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Special Session
Special Session on
Printed, Textile-based and Hybrid Sensing Solutions for Health, Safety and Wellbeing
 - PrinTexSens 2024

21 - 23 February, 2024 - Rome, Italy

Within the 17th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2024


Nicola Francesco Lopomo
Politecnico di Milano | University of Brescia

Brief Bio
Nicola Francesco Lopomo, in 2003, graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, and there, in 2008, he got also his Ph.D. in Bioengineering defending with merits a thesis on computer-assisted surgery. From 2004 to 2018 he has been a research fellow at the “Laboratorio di Biomeccanica e Innovazione Tecnologica” and “Laboratorio di NanoBiotecnologie” (NaBi) of “Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli” in Bologna, Italy, where he dealt with musculoskeletal biomechanics and deposition/characterization of ceramic coatings for orthopedic applications, respectively. Since 2015 he has been an Associate Professor in Bioengineering with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Brescia, Italy and collaborate with Department of Design of Politecnico di Milano. He follows projects in neuro-muscular rehabilitation and occupational ergonomics on the basis of advanced technologies, such as printed electronics, and musculo-skeletal biomechanics.
Giuseppe Andreoni
Design, Politecnico di Milano

Brief Bio
Prof. Giuseppe Andreoni is currently full professor at the Design Dept. of Politecnico di Milano. He also serves that department as the scientific coordinator of the TeDH-Technology and Design for Healthcare and Wellbeing Laboratory, which includes the Sensibilab (Biomedical Sensors and Systems Lab.) and of the LyPhE (Laboratory of Physical Ergonomics). He has a wealth of experience in the design and development of innovative products, systems, and services in the healthcare and ergonomics sectors, with specific know-how about integrating technologies and participatory design methodologies. His main research interests are: ergonomics, wearable sensors, design, rehabilitation and assistive technology.
Emilio Sardini
University of Brescia

Brief Bio
Emilio Sardini has been a dedicated researcher and educator at the University of Brescia since 1984. His extensive career includes leadership roles such as Head of the Department of Information Engineering, Senate and Board of Directors membership at the University, and coordination of the PhD program in “Technology for Health”. His department achieved the "Department of Excellence 2018-2022" recognition from the Italian government agency ANVUR. Sardini's research focuses on sensors and their intersections with various disciplines like life sciences and industry. His work encompasses topics like ultrasonic sensors, capacitance transducers, telemetry transmission, autonomous sensors, health sensors, wearable sensors, and biosensors. Notably, his management skills were instrumental in securing grants, including Cariplo, Smart Factory and NRRP projects. Sardini actively participates in the burgeoning field of “Industry 4.0”, serving on scientific and technical committees like MADE Competence Center and AFIL (Associazione Fabbrica Intelligente Lombardia). In addition to his research, Sardini has made significant contributions to education by eaching various university courses, including those on sensors, electronic instrumentation, and microprocessors.


The session will focus on the most recent advances in sensors used for human health, safety and wellbeing applications. The capability of new solutions able to print sensors on different types of substrates and the availability of functionalized yarns, together with hybrid approaches, open new frontiers in monitoring parameters related to bio-physiological functions in medicine, sport, cognitive, assistive and ergonomic applications. Real world data obtained with these sensors offer a new insight into human behaviors and performances in ecologic conditions. An updated state of the art and knowledge sharing event is recommended to create a community area.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Printed Sensors
  • Textile Sensors
  • Hybrid Sensors
  • Processes for Textile Functionalization
  • Applications in Medicine
  • Applications in Sport
  • Applications in Ergonomic
  • AI-enhanced Sensing


Paper Submission: December 31, 2023 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 9, 2024 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2024 (expired)


Paolo Perego, Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Emilia Scalona, University of Brescia, Italy

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, DBLP, Semantic Scholar, EI and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


BIOSTEC Special Sessions - PrinTexSens 2024