Chiara Rabotti

 

Chiara Rabotti was born in 1977 in Florence (Italy). She studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Florence, where she graduated (M.Sc. title) in 2004. After graduation, she joined for about 6 months the Microelectronics Systems Design group at the University of Florence. In June 2005 she was employed by the TU/e (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven) as research assistant by the SPS (Signal Processing Systems) Group. Here, she received the Ph.D. title on the characterization of uterine activity by electrohysterography. In the meanwhile, in 2009 she had joined TMS (Twente Medical Systems) International.

Since 2011, she is in the board of the BM/d research team as PostDoctorate researcher, first, and, currently, as Assistant Professor. Her scientific activity focuses on electrophysiological measurements and covers several projects within the pregnancy and neuromuscular research areas.

Contact

Chiara Rabotti M.Sc., PhD

Eindhoven University of Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering
Signal Processing Systems Group
Biomedical Diagnostics Research team

Mail address
P.O. Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Work address
Den Dolech 2
5612 AZ Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Room: Flux 7.076
Phone: +31 40 247 2340
E-mail: C.Rabotti@tue.nl

Publications

2017

/ N.P.M. Kuijsters, W.G. Methorst, M.S.Q. Kortenhorst, C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, and B.C. Schoot, "Uterine peristalsis and fertility: current knowledge and future perspectives: a review and meta-analysis", Reprod Biomed Online, vol. 35, no. 1, 2017.

2016

/ S. Song, M. Rooijakkers, P. Harpe, C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, A. van Roermund, and E. Cantatore, "A Noise Reconfigurable Current-Reuse Resistive Feedback Amplifier With Signal-Dependent Power Consumption for Fetal ECG Monitoring", IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 16, no. 23, 2016, pp. 8304-8313.
/ Hinke de Lau, Kai Tao Yang, Chiara Rabotti, Marion Vlemminx, Galin Bajlekov, Massimo Mischi, and Swan Gie Oei, "Toward a new modality for detecting a uterine rupture: electrohysterogram propagation analysis during trial of labor after cesarean", The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 2016, pp. 1--6.
/ Lin Xu, Chiara Rabotti, and Massimo Mischi, "Analysis of vibration exercise at varying frequencies by different fatigue estimators", 2016.
/ Lin Xu, Marco Cardinale, Chiara Rabotti, Bogdan Beju, and Massimo Mischi, "Eight-Week Vibration Training of the Elbow Flexors by Force Modulation: Effects on Dynamic and Isometric Strength", Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, vol. 30, no. 3, 2016, pp. 739-746.

2015

/ Lin Xu, Michael J Rooijakkers, Chiara Rabotti, Jan Peuscher, and Massimo Mischi, "Use of power-line interference for adaptive motion artifact removal in biopotential measurements", Physiological Measurement, vol. 37, 2015, pp. 25-40.
/ Massimo Mischi, Nienke Kuijsters, Federica Sammali, Chiara Rabotti, and Benedictus Schoot, "Feasibility of uterine speckle tracking for improved embryo implantation", IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, 2015.
/ Chiara Rabotti, Federica Sammali, Nienke Kuijsters, Benedictus Schoot, Mady Kortenhorst, and Massimo Mischi, "Analysis of uterine activity in nonpregnant women by electrohysterography: a feasibility study", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2015, pp. 5916-5919.
/ G.I. Bajlekov, C. Rabotti, S.G. Oei, and M. Mischi, "Electrohysterographic Detection of Uterine Contractions in Term Pregnancy", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2015, pp. 5851-5854.
/ Michiel Rooijakkers, Chiara Rabotti, Hinke de Lau, S Oei, Jan Bergmans, and Massimo Mischi, "Feasibility study of a new method for low-complexity fetal movement detection from abdominal ECG recordings", IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2015, pp. 1361 -- 1368.
/ Lin Xu, Chiara Rabotti, and Massimo Mischi, "On the nature of the electromyographic signals recorded during vibration exercise", European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 115, 2015, pp. 1095-1106.
/ Shuang Song, Michaël Rooijakkers, Pieter Harpe, Chiara Rabotti, Massimo Mischi, Arthur H. M. Van Roermund, and Eugenio Cantatore, "A Low-Voltage Chopper-Stabilized Amplifier for Fetal ECG Monitoring With a 1.41 Power Efficiency Factor", Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 9, no. 2, 2015, pp. 237-247.
/ C. Rabotti and M. Mischi, "Propagation of electrical activity in uterine muscle during pregnancy: a review", Acta Physiologica, vol. 213, no. 2, 2015, pp. 406 - 416.

