Velio Macellari received an Electronics Engineering degree in 1973 from the University of Rome, Italy. Presently, he is the Director of the Department of Technology and Health of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Institute of Health), the scientific body of the Italian health system. His research activity includes the study and development of biomedical instrumentation and methods for the acquisition and analysis of biomedical relevant physical quantities. He initiated in biotelemetry by means of implantable devices, has continued prevalently in the field of biomechanics of human movement, and successively widened to include motor rehabilitation engineering and telemedicine. He holds four patents for human movement measurement instruments. Moreover, he is Member of the International Society on Biotelemetry, the International Society of Biomechanics, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. He is a Reviewer for Clinical Biomechanics; Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing; IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering; Gait and Posture; IEEE Transaction on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering; and IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. He is Editor of the International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications and Coordinator of Italian and international research projects. He has acted as an evaluator for different Italian and European research programs.
Biography Updated on 17 September 2012