Gastone Ciuti

Dr.  Ciuti , Gastone

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Assistant Professor

About Me: 

Gastone Ciuti received the master’s degree (with honours) in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2008 with a thesis entitled “Study and development of endoscopic robot with locomotion based on permanent magnetic field”, carried on at CRIM (Center for Research in Microengineering) Lab of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, and winning the 8th edition of the Master Thesis Price of the National group of Bioengineering at the summer school in Bressanone, Italy in 2008. In the same year he joined the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa as a Ph.D. student and in 2012 he obtained the Ph.D. in Innovative Technologies of Info. & Com. Eng. and Robotics at The
BioRobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna discussing a thesis entitled “Innovative control platform for robotic microsystems in endoluminal surgery”. Gastone Ciuti is currently an Assitant Professor at The BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Surgical Robotics and Allied Technologies group and head of the Computer-Integrated Technologies for Robotic Surgery laboratory (from January 1st, 2014). In 2013 he performed an Executive Master in Project Management learning issues significant for the possible definition of National and International research projects. Since 2011 to present Gastone Ciuti performed teaching activity in the course “Medical Robotics” held Prof. Paolo Dario at the University of Pisa and in October 2013 Gastone Ciuti was designed “Cultore della Materia” in Medical Robotics. His current research interests include robot-assisted platforms (e.g., teleoperated magnetic-based robotic platforms) for navigation, localization and tracking of smart and innovative devices for focused and targeted minimally invasive surgery and diagnosis (e.g., in advanced capsule endoscopy and cardiovascular surgery). The research vision of Gastone Ciuti is aimed at encouraging cross-fertilization between different disciplines, creating innovative knowledge substrates from which generating novel technological solutions for focused/guided diagnosis and therapy and enlarging/opening new scenarios of Bioengineering. Gastone Ciuti attended the Waseda-SSSA-KIST Summer School - Fundamentals of Biorobotics, Centro Studi Santa Maria Maddalena, Volterra, Italy in 2008, the School on Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Interventional Medicine, ERC CISST, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA in 2009 and the North American Summer School in Surgical Robotics and Simulation, Biorobotics Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA in 2010. Gastone Ciuti was an exchange researcher at FORTH - Institute of Computer Science, Heraklion, Crete, Greece in 2009, at MED Lab, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 2010 and at The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, London, UK in 2012. The VECTOR project, where Gastone Ciuti was actively involved, won the Best Exhibit Award of the European Commission's conference on Information and Communication Technologies ICT 2010, sponsored by Intel. Gastone Ciuti was awarded with the Best Technology Contribution Award at the 19th International Congress of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) in Turin, Italy with the abstract “Magnetic air capsule robotic system: a novel approach for painless colonoscopy” in 2011 and won the Best Student Poster Award at the 26th International Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery congress in Pisa, Italy with the poster “Intra-operative monocular 3D reconstruction for image-guided navigation in active capsule endoscopy” in 2012. The abstract “Magnetic air levitation capsule: a novel approach for frictionless colonoscopy” was awarded as one of the seven best original presentations at the EAES Technology Award Session at the 20th International EAES Congress in Brussels in 2012. Gastone Ciuti collaborated and actually collaborates in several European project: FP7 European Project FUTURA entitled: “Focused Ultrasound Therapy Using Robotic Approaches” (FP7-ICT-Challenge 2 2013), FP7 European Project SUPCAM entitled: “New cost effective and minimally invasive endoscopic device able to investigate the colonic mucosa, ensuring a high level of navigation accuracy and enhanced diagnostic capabilities” (FP7-SME-2012), National Project Micro-VAST – “Microsystems for vascular diagnostics and intervention”(http://www.microvast.it/) and FP6 European Project VECTOR – “Versatile Endoscopic Capsule for gastrointestinal Tumor Recognition and Therapy” (EU/IST-2006-033970) (http://www.vector-project.com/). Gastone Ciuti supervised eight master students; he was the technical mentor of three students (one within a Fulbright Scholarship program) and the technical tutor of a PhD student in Biorobotics at the BioRobotics Institute of SSSA. Gastone Ciuti is co-autor of about 30 scientific publications on computer-integrated platforms and innovative devices for medical robotic intervention and treatment and he is also inventor of 7 patents.