2014

/ M.J. Rooijakkers, H. de Lau, C. Rabotti, S.G. Oei, J.W.M. Bergmans, and M. Mischi, "Fetal movement detection based on QRS amplitude variations in abdominal ECG recordings", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2014, pp. 1452--1455.
/ S. Song, M.J. Rooijakkers, P. Harpe, C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, A.H.M. van Roermund, and E. Cantatore, "A multiple-channel frontend system with current reuse for fetal monitoring applications", Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2014 IEEE International Symposium on, 2014, pp. 253 -- 256.
/ Michael J Rooijakkers, Chiara Rabotti, S Guid Oei, Ronald M Aarts, and Massimo Mischi, "Low-complexity intrauterine pressure estimation using the Teager energy operator on electrohysterographic recordings", Physiological Measurement, vol. 35, no. 7, 2014, pp. 1215 - 1228.
/ M.J. Rooijakkers, C. Rabotti, and M. Mischi, "Low-complexity intrauterine pressure estimation using the Teager energy Operator", IEEE SBE Symposium Advancing Healthcare, Eindhoven, 2014, pp. 17.
/ M. J. Rooijakkers, S. Song, C. Rabotti, S. G. Oei, J. W. M. Bergmans, E. Cantatore, and M. Mischi, "Influence of Electrode Placement on Signal Quality for Ambulatory Pregnancy Monitoring", Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, vol. 2014, 2014, pp. 12.
/ Hinke de Lau, Chiara Rabotti, Herman P Oosterbaan, Massimo Mischi, and Guid S Oei, "Study protocol: PoPE-Prediction of Preterm delivery by Electrohysterography", BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 14, no. 1, 2014, pp. 192.

2013

/ M.J. Rooijakkers, C. Rabotti, and M. Mischi, "Using the Teager energy operator for low-complexity intrauterine pressure estimation ", Proceedings on 12th Belgian Day on Biomedical Engineering - joint meeting with IEEE EMBS Benelux Chapter, Brussels, 2013, pp. 45.
/ Hinke de Lau, Chiara Rabotti, Rianne Bijloo, Michael Johannes Rooijakkers, Massimo Mischi, and S. Guid Oei, "Automated Conduction Velocity Analysis in the Electrohysterogram for Prediction of Imminent Delivery: A Preliminary Study", Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, vol. 2013, 2013, pp. 7.
/ Hinke de Lau, Chiara Rabotti, Nicole Haazen, S. Guid Oei, and Massimo Mischi, "Towards improving uterine electrical activity modeling and electrohysterography: ultrasonic quantification of uterine movements during labor", Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, vol. 92, no. 11, 2013, pp. 1323--1326.
/ S. Song, M.J. Rooijakkers, P.J.A. Harpe, C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, A.H.M. van Roermund, and E. Cantatore, "A 430nW 64nV/square root Hertz current-reuse telescopic amplifier for neural recording applications", Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE-BIOCAS Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BIOCAS 2013, 2013.
/ M.J. Rooijakkers, C. Rabotti, S.G. Oei, R.M. Aarts, and M. Mischi, "Low-complexity intrauterine pressure monitoring by Teager energy estimation", 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Osaka, 2013, pp. 7424 - 7427.
/ M.J. Rooijakkers, C. Rabotti, and M. Mischi, "Model-based SNR estimation in abdominal ECG for optimal electrode placement", 1st Jan Beneken Conference on Modeling and Symulation of Human Physiology, Eindhoven, 2013.
/ M.J. Rooijakkers, S. Song, C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, and E. Cantatore, "Optimal Electrode Selection for Ambulatory Pregnancy Monitoring", Sense of Contact 15 - Sensors across the application domains, Soesterberg, 2013.
/ L. Xu, C. Rabotti, and M. Mischi, "Novel vibration-exercise instrument with dedicated adaptive filtering for electromyographic investigation of neuromuscular activation", IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 21, no. 2, 2013, pp. 275-282.
/ J. Laforet, C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, and C. Marque, "Improved multi-scale modeling of uterine electrical activity", IRBM, vol. 34, no. 1, 2013, pp. 38-42.
/ M. J. Rooijakkers, C. Rabotti, and M. Mischi, "Selection of optimal electrode positions for ambulatory pregnancy monitoring", Book of Abstracts of the 4th Dutch Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering (BME 2013), 24-25 January 2013, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, 2013, pp. 211 - 212.
/ J. van 't Hooft, C. Rabotti, and S. G. Oei, "Electrohysterographic evaluation of preterm contractions in a patient with a unicornuate uterus", Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand, vol. 92, no. 6, 2013, pp. 730-3.
/ S. Song, M.J. Rooijakkers, C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, A.H.M. van Roermund, and E. Cantatore, "A low-power noise scalable instrumentation amplifier for fetal monitoring applications", Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2013 IEEE International Symposium on, 2013, pp. 1926-1929.
/ C. Rabotti, H. de Lau, N. Haazen, G. Oei, and M. Mischi, "Ultrasound analysis of the uterine wall movement for improved electrohysterographic measurement and modeling", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2013, pp. 7436-7439.

