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ABSPIE pubblications

The updated list of all the lab publications can be read at:

  • Dr Leandro Pecchia webpage: link.
  • Dr Leandro Pecchia Google Scholr Account: link.


  • Journal
    • Montesinos, L., Castaldo, R., Pecchia, L., Wearable Inertial Sensors for Fall Risk Assessment and Prediction in Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis (Accepted 30.10.2017). IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering.
    • Castaldo, R., Melillo, P., Izzo, R., De Luca, N., & Pecchia, L. (2017). Fall prediction in hypertensive patients via short-term HRV Analysis. IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics, 21(2), 399-406. Link
    • Melillo, P., Orrico, A., Chirico, F., Pecchia, L., Rossi, S., Testa, F., & Simonelli, F. (2017). Identifying fallers among ophthalmic patients using classification tree methodology. PLoS one, 12(3), e0174083. Link
    • Bracale, U., Sciuto, A., Andreuccetti, J., Merola, G., Pecchia, L., Melillo, P., & Pignata, G. (2017). Laparoscopic recurrent inguinal hernia repair during the learning curve: it can be done?. Annali italiani di chirurgia, 88, 62. Link
  • Conferences
    • Montesinos, L., Castaldo, R., Piaggio, D., & Pecchia, L. (2017). Day-to-day variation in sleep quality and static balance: results from an exploratory study. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 611-614). Springer, Singapore. Link
    • Castaldo, R., Montesinos, L., Wan, T. S., Serban, A., Massaro, S., & Pecchia, L. (2017). Heart Rate Variability Analysis and Performance during a Repeated Mental Workload Task. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 69-72). Springer, Singapore. Link
    • Castaldo, R., Montesinos, L., Melillo, P., Massaro, S., & Pecchia, L. (2017). To What Extent Can We Shorten HRV Analysis in Wearable Sensing? A Case Study on Mental Stress Detection. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 643-646). Springer, Singapore. Link
    • Pecchia, L. (2017). Health Technology Assessment of Medical Devices in Low and Middle Income Countries: study design and preliminary results. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 225-228). Springer, Singapore. Link
    • Ciani, O., Federici, C., & Pecchia, L. (2017). The evaluation of medical devices: are we getting closer to solve the puzzle? A review of recent trends. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 916-919). Springer, Singapore. Link
    • Pirc, E., Pecchia, L., Serša, G., Snoj, M., Grošelj, A., Reberšek, M., & Miklavčič, D. (2017). Early stage Health Technology Assessment of Electrochemotherapy of skin-directed therapy for skin melanoma and Basal Cell Carcinoma. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 727-730). Springer, Singapore. Link
    • Badnjevic, Almir, et al. "Pre-classification process symptom questionnaire based on fuzzy logic for pulmonary function test cost reduction." CMBEBIH 2017. Springer, Singapore, 2017. 608-616. Link
    • Pallikarakis, N., Magjarevic, R., Pecchia, L., & Dermitzakis, A. (2017). Biomedical Engineering Education: Need for Harmonisation. In EMBEC & NBC 2017 (pp. 888-891). Springer, Singapore. Link


  • Organizational Neuroscience:
    • Massaro, Sebastiano, and Leandro Pecchia. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) analysis: a methodology for organizational neuroscience, Organizational Research Methods (2016). Link
  • Mental Stress Detection:
    • R. Castaldo, W. Xu, P. Melillo, and L. Pecchia, Detection of Mental Stress due to Oral Academic Examination via Ultra-short-term HRV Analysis, submitted at the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, FL, USA, 2016. Link
  • Healthcare Technology Assessment (HTA), MCDA and User Need elicitation to inform medical device design and policy:
    • Pecchia L, Castaldo R, Melillo P, Bracale U, Craven M, Bracale M, Early Stage Healthcare Technology Assessment, in Miniati, Iadanza, Dori,"Clinical Engineering: From Devices to Systems", Elsevier, ISBN:978012803767. Link
    • Borsci, S., Kuljis, J., Barnett, J., & Pecchia, L. (2016). Beyond the user preferences: Aligning the prototype design to the users’ expectations. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, 26(1), 16-39. Link
    • Meccariello, P., Castaldo, R., Montesinos, L., Guglielmelli, E., & Pecchia, L. (2016). A Matlab Tool to Support Systematic Literature Review with Meta-Analysis. In XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016 (pp. 994-996). Springer International Publishing.
    • Castaldo, R., & Pecchia, L. (2016). Preliminary Results from a Proof of Concept Study for Fall Detection via ECG Morphology. In XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016 (pp. 205-208). Springer International Publishing.


  • Prediction of Falls in the elderly:
    • Sannino G, Melillo P, De Pietro G, Stranges S, Pecchia L, (2015) “Short term heart rate variability to predict blood pressure drops due to standing: a pilot study”, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2015, 15(S3):S2 doi:10.1186/1472-6947-15-S3-S2
    • Melillo P, Jovic A, De Luca N and Pecchia L (2015) "An automatic classifier based on heart rate variability to identify fallers among hypertensive subjects", IET Healthcare Technology Letters, 2 (4): p 89-94, DOI: 10.1049/htl.2015.0012
    • Sannino G, Melillo P, De Pietro G, Stranges S, Pecchia L, (2015) "Blood Pressure Drop Prediction by using HRV measurements in Orthostatic Hypotension", Journal of Medical Systems, 39(11):292 DOI: 10.1007/s10916-015-0292-5
  • HTA, MCDA and User Need elicitation to inform medicaol device design and policy:
    • G. Fico, E. Gaeta, M.T. Arredondo and L. Pecchia, (2015) Analytic Hierarchy Process to define the most important factors and related technologies for empowering elderly people in taking an active role in their health, Journal of Medical Systems, 39(9) (2015): 1-7.
    • A Petrillo, F De Felice, C Vanzanella, F Crispino, J Martin, S Morgan, M Craven, L Pecchia, "Government Policy and Health Care management: proposal of a shared decision-making model", 2015, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, 14(3), 183-204.
  • Cardiovascular Risk Assessment:
    • P. Melillo, R. Izzo, A. Orrico, P. Scala, M. Attanasio, M. Mirra, N. De Luca, L. Pecchia (2015) "Automatic prediction of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events using Heart Rate Variability analysis", PloS one, 10(3): e0118504.
  • Mental wellbeing
    • Castaldo, R, MelilloP, Bracale U, Caserta M, Triassi M, Pecchia L “Mental stress and HRV: systematic review with meta-analysis”, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control (2015), Volume 18, April 2015, Pages 370–377.