Selected Publications: 

PUBLISHED (OR IN PRESS) PAPERS/CONTRIBUTIONS

1. G. Tortora, F. Mulana, G. Ciuti, P. Dario, A. Menciassi: Inductive-Based Wireless Power Recharging System for an Innovative Endoscopic Capsule, Energies, 8(9), pp. 10315-10334. IF 2.072

2. L. Sliker, G. Ciuti, M. Rentschler, A. Menciassi: Magnetically driven medical devices: a review, Expert Review of Medical Devices, Article In Press, 2015 Aug 21:1-16. IF 1.683

3. G. Rateni, M. Cianchetti, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi, C. Laschi: Design and development of a soft robotic gripper for manipulation in minimally invasive surgery: a proof of concept, Meccanica (Special Issue: Soft Mechatronics), First online: 20 August 2015, pp. 1-9, 2015. IF 1.949

4. G. Gerboni, T. Ranzani, A. Diodato, G. Ciuti, M. Cianchetti, A. Menciassi: Modular soft mechatronic manipulator for minimally invasive surgery (MIS): overall architecture and development of a fully integrated soft module, Meccanica (Special Issue: Soft Mechatronics), First online: 07 September 2015, pp. 1-14, 2015. IF 1.949

5. T. Ranzani, G. Ciuti, G. Tortora, A. Arezzo, S. Arolfo, M. Morino, A. Menciassi: A Novel Device for Measuring Forces in Endoluminal Procedures, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 12(116), ISSN 1729-8806, 2015. IF 0.526

6. G. Ciuti, L. Ricotti, A. Menciassi, P. Dario: MEMS Sensor Technologies for Human Centred Applications in Healthcare, Physical Activities, Safety and Environmental Sensing: A Review on Research Activities in Italy, Sensors, 15(3), 6441-6468, 2015. IF 2.048

7. G. Ciuti, L. Ricotti, A. Menciassi, P. Dario: MEMS Sensor Technologies for Human Centred Applications in Healthcare, Physical Activities, Safety and Environmental Sensing: A Review on Research Activities in Italy, Sensors, 15(3), 6441-6468, 2015. IF 2.048

8. G. Lucarini, G. Ciuti, M. Mura, R. Rizzo, A. Menciassi: Electromagnetic control system for capsule endoscope navigation: a novel concept for magnetic capsule maneuvering and preliminary study, Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, accepted for publication, 35(4), 428-436, 2015. IF 1.076

9. G. Lucarini, G. Ciuti, M. Mura, R. Rizzo, A. Menciassi: A new concept for magnetic capsule colonoscopy based on an electromagnetic, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 12(25), ISSN 1729-8806, 2015. IF 0.526

10. L. Ricotti, G. Ciuti, M. Ghionzoli, A. Messineo, A. Menciassi (2014): Metal/polymer composite Nuss bar for minimally invasive bar removal after Pectus Excavatum treatment: FEM simulations. International journal for numerical methods in biomedical engineering, 30(12), 1530-40 (2014). IF 1.542

11. S. Betti, G. Ciuti, L. Ricotti, M. Ghionzoli, F. Cavallo, A. Messineo, A. Menciassi (2014): A Sensorized Nuss Bar for Patient-Specific Treatment of Pectus Excavatum. Sensors, 14(10), 18096-18113. IF 2.048

12. L. Sliker, G. Ciuti: Flexible and capsule endoscopy for screening, diagnosis and treatment, Expert Review of Medical Devices, 1(6):649-66, 2014. IF 1.683

