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Personal profile

General

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.

Qualifications

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)

Responsibilities

Leader of the Biomedical Engineering programmes

Member of the AUEA Board of Directors

PhD Supervision

Ongoing

  • Miss Isotta Rigoni
  • Mr Fabio Barollo
  • Mr Matthew Fenech

Completed

  • 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

Email:a.fratini@aston.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)121 204 3010

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

1 Jan 200631 Dec 2008

External positions

Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Division Centre in Birmingham

1 Jan 2019 → …

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Antonio Fratini is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

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 2020

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., 1 Jan 2020, 15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2019 - Proceedings of MEDICON 2019. Henriques, J., de Carvalho, P. & Neves, N. (eds.). Springer, p. 586-593 8 p. (IFMBE Proceedings; vol. 76).

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

Prosthetics
Control systems
Microcontrollers
Muscle
Sensors

Study on the activation speed and the energy consumption of “federica” prosthetic hand

Esposito, D., Savino, S., Cosenza, C., Gargiulo, G. D., Fratini, A., Cesarelli, G. & Bifulco, P., 1 Jan 2020, 15th Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2019 - Proceedings of MEDICON 2019. Henriques, J., de Carvalho, P. & Neves, N. (eds.). Springer, p. 594-603 10 p. (IFMBE Proceedings; vol. 76).

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

Prosthetics
Servomotors
Energy utilization
Chemical activation
Kinematics

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

Electroencephalography
Brain
Functional assessment
Chemical activation
Vibrators

Towards a Novel Way to Predict Deficits After a Brain Lesion: A Stroke Example

Klados, G., Zervakis, M. E., Dacosta-Aguayo, R., Fratini, A. & Klados, M., 26 Dec 2019, 2019 IEEE 19th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE). IEEE, (2019 IEEE 19th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE)).

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

Stroke
Masks
Brain
Software
Cognition

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
File
Pacemakers
Pulse
coils
Electromagnetic Phenomena
sensors