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Giuseppe Turini

Research Interests

Computer-assisted surgery and virtual surgery

Interactive 3D visualization and real-time physics simulation

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

Computer graphics and computer vision

 

Education

M.S.Computer Science, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 2004

Ph.D. Health Technologies (Computer Engineering), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 2011

Post Doctoral Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy 2011-2012

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2012-present

Visiting Research Associate, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2016

Visiting Research Associate, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2015

Visiting Research Associate, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2013-2014

Temporary Research Associate, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2012

Ph.D. Student, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2007-2011

Research Fellow, EndoCAS Center for Computer Assisted Surgery, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2005-2006

Research Fellow, Visiting Computing Lab (CNR-ISTI), Pisa, Italy, 2005

 

Research Activities

Office of Ergonomics Research Committee (OERC): “Development of Software Control-Display Parameters to Optimize Usability and Reduce Ergonomic Burden of Touchless Gestural Interfaces “ by J. Young (IME), and G. Turini (CS). Duration: December 2014 – December 2015.

Kettering University – Faculty Research Fellowship Award: “Gesture Identification and Task Monitoring with Markerless Motion Tracking Systems” by J. Young (IME), and G. Turini (CS). Duration: September 2014 – September 2015.

National Science Foundation (NSF) – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) (grant CNS-1429352): “Acquisition of 4G LTE and WiMAX Wireless System to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research Efforts and Enhance Undergraduate Research Training” by Y. Wang (PI, CS), J.G. Geske (Co-PI, CS), S. Kanchi (Co-PI, CS), G. Tewolde (Co-PI, ECE), and G. Turini (Co-PI, CS). Duration: August 2014 – August 2016.

Office of Ergonomics Research Committee (OERC): “Touchless Gestural Controls: Effects of Control-Display Gain, Gesture Workspace Constraints, and Support Affordances on Task Performance and User-Adopted Gesture Posture, Muscular Effort, Discomfort and Usability” by J. Young (IME), and G. Turini (CS). Duration: December 2013 – December 2014.

National Science Foundation (NSF) – Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) (grant CMMI-1337531): “MRI: Acquisition of a Motion Capture System to Facilitate Multidisciplinary Research Efforts and Enhance Undergraduate Research Training” by J. Young (PI, IME), T. Lynch-Caris (Co-PI, IME), G. Tewolde (Co-PI, ECE), G. Turini (Co-PI, CS), and M. Zadeh (Co-PI, ECE). Duration: September 2013 – September 2015.

European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) – Large-Scale Integrating Project (grant IP-ICT-2007-2#224565): “ARAKNES: Array of Robots Augmenting the KiNematics of Endoluminal Surgery” by Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Coordinator, Italy), Imperial College London (United Kingdom), Universita’ di Pisa (Italy), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland), MictoTech S.r.l. (Italy), KARL STORZ GmbH & Co. (Germany), ST Microelectronics (Italy), University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom), University of Barcelona (Spain), CNRS-LIRMM (France), and Novineon GmbH (Germany). Duration: May 2008 – April 2012. Website: www.araknes.org

 

Selected Publications

Turini, G., Condino, S., Postorino, M., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M. (2016). Improving endovascular intraoperative navigation with real-time skeleton-based deformation of virtual vascular structures. In International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics (pp. 82-91). Springer.

Riyal, R., Patel, A. D., Murugesan, T., Turini, G., Young, J. G. (2015). Effect of control-display transfer function on pointing performance for a hand/finger based touchless gestural controls: a preliminary investigation. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 59(1), pp. 1085-1089. SAGE.

Murugesan, T., Patel, A. D., Riyal, R., Turini, G., Young, J. G (2015). Effect of armrest positioning and workspace constraints on muscle activity for touchless gestural controls. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 59(1), pp. 1291-1295. SAGE.

Turini, G., Condino, S., Stecco, A., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Gesi, M. (2015). A 3D sparse motion field filtering for quantitative analysis of fascial layers mobility based on 3D ultrasound scans. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 2015 Annual International Conference of the IEEE (pp. 775-780). IEEE.

Condino, S., Turini, G., Parrini, S., Stecco, A., Busoni, F., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Gesi, M. (2015). A semiautomatic method for in vivo three-dimensional quantitative analysis of fascial layers mobility based on 3D ultrasound scans. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 10(11), 1721-1735.

Carbone, M., Turini, G., Petroni, G., Niccolini, M., Menciassi, A., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F., Ferrari, V. (2012). Computer guidance system for single-incision bimanual robotic surgery. Computer Aided Surgery, 17(4), 161-171.

Turini, G., Moglia, A., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F. (2012). Patient-specific surgical simulator for the pre-operative planning of single-incision laparoscopic surgery with bimanual robots. Computer Aided Surgery, 17(3), 103-112.

Sala, A., Turini, G., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F., Ferrari, V. (2011, August). Integration of biomechanical parameters in tetrahedral mass-spring models for virtual surgery simulation. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC, 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE (pp. 4550-4554). IEEE.

Moglia, A., Turini, G., Ferrari, V., Ferrari, M., Mosca, F. (2010). Patient specific surgical simulator for the evaluation of the movability of bimanual robotic arms. Studies in health technology and informatics, 163, 379-385.

Turini, G., Pietroni, N., Megali, G., Ganovelli, F., Pietrabissa, A., Mosca, F. (2011). New techniques for computer-based simulation in surgical training. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, 5(4), 303-316.

Megali, G., Ferrari, V., Freschi, C., Morabito, B., Cavallo, F., Turini, G., Troia, E., Cappelli, C., Pietrabissa, A., Tonet, O., Cuschieri, A., Dario, P., Mosca, F. (2008). EndoCAS navigator platform: a common platform for computer and robotic assistance in minimally invasive surgery. The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 4(3), 242-251.

Turini, G., Pietroni, N., Ganovelli, F., Scopigno, R. (2007). Techniques for Computer Assisted Surgery. In Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference (Vol. 2007).

Turini, G., Ganovelli, F., Montani, C. (2006). Simulating drilling on tetrahedral meshes. In Proceedings of Eurographics Conference (pp. 127-131).

 

Contact Information

Email: gturini@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9706

Office: 2-300 B AB