13. G. Ciuti, M. Nardi, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, C. B. Fasolo, P. Dario, HuMOVE: A Low-invasive Wearable Monitoring Platform in Sexual Medicine. Urology, 84(4), 976-981. IF 2.132

14. M. Mura, G. Ciuti, V. Ferrari, P. Dario, A. Menciassi: Ultrasound-based tracking strategy for endoluminal devices in cardiovascular surgery, The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, accepted for publication, Early online, 2014. DOI: 10.1002/rcs.1603. IF 1.532

15. L. Gherardini, G. Ciuti, S. Tognarelli, C. Cinti: Searching for the perfect wave: the effect of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields on cells. International journal of molecular sciences 15.4 (2014): 5366-5387. IF 2.339

16. M. Ghionzoli, G. Ciuti, L. Ricotti, F. Tocchioni, R. Lo Piccolo, A. Menciassi, A. Messineo: Is a shorter bar an effective solution to avoid bar dislocation in Nuss procedure? The Annals of thoracic surgery 97(3), 1022-1027, 2014. IF 3.454

17. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, G. Lucarini, M. Salerno, C. Di Natali, M. Verra, P. Dario, M. Morino: Experimental assessment of a novel robotically driven endoscopic capsule for colonoscopy: a comparative study. Digestive and Liver Disease, vol. 45, no. 8, 657-662, 2013. IF 3.162

18. J. L. Gorlewicz, S. Battaglia, B. F. Smith, G. Ciuti, J. Gerding, A. Menciassi, K. Obstein, P. Valdastri, and R. J. Webster III: Wireless Insufflation of the Gastrointestinal Tract. IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 60, no. 5, 1225-1233, 2012. IF 2.348

19. P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, A. Verbeni. A. Menciassi, P. Dario, A. Arezzo, M. Morino: Magnetic air capsule robotic system: proof of concept of a novel approach for painless colonoscopy. Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 26, no. 5, 1238-1246, 2012 - Winner of the Best Technology Contribution Award at EAES2011. IF 3.427

20. S. Tognarelli, V. Castelli, G. Ciuti, C. Di Natali, E. Sinibaldi, P. Dario, A. Menciassi: Platform for Magnetic Propulsion and Ultrasound Tracking of Endovascular Devices. Journal of Robotic Surgery, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 5-12, 2012.

21. M. Salerno, G. Ciuti, G. Lucarini, R. Rizzo, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, A. Landi, P. Dario: A discrete-time localization method for capsule endoscopy based on on-board magnetic sensing. Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 23, pp. 1-10, 2012. IF 1.435

22. G. Ciuti, M. Salerno, G. Lucarini, P. Valdastri, A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, M. Morino, P. Dario: A comparative evaluation of control interfaces for a robotic-aided endoscopic platform. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 534-538, 2012. IF 2.571

23. G. Ciuti, N. Pateromichelakis, M. Sfakiotakis, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, D. P. Tsakiris, P. Dario: A wireless module for vibratory motor control and inertial sensing in capsule endoscopy. Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical (Special Issue: Eurosensors 2011), vol. 186, pp. 270-276, 2012. IF 1.841

24. G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi, P. Dario: Capsule endoscopy: from current achievements to open challenges. IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 4, pp. 59-72, 2011. IF: 2013 Still Computing.

25. G. Ciuti, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi and P. Dario: Robotic magnetic steering and locomotion of capsule endoscope for diagnostic and surgical endoluminal procedures. Robotica, vol. 28, pp. 199-207, 2010. IF 0.88 (citations 41 from Scopus, 59 from Google Scholar).

