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Giacinto Barresi

Coordinator of ENACT - AISM-IIT Project
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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 (robotic and digital) medical devices for rehabilitative, prosthetic, and assistive applications. In particular, I use methods of neuroergonomics in user-centered design to shape virtual and augmented settings for enhancing processes of human-technology integration like embodiment and presence, empowering the patient's engagement in motor and cognitive tasks. 

Within Rehab Technologies Lab, I manage the activities related to HUMAN-TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS, coordinating investigations and projects within a real-world data-driven holistic perspective that intertwines (without being limited to) scientific research, user-centered design, technology transfer, educational initiatives.

I'm the Coordinator of ENACT (Employing Neuroergonomic solutions to Attenutate the Cerebellar Tremor), a project supported by AISM (the Multiple Sclerosis Italian Association) with a grant of its Foundation to design and develop wearable technologies and interactive environments to investigate, assess, and mitigate the cerebellar tremor (in terms of intention tremor of upper limbs), and to enhance motor and cognitive rehabilitation procedures.

Furthermore, I'm involved in education activities and public events to talk about cyborgs, robots, and virtual worlds. Among them, I lead the GAMEABILITY initiative, aiming at teaching high school students how to design video games for people with disabilities, making the learners aware of problems and difficulties faced by these players.

I'm an associate editor of Frontiers in Psychology - Performance Science. I'm a member of SIE (the Italian Ergonomics Society), I-RIM (the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines), AIP (the Italian Association of Psychology), and ICORR (the International Consortium for Rehabilitation Robotics). 


All Publications
2022
Marinelli A., Boccardo N., Tessari F., Di Domenico D., Caserta G., Canepa M., Gini G., Barresi G., Laffranchi M., De Michieli L., Semprini M.
Active upper limb prostheses: A review on current state and upcoming breakthroughs
Progress in Biomedical Engineering, pp. 51
Article Journal
2022
Ahmed F., Carrion J.R., Bellotti F., Lazzaroni L., Barresi G., Berta R.
A Serious Game for Using Socio-Economic and Trust Based Decision-Making Scenarios for Elicitation of Emotional Responses
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 13647 LNCS, pp. 43-52
Conference Paper Book Series
2022
de Zambotti M., Yuksel D., Kiss O., Barresi G., Arra N., Volpe L., King C., Baker F.C.
A virtual reality-based mind–body approach to downregulate psychophysiological arousal in adolescent insomnia
Digital Health, vol. 8
Article Journal
2022
Caserta G., Boccardo N., Freddolini M., Barresi G., Marinelli A., Canepa M., Stedman S., Lombardi L., Laffranchi M., Gruppioni E., De Michieli L.
Benefits of the Cybathlon 2020 experience for a prosthetic hand user: a case study on the Hannes system
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, vol. 19, (no. 1)
Article Journal
2022
Barresi G., Pacchierotti C., Laffranchi M., De Michieli L.
Beyond Digital Twins: Phygital Twins for Neuroergonomics in Human-Robot Interaction
Frontiers in Neurorobotics, vol. 16
Article Journal
Dissemination
2023
Barresi G.
Virtuality & Rehabilitation
Lecture for Medical Students of Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan
Outreach
2022
Barresi G., Naselli G.
Biorobotica tra Scienza e Fantascienza
RomeVideoGameLab 2022
Public Event
2022
Barresi G.
Cervelli, Robot e Abilità
Notte dei Ricercatori 2022
Public Event
2022
Barresi G., Roncella L., La Trofa F., Oliveti L.
Divulgazione in Mondi Virtuali
Festival della Scienza 2022
Public Event
2022
Barresi G.
GameAbility 2022: Introduzione
GameAbility 2022 @ITIS Delpozzo - Cuneo
Outreach
Scientific Talks
2023
Barresi G.
Haptics, Cognition, and Haptic Systems
Excellence Didactics for POLITO PhD Students
School (Summer school, ...)
2023
Barresi G.
Haptics in Interactive Environments
Excellence Didactics for POLITO PhD Students
School (Summer school, ...)
2022
Barresi G.
Digital Strategies for Human-Technology Integration in Biomedical Robotics
SMC 2022 Workshop: Human-Technology Embodied Integration Strategies for Patients’ Engagement
Workshop/Symposium
2022
Barresi G.
Ecosistemi Tecnologici per la Salute: tra Ricerca e Healthcare
wudSIE 2022
Workshop/Symposium
2022
Barresi G., Caldwell D.G., Mattos L.S.
Natural Surgeon Interfaces in µRALP Project
SIE 2022 - Congresso della Società Italiana di Ergonomia
Conference
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
2022-2023
Barresi G., Di Pino G., Ayaz H., Seigneur J.M., Bertolaso M.
Frontiers in Psychology
2022-2023
Barresi G., Cipolletta S., Triantafyllidis A., Suzuki K.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
2021-2022
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
2022
Barresi G., Conradi S., Molinari R., Canali C.
GameAbility 2022 @ITIS Delpozzo - Cuneo
2022
Barresi G., Matamala-Gomez M.
Human-Technology Embodied Integration Strategies for Patients’ Engagement
2022
Barresi G., Laffranchi M., Dosen S., Brichetto G., Faria A.L., Zenzeri J., Albanese G.A., Masia L.
Patients Engagement and Technologies For Rehabilitation And Prosthetics
2022
Barresi G.
User Studies in Rehabilitation Robotics (8 Lectures)
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