENEA Frascati Research Center
  • General Pediatric Bambino Gesù
  • City of Hope Medical Center
  • technion
  • Wisdom
  • Sant'Anna High School
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Newcastle University
  • University of Rome Foro Italico
  • University of Calabria
  • University of Bologna
  • University of Bolzano
  • University of Naples "Parthenope"
  • Heremos srl
  • University of Milan-Bicocca
  • Polytechnic of Turin
  • University of Rome
  • University of Rome Torvergata
  • Tel Aviv University
  • University of Twente
  • Einthoven University


  • Non Invasive Device to Detect Facial Nerve Stimulation During Surgery. Inventors: S. Silvestri, P. Soda, F. Salvinelli, M. Casale. PCT Application WO/2005/002439
  • Cardiac output estimator. M. Carassiti, S. Cecchini, E. Schena, S. Silvestri, ITA patent 0001408989, EU application 12815801.1 (owner: UCBM)
  • A tactile sensor device. Massari, L., D'Abbraccio, J., Terruso, G., Zaltieri, M., Schena, E., Sinibaldi, E., Oddo, CM Reference number: 102019000003657, filed in Italy on 13 March 2019. 


Laboratory of Measurements and Biomedical Instrumentation

The Biomedical Measurements and Instrumentation Laboratory hosts researchers and students who carry out their research activities in the fields of measurement of physiological quantities, development and characterization of sensors of mechanical and thermal quantities for medical applications, laser ablation, optoplethysmography - electronics and artificial ventilation and humidification.

The main technological equipment of the laboratory, in support of research activities, are: optical table, Nd:YAG laser, integrating spheres, mechanical fans and humidifiers, metabolimeter, neonatal lung simulator, flow generator, temperature sensors (thermocouples, thermistors, and relative acquisition systems, etc.), flow sensors (orifice sensors, pneumotachographs, rotameters, hot wire anemometers, etc.), pressure sensors, force sensors, fiber optic sensors (Bragg grating sensors, flowmeters), photodetectors and photoemitters (visible and IR spectrum), linear actuators and controllers, acquisition cards, oscilloscopes and everything necessary for the creation of electronic signal conditioning and amplification circuits, optical sensors, Bragg grating sensors, spectrum analyzers.