26. G. Ciuti, R. Donlin, P. Valdastri, A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, M. Morino and P. Dario: Robotic versus manual control in magnetic steering of an endoscopic capsule. Endoscopy, vol. 42, pp. 148-152, 2010. IF 5.735

27. M. Simi, G. Ciuti, S. Tognarelli, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, P. Dario: Magnetic link design for a robotic laparoscopic camera. Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 107, no. 9, Proceedings of the 11th joint MMM-Intermag Conference, Washington, DC, 2010. IF 2.210

28. G. D. Guerra, C. Cristallini, G. Ciuti, D. Cufari, N. Barbani: Poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride)-cross-polyoxyethylene: a possible use as a drug-release device. Short paper form GIB-SIB 2006 on the Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Biomechanics 2007; vol. 5, no. 3, p. 215. IF 1.542

PAPERS/SHORT PAPER IN REFEREED CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

1. A. Cafarelli, M. Mura, A. Diodato, A. Schiappacasse, M. Santoro, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi: A computer-assisted robotic platform for Focused Ultrasound Surgery: assessment of high intensity focused ultrasound delivery. Conference Proceeding IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2015, Milano, Italy, August 25th -29th 2015.

2. T. Mazzocchi, A. Diodato, G. Ciuti, D. M. De Micheli, A. Menciassi: Smart sensorized polymeric skin for safe robot collision and environmental interaction. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2015, Hamburg, Germany, September 28th – October 2nd, 2015.

3. Y. Abu-Kheil, G. Ciuti, M. Mura, J. Dias, P. Dario, L. Seneviratne: Vision and inertial-based image mapping for capsule endoscopy. International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Research (ICTRC), pp. 84-87, 2015, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 17th - 19th, 2015.

4. S. Tognarelli, G. Ciuti, A. Diodato, A. Cafarelli, M. Mura, A. Menciassi: Robotic platform for high-intensity focused ultrasound surgery under ultrasound monitoring and guidance: the FUTURA platform. 5rd Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS 2015), Brussels, Belgium, September 2015.

5. S. Tognarelli, G. Ciuti, A. Diodato, P. Miloro, A. Verbeni, A. Cafarelli, A. Menciassi: FUTURA: a computer-assisted robotic platform for high-intensity focused ultrasound. 4rd Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS 2014), Genova, Italy, September 2014.

6. G. Gerboni, T. Ranzani, M. Cianchetti, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi: A new strategy to build a fully modular soft manipulator for MIS. 4rd Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS 2014), Genova, Italy, September 2014.

7. M. Brancadoro, S. Tognarelli, G. Ciuti, A. Peri, A. Pietrabissa, and A. Menciassi: A versatile and adaptable magnetic retraction system for minimally invasive surgery. In Proc. of the 4st National Congress of the Italian Group of Bioengineering (GNB) 2014, Pavia, Italy, June 25-27, 2014, (Poster session – B34).

8. A. Verbeni, G. Ciuti, A. Cafarelli, P. Miloro, A. Diodato, S. Tognarelli, A. Menciassi: The FUTURA platform: a new approach merging non-invasive ultrasound therapy with surgical robotics. Conference Proceeding IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2013, Chicago, USA, August 2014 (1-page invited short paper - Minisymposium).

9. G. Lucarini, M. Mura, G. Ciuti, and A. Menciassi: The SUPCAM platform: electromagnetic navigation system for active capsule endoscope. Conference Proceeding IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2014, Chicago, USA, August 2014 (1-page short paper - Poster Session).

10. G. Lucarini, A. Tozzi, C. Bruni, A. Vallesi, E. Gaggini, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi: Electromagnetic design for capsule endoscope navigation: a preliminary study. 3rd Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery, Verona, Italy, September 2013.

11. S Tognarelli, P. Miloro, A. Verbeni, M. Mura, A. Cafarelli, G. Ciuti, P. Dario, A. Menciassi: Low invasive therapy under robotic guidance in the vascular district: a case study. 3rd Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery, Verona, Italy, September 2013.

12. G. Ciuti, S. Tognarelli, A. Verbeni, A. Menciassi, P. Dario: Intraoperative bowel cleansing tool in active locomotion capsule endoscopy. Conference Proceeding IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2013, Osaka, Japan, July 2013.

