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Giacinto Barresi

Coordinator of ENACT - FISM/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, and I investigate the neurocognitive and psychophysiological processes underlying the interactions between users and (robotic and digital) medical devices for rehabilitative, assistive, prosthetic, and surgical 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 user engagement in motor and cognitive tasks. My perspective strongly adopts the approach of value-sensitive design to consider human values within the process leading to novel technologies. 

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 for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). ENACT works in synergy with the RAISE (Robotics and AI for the Socio-economic Empowerment) ecosystem for innovation in Liguria Region, supported by the Italian PNRR: in this context I co-coordinate activities related to digital twins in rehabilitation. Previously, I have worked, as member of the Biomedical Robotics Lab in the Advanced Robotics research line, to the user studies in surgical robotics within the EU-funded project µRALP and, as co-coordinator, to the user-centered design of assistive technologies for people with Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) within TEEP-SLA, a project supported by Fondazione Roma and Fondazione Sanità e Ricerca.

I'm a Visiting Fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University for a hybrid collaboration on digital health, and I have been invited to teach, as guest lecturer, at the Kyushu University in Fukuoka (Japan), and, as scholar-in-residence, at the Indian Institute of Technology in Gandhinagar (India). I'm also a member of the Stakeholders Committee of the PhD Program in Computer and Control Engineering of Politecnico di Torino.

I'm an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Neuroergonomics - Cognitive Neuroergonomics (and I have covered that role for IEEE Access), and a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery (Wiley) (and I have covered that role for BMC Digital Health). 

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 players with special needs.

June 2024


All Publications
2024
Ahmed F., Berta R., Bellotti F., Floris F., Lazzaroni L., Barresi G., Carrion J.R.
Application of a Serious Game for Emotion Elicitation Under Socio-Economic and Trust Based Decision-Making Scenarios for Autistic Adolescents
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 14475 LNCS, pp. 170-180
Conference Paper Book Series
2024
Barresi G., Ayaz H., Seigneur J.-M., Di Pino G., Bertolaso M.
Editorial: Augmenting human experience and performance through interaction technologies
Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 15
Editorial Journal
2024
Macaluso A., Bottino A., Prattico F.G., Lamberti F., Galletti C., Storchi C., Podda J., Tacchino A., Brichetto G., Boccardo N., Michieli L.D., Barresi G.
Executive Control in a Mixed Reality Exergame for Motor-Cognitive Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis
Digest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics
Conference Paper Conference
2024
Macaluso A., Bottino A., Pratticò F. G., Lamberti F., Galletti C., Storchi C., Podda J., Tacchino A., Bricchetto G., Boccardo N., De Michieli L., Barresi G.
Executive Control in a Mixed Reality Exergame for Motor-Cognitive Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis
IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)
Conference Paper Conference
2023
Parente C., Galletti C., Bottino A., Lamberti F., Podda J., Tacchino A., Brichetto G., De Michieli L., Barresi G.
A Biofeedback-Enhanced Virtual Exergame for Upper Limb Motor-Cognitive Rehabilitation
2023 IEEE 11th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2023
Dissemination
2024
Barresi G., Podda J.
Realtà Riabilitative Digitali e Sclerosi Multipla
RomeVideoGameLab 2024
Public Event
2024
Barresi G., Storchi C., Lucaroni A., De Giuseppe S., Podda J.
Simulare e Riabilitare
RomeVideoGameLab 2024
Public Event
2023
Barresi G.
Agenti e Ambienti Intelligenti per Rendere Prossime le Cure
wudSIE 2023
Public Event
2023
Barresi G.
GameAbility 2023: Introduzione
GameAbility 2023 @ITIS Delpozzo - Cuneo
Outreach
2023
Barresi G., Ferrara S., Laffranchi M.
Impronte Bioniche: percorsi di ricerca, design e uso di protesi d'arto
Festival della Scienza 2023
Public Event
Scientific Talks
2024
Barresi G.
Human-Centered Robotics: Perspectives of Cognitive Ergonomics and Neuroergonomics
Healthcare 5.0 Expert Meeting at Campus Bio-Medico, Rome (Italy)
Workshop/Symposium
2023
Barresi G., Salatino L., Caserta G., Marinelli A., Boccardo N., Storchi C., Freddolini M., de Zambotti M., Gruppioni E., Laffranchi M., De Michieli L.
Augmented Biofeedback Settings for Prosthetic Embodiment Training
Living Machines 2023 Workshop: Human-Inspired Robotic Embodiment
Workshop/Symposium
2023
Barresi G.
BIONICA e IA per la QUALITÀ di VITA dell’UTENTE di PROTESI
Master in Behavioural Neuroscience - Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Milan
School (Summer school, ...)
2023
Barresi G.
Cognitive Ergonomics and Human-Technology Integration
Course for PhD Program in Digital Humanities, Università degli Studi di Genova and Università degli Studi di Torino, Genoa, Italy
School (Summer school, ...)
2023
Barresi G.
Cognitive Ergonomics and Neuroergonomics in Biomedical Robotics
Course for Graduate School of Design, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
School (Summer school, ...)
Awards and Achievements
2024
Macaluso A., Bottino A., Pratticò F.G., Lamberti F., Galletti C., Storchi C., Podda J., Tacchino A., Brichetto G., Boccardo N., De Michieli L., Barresi G.
Best Session Presentation - Executive Control in a Mixed Reality Exergame for Motor-Cognitive Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis
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
2023-2024
Tonoyan Y., Barresi G., Hu H.
Applied Sciences
2023-2024
Gramann K., Tieri G., Barresi G., Vecchiato G., Beckerle P.
Frontiers in Neuroergonomics
2023-2024
Barresi G., Carbone G., Chen D.
MDPI Machines
2023-2024
Imbesi S., Scataglini S., Barresi G.
Sensors
2022-2023
Barresi G., Di Pino G., Ayaz H., Seigneur J.M., Bertolaso M.
Frontiers in Psychology
Organized Events
2023
Barresi G., Molinari R., Conradi S., Canali C.
GameAbility 2023 @ITIS Delpozzo - Cuneo
2023
Barresi G., Wykowska A.
Human-Inspired Robotic Embodiment: Interdisciplinary Convergences
2023
Barresi G., Tessari F.
Human Modeling in Rehabilitation Robotics
2023
Barresi G., Fortino G.
Neuroergonomics for Healthcare
2023
Barresi G.
Teaching Course I: Virtual Reality and Robotics to Restore Abilities in MS