Researcher at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Mauro Marinoni is a researcher at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa. He grateduated as a Computer Engineer from the University of Pavia in 2003, where he also completed his PhD in Computer Engineering in 2007.
Since 2007, he has been worings at the Institute of Communication Technologies, Information and Perception (TECIP), where he is currently the leader of the Resource Management area at the Real-Time Systems Laboratory (ReTiS).
His main research topics include scheduling, operating systems and energy management for systems subjected to time constraints, with particular attention to the integration of the improvements developed within the ReTiS Lab in different fields of application, from devices for e- Health employed to independent and distributed systems. He was the local coordinator of the FP7 JUNIPER project as well as for several industrial projects that exploit the results obtained from the research. In 2013 he co-founded BioCare srl Provider, a start-up that uses the latest web and mobile technologies to improve adherence to treatments.
THE USE OF A REAL-TIME OPERATING SYSTEM IN WEARABLE DEVICES FOR MEDICAL USE
In recent decades, the ongoing technological revolution is allowing the development of more compact and powerful devices with a diverse set of sensors that are able to take advantage of a variety of communication methods. One of the areas that has been most benefited from this innovation is the monitoring of the human body (for both recreational and therapeutic purposes). Unfortunately, the use of these complex platforms can affect the proper performance of individual activities. The use of a real-time operating system, which ensures compliance with the time constraints, can deal with these risks and propose a robust solution to the problem. To highlight the benefits of this approach, we have developed a sensor node for inertial monitoring and we created some applications that show its use for many monitoring activities of the human body.