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Antonio Fratini


    • United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Current projects available in my lab are listed below in the Research Interests section


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    Personal profile


    I am a Biomedical Engineer with strong interests in the areas of medical instrumentation and physiological data processing. I had the fortune to work in Industry and Academia gaining knowledge and insights from both worlds.

    My Lab is always looking for talented and motivated candidates for very challenging and rewarding PhD and Postdoc positions.

    Research Interests

    My research has always been focussed on understanding how biomedical engineering can help to improve quality of life and clinical outcomes. I am developing techniques and technologies for a wide range of applications: from wearable medical devices to rehabilitation treatments, from biometric recognition to driver safety.

    Currently, I am investigating the use of proprioceptive stimulation (Whole Body and Focal Vibration) in healthy and pathological subjects with regards to motor functions and balance control.

    I am also collaborating with various SMEs on the design, development and testing of cutting edge medical devices through our Biomedical Engineering Clinic.

    Accepting PhDs in the following areas:
    Medical device design and development area:
    - Revolutionising eye care: combining OCT and optical-wavefront sensing for  visual impairment prevention (in Collaboration with Optimec System ltd)
    - Development of a Smart Glove for Remote Monitoring of Paediatric Limb Deformities (in collaboration with the Birmingham Children's Hospital)

    Neuroscience and data processing
    - Keep your balance: use virtual reality to analyse and improve postural control and motion sickness (in Collaboration with Reyjkavik University, Iceland and Rennes 1 University, France)

    Biofluid mechanics
    Arterial fluid mechanics and their influence on cardiovascular disease (in Collaboration with University of Canterbury, New Zeland)


    Aston University - 12-2015
    PGcPP (Higher Education)

    University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy -17-04-2009
    PhD in Bioengineering

    Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Napoli Italy 21-03-2005
    Electronic Engineering (Hons)


    Leader of the Biomedical Engineering programmes

    Member of the AUEA Board of Directors

    PhD Supervision


    • Miss Isotta Rigoni
    • Mr Fabio Barollo


    • Dr Francesco Menduni
    • Dr Karl Obszanski

    Teaching Activity

    Foundation Year Modules

    • Senses and Perception (LHS0SP)

    Undergraduate Modules

    • Human Anatomy and Physiology for Engineers
    • Biomedical Engineering Project 2

    Contact Details
    Tel: +44 (0)121 204 3010

    Education/Academic qualification


    1 Jan 200631 Dec 2008

    Award Date: 17 Apr 2009

    External positions

    Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Division Centre in Birmingham

    1 Jan 2019 → …


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