2012

/ Fei Yu, A. Bilberg, E. Stenager, C. Rabotti, B. Zhang, and Mischi M., "A wireless body measurement system to study fatigue in multiple sclerosis", Physiological Measurement, vol. 33, 2012, pp. 2033-2048.
/ L. Xu, C. Rabotti, and M. Mischi, "Novel vibration-exercise instrument with dedicated adaptive filtering for electromyographic investigation of neuromuscular activation", 2012.
/ M. Mischi, C. Rabotti, and M. Cardinale, "Analysis of muscle fatigue induced by isometric vibration exercise at varying frequencies", Proceedings on the 34th IEEE EMBC, San Diego (CA), 2012, pp. 6463-3466.
/ L. Xu, C. Rabotti, and M. Mischi, "Characterization of a novel instrument for vibration exercise", Proceedings on the 34th IEEE EMBC, 2012, pp. 2760-2763.
/ M. Mischi, C. Rabotti, and M. Cardinale, "Muscle fatigue in vibration exercise", The 19th Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Brisbane (AUS), 2012, pp. 146.
/ Michael J Rooijakkers, Chiara Rabotti, S Guid Oei, and Massimo Mischi, "Low-complexity R-peak detection for ambulatory fetal monitoring", Physiological Measurement, vol. 33, no. 7, 2012, pp. 1135 - 1150.

2011

/ M.J. Rooijakkers, C. Rabotti, and M Mischi, "Low complexity R-peak detection as a first step in ambulatory fetal monitoring", 10th Belgian Day on Biomedical Engineering - joint meeting with IEEE EMBS Benelux Chapter, Brussels, Belgium, 2011, pp. 143.
/ M.J. Rooijakkers, C. Rabotti, and M. Mischi, "Low-complexity maternal R-peak detection in antenatal abdominal recordings", Book of Abstracts of the 3rd Dutch Conference on Bio-Medical Engineering (BME 2011), 2011, pp. 10.
/ C. Rabotti, R. Bijloo, G. Oei, and M. Mischi, "Vectorial analysis of the electrohysterogram for prediction of preterm delivery: A preliminary study", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,EMBC, 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2011, pp. 3880-3883.
/ M.J. Rooijakkers, C. Rabotti, M. Bennebroek, J. van Meerbergen, and M. Mischi, "Low-complexity R-peak detection in ECG signals: A preliminary step towards ambulatory fetal monitoring", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,EMBC, 2011 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Boston, USA, 2011, pp. 1761-1764.
/ J. Laforet, C. Rabotti, J. Terrien, M. Mischi, and C. Marque, "Toward a multiscale model of the uterine electrical activity", IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, vol. 58, no. 12, 2011, pp. 3487-90--.
/ C. Rabotti, S. G. Oei, J. van 't Hooft, and M. Mischi, "Electrohysterographic propagation velocity for preterm delivery prediction", Am J Obstet Gynecol, vol. 205, no. 6, 2011, pp. e9-10; author reply e10.

