Pietro Cipresso

Professor, Istituto Auxologico Italiano

Senior Researcher and Chief Technical Officer at the Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Laboratory - ATN-P Lab, Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy, and Assistant Professor in Psychometrics at Catholic University of Milan. Cipresso, who is also Project Manager inside the ATN-P Lab, has coordinated and coinvestigated several National, European and International Projects and has been Visiting Researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, and at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He is the unit team leader of an EU Project (BodyPass: API-ecosystem for cross-sectorial exchange of 3D personal data). Cipresso is the Chief Editor for Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement (for both Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics). IF: 2.463, Q1. In this role (jointly with Prof. Immekus), he is managing a Board of 260 Editors. Graduated in Economics (Bocconi University), Psychology (Padua University), and Statistics (Bocconi University, titled GradStat of the Royal Statistical Society) and with a PhD in Communication and new technologies, major in Psychology (IULM University). Granted the prestigious status of Chartered Statistician (CStat) by the Royal Statistical Society, awarded Chartered Scientist (CSci) by Science Council; elected Fellow of the Psychonomic Society (FPsyS); Elected member of the Steering Committee (2018–20) of the Society for Computers in Psychology; Nominated Italian Delegate at NATO for four Panel: HFM-279 Leveraging Technology in Military Mental Health; HFM-ET-179 Biomedical Bases of Mental Fatigue and Military Fatigue Countermeasures; HFM-MSG-323 Guidelines for Mitigating Cybersickness in Virtual Reality Systems; Cognitive Neuroenhancement: Techniques and Technology. Author in the last four years of more than 100 scientific publications and books like "Emerging Trends in Computational Psychometrics," (forthcoming) "Modeling Emotions at the Edge of Chaos," "Computing Paradigms for Mental Health," "The Psychology of Social Networking," and "Virtual Reality: Technologies, Medical Applications and Challenges." In September 2012, Cipresso was awarded with the Canada Research Chair in Clinical Cyberpsychology New Investigator Award, sponsored by the Université du Québec, Outaouais, Canada and in 2015 Intel has awarded his project (NeuroActivity project) in the top 50 projects among 8.000 from 37 Countries in the World. Cipresso is also one of the most active Reviewers in the world (source: Publons).

Pietro is speaking at

Application Track 2 - Health
November 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Currently hospitals store and grow massive collections of 3D data that are not accessible by researchers, professionals and companies. About 2.7 petabytes a year are stored in the EU26. In parallel to the advances made in the health sector, new 3D body-surface scanning low cost technology has been developed for the goods consumer sector, namely apparel, animation and art. It is estimated that currently one person is scanned every 15 minutes in the US and Europe. And increasing.

The 3D data of the health sector can be used by designers and manufacturers of the consumer goods sector. At the same time, although 3D body-surface scanners have been developed primarily for the garment industry, 3D scanners’ low cost, non-invasive character, and ease of use make them appealing for widespread clinical applications and large-scale epidemiological surveys. However, companies and professionals of the consumer goods sector cannot access the 3D data of the health sector. And vice versa. Even exchanging information between data owners in the same sector is a big problem today. It is necessary to overcome problems related with data privacy and the processing of huge 3D datasets. To break these silos and foster the exchange of 3D data we need tools to process and exchange data in a secure way.

The objective of the session is to discuss about the different tools to: process and harmonize 3D databases, aggregate 3D data from different huge datasets, and exchange 3D data and assure anonymization and data protection (based on blockchain technology and distributed query engines). Services and visualization tools adapted to the necessities of the healthcare sector will be also tackled.

We will explain the tools developed in the BodyPass project and how they are applied in the ongoing pilot in two hospitals in Spain and Italy.

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