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Elisabetta Farella

Head of the unit
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Short bio

Elisabetta Farella, Ph.D., is the lead researcher of the Energy Efficient Embedded Digital Architectures (E3DA) unit at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Trento, Italy. Her research is in the field of energy-independent embedded systems that are, at the same time, equipped with artificial on-board intelligence. Examples of such systems are Wireless Sensor Networks, wearable electronics, Internet of Things from the point of view of devices equipped with smart sensors and actuators. These technologies are used in various application fields from motor rehabilitation to human-machine interaction, especially in smart cities and communities. She worked since 2014 as coordinator of the research activities on-body sensor and actuators networks, smart objects and tangible interfaces at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering (DEI) at the University of Bologna ( within the group of Prof. Luca Benini. From Spring 2001 to end of 2005 she was research fellow at CINECA Visit Lab ( From 2006 to 2010 she was research supervisor at T3lab ( of 3 groups of researchers working on embedded systems (wireless sensor networks, ambient assisted living, RFID). Elisabetta participates with different roles to several National and International projects (e.g. EU projects), cooperating with industries and academies. 

Research interests
body area networks wireless sensor networks ambient intelligence human computer interaction pervasive healthcare motor rehabilitation wearable devices
  1. Tomasini, Marco; Benatti, Simone; Casamassima, Filippo; Milosevic, Bojan; Fateh, Schekeb; Farella, Elisabetta; Benini, Luca,
    Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE,
    , pp. 3189-
    , (Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE,
    Milano, Italy,
    25-29 August 2015)
  2. Casamassima F.; Ferrari A.; Milosevic B.; Ginis P.; Farella E.; Rocchi L.,
    in «SENSORS»,
    vol. 14,
    n. 4,
    , pp. 6229 -
  3. Benatti S.; Farella E.; Benini L.; Gruppioni E.,
    Analysis of Robust Implementation of an EMG Pattern Recognition Based Control,
    Proceedings of International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing 2014 (BIOSIGNALS 2014),
    , pp. 45-
    , (BIOSIGNALS 2014,
    Eseo, Angers, France,
    3-6 March, 2014)
  4. Casamassima F.; Farella E.; Benini L.,
    Context aware power management for motion-sensing body area network nodes,
    Proceedings of Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE), 2014,
    , pp. 1-
    , (Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition (DATE), 2014,
    Dresden, Germany,
    24-28 March 2014)
  5. Mellone S.; Ferrari A.; Tacconi C.; Valtolina E.; Greenlaw R.; Nawaz A.; Bourke A.; Ferriol P.; Farella E.; Rocchi L.; Hawley-Hague H.; Chiari L.;,
    Smart Environments and Systems for Maintaining Health and Independent Living: The FARSEEING and CuPiD Projects,
    ForitAAL, 5° Forum Italiano per l'Ambient Assisted Living,
    Catania, Italy,
    2 – 5 settembre 2014)
  6. Benatti S.; Benini L.; Farella E.,
    Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers: Adjunct Program (ISWC '14 Adjunct).,
    New York, NY, USA,
    , pp. 163-
    , (ACM ISWC/UbiComp 2014,
    Seattle, Washington, US,
    Sep. 13-17, 2014)
  7. Ferrari A.; Casamassima F.; Milosevic B.; Farella E.; Ginis P.; Nieuwboer A.; Gazit E.; Dorfman M.; Rocchi L.; Chiari L.,
    Intelligent tutoring system for gait rehabilitation of subjects with Parkinson's disease via inertial sensors and closed loop audio-feedback,
    Istanbul, Turkey,
    8-12 Apr. 2014,
  8. Casamassima F.; Farella E.; Benini L.,
    Activity aware power management for motion sensing body area network nodes,
    Lausanne, CH,
    9-11 Jan 2014,
  9. Rocchi L.; Farella E.; Greenlaw R.; Chiari L.,
    Tele - rehabilitation system based on augmented feedback for people with Parkinson’s Disease: design principles (Chapter 5),
    Tele-Healthcare Computing and Engineering: Principles and Design,
    Science Publishers, CRC Press - 746 Pages,
    , pp. 99 -
  10. Bernardos A.; Seet B.C.; Farella E.; Casar J.; Al-Anbuky A.,
    Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), 2013 IEEE International Conference on,
    , pp. 1-
    , (SENAmI 2013: 5th international workshop on smart environments and ambient intelligence 2013,
    San Diego, California,