Antonio Pedotti
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Antonio Pedotti is Professor of Biomedical Technologies at the Politecnico di Milano where he has been Chairman of the Bioengineering Dept., Member of the Academic Senate and Director of the Biomedical Technologies Lab (TBM-Lab) (

He has been Assistant Professor at the University of California-Berkeley and Founder and Director of the Bioengineering Center of the Politecnico and the Scientific Medical Institute Don Gnocchi where he was appointed also as Scientific Director. He has been member of the Superior Health Council of the Italian Government and national representative in the COMAC-BME of the EU. He is President of the A.I.I.M.B. (It. Ass. of Med. and Biological Eng.) and has been Chairman of the ESEM (Eur. Soc. of Eng. and Med.), ISEK (Int. Soc. of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology) and SIAMOC (It. Soc. for Movement Analysis in Clinics). He is member of the Istituto Lombardo di Science e Lettered Academy. Prof. Pedotti has been member of the Editorial Board of various scientific journals and Project Leader of many EU Projects.

His interdisciplinary research activities on bioengineering, computational modelling and IT applied to biological systems and medicine have been focused on:
– Movement science, neuromotor control and learning, motor disorders and rehabilitation, prostheses, biomechanics, ergonomics, where he gave a special contribution by developing the “Pedotti diagram” of gait and the Elite System for 3D movement analysis;
– Technical aids, devices and services for rehabilitation and recovery of functions in disabled persons including the development of the Service for Information and Evaluation of Technical Aids (SIVA) which has been the model for the European Network;
– Cardiovascular system and technologies for blood pressure measuring and processing focused on analysis of baroreflex control and hypertension;
– Cancer treatment by image guided radiotherapy and hadrontherapy aimed on developing innovative technologies for computer aided patient positioning and tumour targeting;
– Respiratory function, lung modelling and related pathologies including the development of Optoelectronic Plethysmography (OEP) for a better understanding of mechanics of breathing and of Force Oscillation Technique (FOT) opening new ways for detecting Expiratory Flow Limitation (EFL), improving mechanical ventilation and home monitoring of chronic diseases like COPD and asthma.

His scientific activity is documented by more than 300 scientific papers, books and patents. Many of his patents have been licensed to national and international Companies and promoted the creation of innovative spin-off to transfer results of research into medical applications and products to help patients by improving diagnosis, treatment and health services.