Past master thesis

2016

Akash Lad, Davide Formenti– Automatic atlas-based trajectory planner and navigation system for keyhole neurosurgery in ovine model – Tutor: Elena De Momi; Co-Tutor: Alberto Favaro, Davide Zani Università Statale di Milano; 2016

Marlene Pinzi– Methods for diagnostic ultrasound simulation from magnetic resonance images- Tutor: Elena De Momi; Co-Tutor: Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena; developed in collaboration with Imperial London College, London; 2016

Maria Lazzaroni and Marta Lorenzini – Human dynamics estimation during physical human-robot interaction – Tutor: Elena De Momi; Co-Tutor: Francesco Nori, Claudia Latella; developed in collaboration with Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova; 2016

Francesco GramugliaDesign and Implementatation of an Ultra-Low-Cost Endoscopic Platform for Gastric Cancer Screening in Low-income Countries – Tutor: Elena De Momi; Co-Tutor: Pietro Valdastri, Federico Campisano; developed in collaboration with Vanderbilt University/University of Leeds; 2016

Giuseppe De Luca Safe electrode trajectory planning in SEEG via MIP-based vessel segmentation – Tutor: Elena De Momi, Co-tutor: Davide Scorza developed in collaboration with Niguarda Ca’Granda hospital in Milan and Vicomtech-IK4 San Sebastien, Spain; 2016

Andrea Stefano CiulloDevelopment of a surgical stereo endoscopic image dataset for validating and benchmarking 3D stereo reconstruction algorithms – Tutor: Elena De Momi, Co-tutor: Leonardo Mattos, Veronica Penza; developed in collaboration with Italian Institute of Technology;, 2016

2015

Beatrice BarraRecovery of Contrast Transit Dynamics in CT Brain Angiography for Arteries and Veins Segmentation – Tutor: Giuseppe Baselli, Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, Francesco Cardinale; 2015

Gregorio AielloA novel magnetically actuated Drug Delivery Capsule Robot for Gastro-Intestinal tract – Tutor: Elena De Momi; Co-Tutor: Pietro Valdastri; developed in collaboration with Vanderbilt University/University of Leeds; 2015

Mario AricòRecognition of Intentional Violations on active constraints in cooperative manipulation tasks – Tutor: Elena De Momi; Co-Tutor: Ferdinando Rodrigues y Baena, Stuart Bowyer, Stefano Pastorelli; 2015

Antonio PappalardoHunt-Crossley model based force control for minimally invasive surgery – Tutor: Luca Bascetta; Co-Tutor: Philippe Poignet, Chao Liu, 2015

Tobia VendramettoRobot assisted stapedotomy with an active handheld instrument – Tutor: Giovanni Legnani; Co-Tutor: Elena De Momi, Cameron N Riviere, developed in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, 2015

Federico CampisanoSoft robotic skin for intraoperative identification of prostate cancer – Tutor: Elena De Momi, Pietro Valdastri, developed in collaboration with Vanderbilt University/University of Leeds, 2015

2014

Luigi Brioschi – Development and Implementation of a workflow based assistant for surgical robot equipped operating rooms – Tutor: Tim Beyl, Elena De Momi; Co-Tutor: Roberta Perrone, 2014

Federico Nessi – Vision-based high-level architecture for intraoperative supervision and behavioural control of a surgical robot – Tutor Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-Tutor: Roberta Perrone, 2014

Mohammadali Aghakhani Lonbani – Optimal base placement of the DLR light-weight robot for neurosurgery tasks – Tutor: Luca Bascetta; Co-Tutor: Elena De Momi, 2014

Gaetano Carbonara – Hands-on Control and Force Feedback Enhancement in Robotic Neurosurgery – Tutor: Luca Bascetta; Co-Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, 2014

Jacopo Buzzi – Magnetic actuated surgical instrumentation: Dynamic study and control strategies for magnetic actuation units – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-Tutor: Elena De Momi and Pietro Valdastri, developed in collaboration with Vanderbilt University/University of Leeds, 2014

