Computational Physiology & Biomedical Instruments Group
at BioLAB, Department of Information Engineering & Bioengineering and Robotics Research Centre "E. Piaggio" University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Cardiovascular and Neural Modeling
Biomedical Signal Processing
Wearable Systems for Physiological Monitoring

Study Spotlight


Autonomic Nervous System Dynamics

Heartbeat dynamics and its spontaneous fluctuations are directly controlled by autonomic nervous system (ANS) outflow to the heart.

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Brain-Heart Interaction

Through their dynamical interplay, the brain and the heart ensure fundamental homeostasis and mediate a number of physiological functions as well as their disease-related aberrat

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Affective Computing

Affective Computing is a field of research that "relates to, arises from, or deliberately influences emotion or other affective phenomena" (Picard, MIT Press 1997).

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The Computational Physiology & Biomedical Instruments group of the University of Pisa is mainly involved in the following research activities:

  • Advanced Biomedical Signal and Image processing
  • Cardiovascular and Neural Modeling
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms for biomedical data
  • Development of wearable devices for monitoring physiological parameters in humans and animals
  • Eye-tracking technologies
  • Innovative smart textile-based sensing technologies.
  • Applications including, but not limited to, the assessment of autonomic nervous system activity on cardiovascular control, brain-heart interactions, affective computing, assessment of mood and mental disorders, human-horse interaction.


Computational Physiology & Biomedical Instruments Group, University of Pisa


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