13. M. Mura, G. Ciuti, P. Dario, A. Menciassi: An Ultrasound-based Methodology for Endoluminal Robot Tracking in Cardiovascular Procedures. The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2013, London, UK, June 2013.

14. G. Ciuti, M. Visentini-Scarzanella, A. Dore, A. Menciassi, P. Dario, G-Z. Yang: Intra-operative monocular 3D reconstruction for image-guided navigation in active capsule endoscopy. In Proc. of the XVI Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS) 2012, Pisa, Italy, June 2012, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2012, Vol. 7, Suppl. 1, pp. S394-S395 - Winner of the Best Student Poster Award 2012.

15. G. Ciuti, S. Tognarelli, P. Dario, A. Menciassi: Robotic platform for magnetic catheter steering based on US tracking. in Proc. of the XVI Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS) 2012, Pisa, Italy, June 2012, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2012, Vol. 7, Suppl. 1, pp. S384-S385.

16. P. Miloro, M. K. Llewellyn, S. Tognarelli, G. Ciuti, E. Sinibaldi, P. Dario, A. Menciassi: An innovative platform for treatment of vascular obstructions: system design and preliminary result, The Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics Roma, Italy. June 24-27, 2012, pp. 731-736.

17. G. Ciuti, M. Visentini-Scarzanella, A. Dore, A. Menciassi, P. Dario, G-Z. Yang: Intra-operative monocular 3D reconstruction for image-guided navigation in active locomotion capsule endoscopy, The Fourth IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics Roma, Italy. June 24-27, 2012, pp. 768-774.

18. A. Verbeni, R. Melis, G. Ciuti, P. Dario, A. Menciassi, Magnetic levitation air capsule: a novel approach for fiction-less colonoscopy. In Proc. of the 3st National Congress of the Italian Group of Bioengineering (GNB) 2012, Rome, Italy, June 2012.

19. G. Ciuti, M. Salerno, G. Lucarini, P. Valdastri, A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, M. Morino, P. Dario: Comparative evaluation study of control methodologies and user interfaces for a robotic-aided endoscopic platform. In Proc. of the XV Annual Conference of the International Society for Computer Aided Surgery (ISCAS) 2011, Berlin, Germany, June 2011, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 2011, Vol. 6, Suppl. 1, pp. S288–S289.

20. G.Ciuti, N. Pateromichelakis, M. Sfakiotakis, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, D.P. Tsakiris, P.Dario: A wireless module for vibratory motor control and inertial sensing in capsule endoscopy. Proc. Eurosensors XXV, vol. 25, Athens, Greece, September 4-7, 2011.

21. C. Di Natali, G. Ciuti, V. Castelli, S. Tognarelli, E. Sinibaldi, P. Dario, A. Menciassi: Platform for Magnetic Propulsion and Ultrasound Tracking of Endovascular Devices. The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2011, London, UK, June 19-20, 2011, pp. 29-30.

22. M. Simi, G. Ciuti, S. Tognarelli, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, P. Dario: Magnetic link design for a robotic laparoscopic camera. 11th Joint-MMM-Intermag Conference 2010, Washington, DC, January 2010.

23. G. Ciuti, M. Salerno, G. Lucarini, P. Valdastri, A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, M. Morino, P. Dario: Preliminary comparative evaluation of control interfaces for a robotic-aided endoscopic platform. In Proc. of the 2st National Congress of the Italian Group of Bioengineering (GNB) 2010, Turin, Italy, June 2010.

24. J. L. Toennies, G. Ciuti, B. F. Smith, A. Menciassi, P. Valdastri, R. J. Webster III: Toward Tetherless insufflations of the GI tract. Conference Proceeding IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2010, pp. 1946 – 1949.

25. G. Ciuti, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, P. Dario: Robotic Steering and Locomotion for Active Capsular Endoscopy. In Proc. of the 1st National Congress of the Italian Group of Bioengineering (GNB) 2008, Pisa, Italy, July 3-5, 2008, p. 711.

CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

1. A. Cafarelli, A. Diodato, M. Mura, S. Tognarelli, L. Ricotti, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi: A tissue-mimicking phantom for in-vitro accuracy evaluation of USgHIFU procedures, FUS Therapy Symposium, October 15-16 2015, London , UK (abstract). Best Oral Presentation Award (47 abstracts total abstracts).

2. M. Ghionzoli, G. Ciuti, L. Ricotti, F. Tocchioni, R. Lo Piccolo, A. Menciassi, A. Messineo: Is a shorter bar the solution to avoid bar dislocation? International Pediatric Endosurgery Group Conference (IPEG 2013), Beijing, China, June 17-22, 2013.

3. A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, G. Lucarini, M. Salerno, C. Di Natali, M. Verra, P. Dario, M. Morino: Experimental assessment of a novel robotically driven endoscopic capsule for colonoscopy: a comparative study. United European Gastroenterology Week 2012 (UEG Week 2012), Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 20-24, 2012.

4. G. Ciuti, A. Verbeni, R. Melis, P. Dario, A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi: Magnetic Air Levitation Capsule: A Novel Approach For Frictionless Colonoscopy. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) 2012, Brussels, Belgium, June 2012 - Awarded as one of the seven best original presentations at EAES2012.

5. A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, G. Lucarini, M. Salerno, C. Di Natali, M. Verra, P. Dario, M. Morino: Experimental assessment of a novel robotically driven endoscopic capsule for colonoscopy: a comparative study. 7th Scientific and Annual Meeting of the European Society of Coloproctology 2012 (ESCP 2012), Vienna, Austria, September 26-28, 2012.

6. G. Ciuti, G. R. Tortora, A. Menciassi, Bioinspired locomotion for endoscopic capsules. 34th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society in Hilton, San Diego, California, USA, August 28 - September 1, 2012.

7. A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, G. Lucarini, M. Salerno, C. Di Natali, M. Verra, P. Dario, M. Morino: Experimental assessment of a novel robotically driven endoscopic capsule for colonoscopy: a comparative study. 18th National Congress of Digestive Diseases, Italian Federation of Societies of Digestive Diseases 2012, Naples, Italy, March 2012, vol. 44, no. 2, p. S58.

8. G. Ciuti, M. Salerno, G. Lucarini, M. Verra, M. E. Allaix, P. Valdastri, A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, M. Morino, P. Dario: Control user interfaces for a robotic-aid platform for endo and laparoscopic applications: which is the best? Eurasian Colorectal Technologies Association (ECTA) 2011, Turin, Italy, June 2011, vol. 15, p. 233.

9. P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, A. Verbeni, A. Menciassi, P. Dario, A. Arezzo, M. Morino: Magnetic air capsule robotic system: a novel approach for painless colonoscopy. Eurasian Colorectal Technologies Association (ECTA) 2011, Turin, Italy, June 2011, vol. 15, p. 234.

10. A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, G. Lucarini, M. Salerno, C. Di Natali, M. Verra, P. Dario, M. Morino: Experimental assessment of a novel robotically driven endoscopic capsule for colonoscopy: a comparative study. Eurasian Colorectal Technologies Association (ECTA) 2011, Turin, Italy, June 2011, vol. 15, p. 233.

11. A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, G. Lucarini, M. Salerno, C. Di Natali, M. Verra, P. Dario, M. Morino: Experimental assessment of a novel robotically driven endoscopic capsule for colonoscopy: a comparative study. 21st International Conference of Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT) 2011, Tel Aviv, Israel, September 2011, p. 77.

12. A. Arezzo, A. Menciassi, P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, G. Lucarini, M. Salerno, C. Di Natali, M. Verra, P. Dario, M. Morino: Experimental assessment of a novel robotically driven endoscopic capsule for colonoscopy: a comparative study. European Surgical Association (ESA) 2011, Helsinki, Finland, May 2011.