Nicolò Garbin – Magnetic actutated surgical instrumentation: design of an internal tissue retractor – Tutor: Elena De Momi, 2014

Federica Iovine – Development of a robotic surgery simulator and tele-manipulation control of a7 DOFs robot for single-port surgery – Tutor: Elena De Momi, 2014

Elena Ilaria Stucovitz – Force Sensing of a bipolar pliers for haptic feedback in robotic surgery – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, 2014

2013

Giuseppa Chinnici – Brain cortical thickness of MRI-visible focal cortical dysplasia type II: a retrospective controlled study – Tutor: Elena De Momi, Co-Tutor: Francesco Cardinale, 2013

Nima Enayati – Quaternion-based Unscented Kalman Filter for Robust Motion Tracking in Neurosurgery – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, 2013

Veronica Penza – Dynamic Tool Compensation in a Bilateral Telemanipulation System for Neurosurgery – Tutor: Elena De Momi, Co-tutor: Danilo De Lorenzo, Elisa Beretta, 2013

Luca Fontana – Automatic localization in drug-resistant epilepsy classifier of stereoelectroencephalographic signals for epileptogenic zone – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, Co-Tutor: Elena De Momi, 2013

Carlo Girelli – Stand-alone intraoperative ultrasound imaging for neurosurgery – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, Co-Tutor: Roberto Israel Foroni, Elena De Momi, 2013

Paolo Bassanini – Multimodal navigation system for brain mapping notification and brain shift estimation – Tutor: Elena De Momi, Co-Tutor: Chiara Caborni, Francesco Cardinale MD 2013

Laura Milani – Automatic localization of multilead intracerebral electrodes implanted for StereoElectroEncephaloGraphy – Tutor: Elena De Momi, Co-Tutor: Chiara Caborni, Francesco Cardinale MD, 2013

Roberta Perrone – Ontological Modeling of Neurosurgery: application to automatic classification of temporal and extratemporal lobe epilepsies – Tutor: Elena De Momi, Co-Tutor: Alberto Vaccarella, Andras Lorincz, 2013

2012

Marta Valenti – Sviluppo di un filtro Kalman unscented per fusione di dati ottici e inerziali in ambito di neurochirurgia robotica
Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, Co-Tutor: Mirko Daniele Comparetti, Alberto Vaccarella, 2012.

Lorenzo Conti – Measurement and time-frequency analysis of intra-operative head restraint stress in awake neurosurgical procedures – Tutor: Elena De Momi, Co-tutor: Danilo De Lorenzo, Prof. Lorenzo Bello, 2012.

2011

Antonella Cappelletti – Studio e sviluppo di un pianificatore intelligente per biopsia tele-encefalica in neurochirurgia mini-invasiva – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, 2011.

Chiara Caborni – Curvilinear path planning for a steerable flexible neurosurgical probe – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, Seong Young Ko, 2011.

Elisa Beretta – Stima del centro d’anca con filtro di Kalmann unscented per chirurgia ortopedica (Hip joint center localization with an unscented Kalman filter for orthopeadic surgery) – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, 2011.

Antonio Giorgetto – A piezoelectric motor for microrobots in soft tissues : feasibility study – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, Danilo De Lorenzo 2011.

2010

Ghassan Khreis – Sviluppo e validazione di un sistema per la calibrazione di dispositivi ad ultrasioni 3D (Development and validation of an integrated system for 3D ultrasound devices calibration) – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, Danilo De Lorenzo 2010

Mirko D. Comparetti – Sintesi di un controllore iterativo robusto in anello chiuso per un manipolatore neurochirurgico autonomo a 13 gradi di libertà (Synthesis of an iterative robust closed-loop controller for an autonomous neurosurgical manipulator with 13 degrees of freedom) – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, Matthias Riechmann, 2010.

Federico Anzil – Mechanical charcterization of the inchworm linear actuator with force sensing capabilities for keyhole neurosurgery – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Moshe Shoham, Danilo De Lorenzo, Elena De Momi, 2010.

