Day 2


When: June, 26 at lunch
Address: Politecnico di Milano, Building 21 – Via Golgi 39, Milan
Coordinators: Marco Rasponi and Serena Fiocchi
Number of visitors: 60 + 40


1. CBLab (Prof. Redaelli) – The Computational Biomechanics Laboratory is part of the CFDHub@POLIMI lab cluster of Politecnico di Milano and is equipped with state-of-the-heart linux nodes for supercomputing activities. Main research areas include:
– patient specific modeling (valve mechanics, ventricular mechanics, fluid structure interaction),
– in vivo 4D flow MRI analysis,
– augmented reality for surgical training and planning,
– platelet activation and thrombosis,
– artificial organs and prosthesis design,
– microfluid-dynamics (multiphysics simulations of lab-on-a-chip, organ-on-a-chip, Point of Care systems)
– molecular mechanics (molecular modeling including docking, imprinting and adhesion, coarse graining simulations).

2. µBSLab (Prof. Fiore) – The Micro- and Biofluid Dynamics Lab is focused on cardiovascular devices and prostheses, evaluation of blood-treatment technologies, development of bioreactors and microfluidic systems for bio-mechanical / chemical / physical conditioning of cells and tissues in vitro.

3. Luigi Divieti (Prof. Galli) – The “Luigi Divieti” Laboratory is aimed at applying instruments and methodologies for the quantitative study of human posture and movement, mainly for clinical and rehabilitative applications. Instruments and methods are used also for other applications, such as sport gesture and ergonomics.

4. SPINlabs (Prof. Barbieri) – The SPIN laboratories are devoted to the development of innovative signal processing techniques for the understanding and analysis of the cerebral, cardiovascular and neurosensory systems. The SPINlabs are equipped with advanced noninvasive and wireless monitoring systems, aimed at characterizing important physiological mechanisms associated with cardiovascular control, autonomic nervous system functioning, as well as respiratory physiology. The research applications pursued within the labs are aimed at providing effective translational clinical outcomes for a prompt diagnosis and prediction of specific pathological conditions.

5. Laboratory of Computational Bioelectromagnetics IEIIT CNR (Prof. Ravazzani) – It is focused on the study of the interaction between Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and human body with the purpose of expanding the scientific and technological basis of the safe and beneficial applications of electromagnetic energy. It is equipped with a range of facilities for the assessment of the exposure of people to EMF and for the computational modelling of EMF-based medical application (i.e. non-invasive brain stimulation techniques). The facilities include in particular parallel processing hardware to handle large scale problems with FDTD techniques, software for numerical computation, realistic computational human models (about 15 at different age from foetus to elderly), and codes for EMF stochastic dosimetry.

6. eHealth and Biomedical Informatics Laboratory PoliMI-IEIIT CNR (Prof. Bianchi and Prof. Tognola) – The lab is focused on the study, development and assessment of innovative techniques and methods from the Information and Communication field for applications in the biomedical and health care domains. The main activities cover: cognitive computing systems for the meaningful use of health data for medical applications, in particular for the audiological and ENT fields, and the support of physicians and patient decisions; development of methods for the characterization and evaluations of efficacy of apps for m-health; personalized medicine; apps and wearables for cardiac and autonomic system monitoring; apps for patient self-management, self-assessment and disease prevention; development of medical domain specific ontologies; system for home monitoring and care of the chronic patient; system for tele-rehabilitation for cognitive and motor functions. The lab is equipped with: servers and clients computing devices; applications for app development, deployment and testing; SW architectures for Natural Language Processing and data / text mining.

7. Biosignals, Bioimaging and Bioinformatics – B3LAB (Prof. Bianchi)  The research activity is carried out in the field of “Biosignals, Bioimaging and Bioinformatics” (B3LAB). The main activity of the laboratory aims at the integration of different information for the understanding of physiological system functioning, the identification of early signs of pathology, the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and the integration of those methods in personalized, patient-specific procedures and services. The three main topics which are addressed are modeling of physiological systems (cardio-vascular, respiratory, neuro-sensory, cognitive, autonomic), clinical diagnostics, and bioinformatics and functional genomics.