2010

/ M. Mischi, C. Rabotti, and M. Cardinale, "Electromyographic assessment of muscle fatigue during isometric vibration training at varying frequencies", IEEE-EMBS Proceedings on the 32nd Annual International Conference, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 2010, pp. 2338-2341.
/ M. Mischi, C. Rabotti, and M. Cardinale, "On the effects of vibration training on muscle fatigue", 18th ISEK Congress , Aalborg (Denmark), 2010.
/ M. P. Vinken, C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, J. O. van Laar, and S. G. Oei, "Nifedipine-induced changes in the electrohysterogram of preterm contractions: feasibility in clinical practice", Obstet Gynecol Int, vol. 2010, 2010, pp. 325635--.
/ C. Rabotti and M. Mischi, "Two-dimensional estimation of the electrohysterographic conduction velocity", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2010, pp. 4262-4265--.
/ Chiara Rabotti, "Characterization of uterine activity by electrohysterography", PhD Thesis, 2010.
/ C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, L. Beulen, G. Oei, and J. W. Bergmans, "Modeling and identification of the electrohysterographic volume conductor by high-density electrodes", IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, vol. 57, no. 3, 2010, pp. 519-27.
/ C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, S. G. Oei, and J. W. Bergmans, "Noninvasive estimation of the electrohysterographic action-potential conduction velocity", IEEE Trans Biomed Eng, vol. 57, no. 9, 2010, pp. 2178-87-.

2009

/ C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, J. O. E. H. van Laar, S. G. Oei, and J. W. M. Bergmans, "Myometrium electromechanical modeling for internal uterine pressure estimation by electrohysterography", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2009. EMBC 2009. Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2009, pp. 6259-6262--.
/ M. Mischi, C. Rabotti, L. Vosters, S. G. Oei, and J. Bergmans, "Electrohysterographic conduction velocity estimation", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2009. EMBC 2009. Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2009, pp. 6934-6937--.
/ C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, J. O. van Laar, G. S. Oei, and J. W. Bergmans, "Inter-electrode delay estimators for electrohysterographic propagation analysis", Physiol Meas, vol. 30, no. 8, 2009, pp. 745-61--.
/ M. P. Vinken, C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, and S. G. Oei, "Accuracy of frequency-related parameters of the electrohysterogram for predicting preterm delivery: a review of the literature", Obstet Gynecol Surv, vol. 64, no. 8, 2009, pp. 529-41--.

2008

/ C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, J. van Laar, G. Oei, and J. Bergmans, "On the propagation analysis of electrohysterographic signals", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2008. EMBS 2008. 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2008, pp. 3868-3871--.
/ C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, J. O. van Laar, G. S. Oei, and J. W. Bergmans, "Estimation of internal uterine pressure by joint amplitude and frequency analysis of electrohysterographic signals", Physiol Meas, vol. 29, no. 7, 2008, pp. 829-41--.

2007

/ C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, J. van Laar, G. Oei, and J. Bergmans, "Electrohysterographic analysis of uterine contraction propagation with labor progression: a preliminary study", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2007. EMBS 2007. 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, 2007, pp. 4135-4138--.
/ S. M. Martens, C. Rabotti, M. Mischi, and R. J. Sluijter, "A robust fetal ECG detection method for abdominal recordings", Physiol Meas, vol. 28, no. 4, 2007, pp. 373-88--.