13. A. Arezzo, M. Verra, G. Ciuti, M.E. Allaix, M. Salerno, G. Lucarini, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, P. Dario, M. Morino. Which man-machine interface for a robotically driven endoscopic capsule for endo and laparoscopic applications? European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) 2011, Turin, Italy, June 2011.

14. P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, A. Verbeni, A. Menciassi, P. Dario, A. Arezzo, M. Morino: Magnetic air capsule robotic system: a novel approach for painless colonoscopy. European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) 2011, Turin, Italy, June 2011 - Winner of the Best Technology Award contribution at EAES2011.

15. J. L. Toennies, G. Ciuti, B. Smith, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, and R. J. Webster III: Initial Feasibility Studies on Wireless Insufflation of the GI Tract. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2010 (ICRA2010) - Workshop on Meso-Scale Robotics for Medical Interventions, Anchorage, Alaska, May 3 - 8, 2010.

16. G. Ciuti, P. Valdastri, A. Menciassi, P. Dario: Piattaforma di controllo innovativa per microsistemi robotici in procedure mediche endoscopiche. NIdays 2009, Milano, Italy, February 2009.

17. A. Menciassi, G. Ciuti, P. Valdastri, A. Arezzo, M. Morino, P. Dario: A novel robotic-aided platform for magnetic capsule endoscopy. In Proc. of the 21st International Conference of Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT), Sinaia, Romania, October 2009, p. 77.

18. N. Barbani, C. Cristallini, G. Ciuti, G. Ciardelli, D. Silvestri, F. Bertoni, A. Bonaretti, P. Giusti: Novel Phospholipidic Emulsifier-Based Method for the Preparation of Gellan Gum Microspheres. International Conference on Advances in Biomaterials for Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine, Capri, Italy, June 11-16, 2006.

19. G. D. Guerra, C. Cristallini, G. Ciuti, D. Cufari, N. Barbani: Poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride)-cross-polyoxyethylene: a possible use as a drug-release device. International Conference on Advances in Biomaterials for Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine, Capri, Italy, June 11-16, 2006.

BOOK CHAPTERS
1. A. Menciassi, G. Ciuti, C. Cavallotti: Video Capsule Endoscopy - A Comprehensive Guide and Atlas. Springer, 2013 (in publication by Springer).

PATENTS

1. G. Ciuti, T. Mazzocchi, A. Diodato, N. Vitiello, A. Menciassi. Rivestimento sensorizzato per l'interazione robotica. Reference number: 102015000055543, submission in Italy.

2. G. Ciuti, L. Ricotti, A. Menciassi, M. Ghionzoli, A. Messineo. Sistema per il monitoraggio del carico agente su un impianto protesico. Reference number: PI2013A000089, in collaboration with University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

3. G. Ciuti, L. Ricotti, A. Menciassi, M. Ghionzoli, A. Messineo. Apparato per la correzione della patologia del pectus Excavatum. Reference number: PI2013A000090, in collaboration with University of Florence, Florence, Italy

4. G. Ciuti, C. Basile Fasolo, A. Menciassi, P. Dario. Apparato indossabile per la diagnosi e la terapia di disfunzioni sessuali. Reference number: FI2013A000061 in collaboration with University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

5. P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi, P. Dario, R. J. Webster III, B. F. Smith, J. Toennies. Insufflation capsule. Reference number: PTC/EP2011/064764 in collaboration with Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

6. P. Valdastri, G. Ciuti, A. Menciassi, P. Dario. Magnetically guided robotic device for endoscopic procedures. Reference number: PCT/IB2011/055636.

7. M. Salerno, G. Ciuti, F. Mulana, A. Menciassi. Metodo per la localizzazione di dispositivi guidati magneticamente e relativo dispositivo magnetico. Reference number: PI2012A000071.

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