Francesca Mulana

Dr.  Mulana , Francesca

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About Me: 

First level Degree in Biomedical Engineering on December 2007 at the Engineering University of Cagliari. The thesis entitled: “Study and implementation of algorithms for the analysis of the fetal electrocardiogram” was conducted at the EOLAB (Microelectronics Lab ), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari.

Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering on September 2012 at the Engineering University of Pisa. The thesis entitled "Magnetic and inertial sensor fusion for the localization of endoluminal diagnostic devices" was conducted at the CRIM Lab (Center for Research In Microengineering), Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Polo Sant'Anna Valdera).

Since November 2012, PhD Student in Biorobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna at the Biorobotics Insitute.

Research field: modelling, implementation and control of magnetic driven medical endoluminal devices, such as Active Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (AWCE), for diagnosis and theraphy.

My PhD activity is focused on magnetic driven devices localization and locomotion with the aim of solving safety, controllability and energy issues by integrating and optimizing in a single device a set of proven technological solutions thus making magnetic platforms (AWCE)suitable for deployment in a clinical setting.

Past and current activities:
-- Development e implementation of an accurate real time method for 3D localization of magnetic endoluminal device (WCE) both to derive the interaction forces and torques with the environment and to perform an effective power transmission.
-- Development of a Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) system for wireless capsule endoscopy application (WCE) (inductive coupling systems) (Research activity within the framework of the EU project SUPCAM www.supcam.eu).
-- Development and implementation of a wireless telemetry system (433MHz ISM, 300kbps) for wireless capsule endoscopy application (Research activity within the framework of the EU project SUPCAM www.supcam.eu).
-- Development and implementation of a low power wireless telemetry system (2.4GHz ISM, BL low energy system) for wireless capsule endoscopy application.
-- Development and implementation of an safety system for magnetic driven devices (WCE) in order to avoid tissue demages in a highly variable magnetic forces context.
-- Development and implementation of a 2D localization (position and orientation) system for magnetic driven devices (WCE) in order to establish the magnetic link, maintain the magnetic link and manage the interaction forces.