Simone Volpi – Sviluppo di un’interfaccia grafica per la pianificazione di interventi di neurochirurgia robotica (Development of a graphic interface for robotic neurosurgery planning) – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno ; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, 2010.

2009

Antonio Usuelli – Sviluppo di un sistema ottico laser per la scansione di superfici anatomiche (Development of an optical laser system to acquire anatomical surfaces) – Tutor: Pietro Cerveri; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, 2009.

Alberto Vaccarella – Sviluppo e validazione di un sistema integrato di sensori e attuatori robotici per procedure neurochirurgiche (Development and validation of an integrated system of robotic sensors and actuators for neurosurgery procedures) – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, 2009.

2008

Danilo De Lorenzo – Sviluppo e validazione di un sistema per la localizzazione spaziale intra-operatoria di punti di repere anatomici con ultrasuoni (Development and validation of an intra-operative spatial localization  system of anatomical fiducial points with ultrasounds) – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, 2008.

Federico Marini – A formal sensor description for computer aided surgery applications – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, Holger Monnich, 2008.

Andrea Nocioni e Rossella Refolo – Dispositivo per la rilevazione delle forze articolari del ginocchio – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, 2008.

Michele Pugliese – Studio e test in vitro di una protesi per la revisione di interventi di artroplastica di ginocchio – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Pietro Cerveri, Elena De Momi, 2008.

Andrea Braidotti – Investigation into the user-dependent performance characteristics of haptic system for surgical training – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, Guido Baroni; Co-tutor: Ferdinando Rodriguez Y Baena, Gabriel Baud-Bovy, Pietro Cerveri, Elena De Momi, 2008.

Leonardo Ruggiero – Studio di fattibilità di un sensore di forza per la misura intraoperatoria del bilanciamento legamentoso in chirurgia ortopedica di ginocchio – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Pietro Cerveri, 2008.

2007

Oscar Effretti – Study and analysis of a robotic manipulator for automatic positioning of surgical instruments for navigated orthopedic surgery – Tutor: Pietro Cerveri; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, 2007.

Andrea Braidotti – Investigation into the user-dependent performance characteristics of haptic system for surgical training – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, 2007.

2006

Emiliano Gambaretto – Markerless motion capture for motion analysis – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, Pietro Cerveri; Co-tutor: Stefano Corazza, 2006.

2005

Marco Achille Baiguini, Andrea Maffei – Prometheus : sviluppo di modelli, metodi e tecnologie per il tracking real-time del movimento della mano – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Pietro Cerveri, 2005.

2004

Diego Ghezzi – PhotoMEA : biosensore opto-elettronico per la rilevazione dell’attività di reti di neuroni in vitro – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, Sara Mantero; Co-tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi, Andrea Menegon, Davide Piccinin, 2004.

Carlo Calabrò – Calibrazione di un C-arm per la ricostruzione tridimensionale in neuroangiografia e coronarografia – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, A. Sarti; Co-tutor: Pietro Cerveri, 2004.

Maria Luisa Mandelli – Sviluppo di metodologie per l’analisi 4D di strutture vascolari cerebrali – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Pietro Cerveri, 2004.

Damiano Marchesetti, Nicolantonio Rutigliano – Sviluppo e validazione sperimentale di nuove metodologie per la stima della cinematica articolare umana senza marcatori – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, Co-tutor: Pietro Cerveri, 2004.

2002

Elena De Momi e Simona Ferrante – Controllo neurale della Stimolazione Elettrica Funzionale in movimenti di flesso estensione del ginocchio (FES neural control for knee flexo-extension) – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi, Marco Iannò, 2002.

Iuri Frosio – Algoritmi neurali per il controllo assistito del paziente (CAP) in radioterapia – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co- tutor: Guido Baroni, 2002.

1983

Giancarlo Ferrigno, Fogliani – EL.I.Te, un sistema per l’acquisizione, in linea, di dati cinematici da una telecamera standard, utilizzante tecniche di elaborazione in tempo reale – Tutor: Antonio Pedotti; Co-tutor: Carlo Frigo, 1983