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I am a Biomedical Engineer with strong interests concerning the areas of medical instrumentation and data processing. During my career, I worked in Industry and Academia gaining knowledge and insights from both worlds.

Research Interests

My research has always been focussed on understanding how biomedical engineering can help to improve clinical outcomes. I am developing techniques and technologies that occur in the human body 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.


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
  • Mr Matthew Fenech


  • 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

External positions

Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Division Centre in Birmingham

1 Jan 2019 → …

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Muscle Engineering & Materials Science
Vibration Medicine & Life Sciences
Eye movements Engineering & Materials Science
Congenital Nystagmus Medicine & Life Sciences
Electrocardiography Engineering & Materials Science
Electromyography Medicine & Life Sciences
Muscles Medicine & Life Sciences
Biometrics Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2008 2019

Cortical recruitment and functional dynamics in postural control adaptation and habituation during vibratory proprioceptive stimulation

Edmunds, K. J., Petersen, H., Hassan, M., Yassine, S., Olivieri, A., Barollo, F., Friðriksdóttir, R., Edmunds, P., Gíslason, M., Fratini, A. & Gargiulo, P., 13 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Neural Engineering. 16, 2, 026037.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Functional assessment
Chemical activation

Experimental Study to Improve “Federica” Prosthetic Hand and Its Control System

Esposito, D., Cosenza, C., Gargiulo, G. D., Andreozzi, E., Niola, V., Fratini, A., D’addio, G. & Bifulco, P., 25 Sep 2019, MEDICON 2019: XV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing . Springer, p. 586-593 (XV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2019; vol. 76).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Control systems

A Contactless Sensor for Pacemaker Pulse Detection: Design Hints and Performance Assessment

Andreozzi, E., Gargiulo, G. D., Fratini, A., Esposito, D. & Bifulco, P., 18 Aug 2018, In : Sensors. 18, 8, 2715.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Electromagnetic Phenomena

A Piezoresistive Sensor to Measure Muscle Contraction and Mechanomyography

Esposito, D., Andreozzi, E., Fratini, A., Gargiulo, G. D., Savino, S., Niola, V. & Bifulco, P., 7 Aug 2018, In : Sensors. 18, 8, 2553.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
muscular function
Muscle Contraction

Characterisation of the porcine eyeball as an in-vitro model for dry eye

Menduni, F., Davies, L. N., Madrid-Costa, D., Fratini, A. & Wolffsohn, J. S., 1 Feb 2018, In : Contact Lens and Anterior Eye. 41, 1, p. 13-17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Anterior Chamber
Endothelial Cells
Cell Count