The Project

Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Lab – Istituto Auxologico Italiano

Main roles
  • Clinical trial manager
  • Collaboration in the ideation and design of virtual environments used to induce psychological stress
  • Collaboration in the design, development and testing of Positive Technology App, a mobile application that integrates a 3D Virtual Reality environment with a mobile biofeedback technology to help users in managing and coping with daily psychological stress
  • Design and execution of preliminary studies on the efficacy of Virtual Reality as a media to induce stress
  • Ideation of the clinical protocol adopted in the trial
  • Execution of the clinical trial (high expertise as a psychological stress trainer)
  • Gaggioli A, Pallavicini F, Morganti L, Serino S, Scaratti C, Briguglio M, Crifaci G, Vetrano N, Giulintano A, Bernava G, Tartarisco G, Pioggia G, Raspelli S, Cipresso P, Vigna C, Grassi A, Baruffi M, Wiederhold B, Riva G: Interreality for the Management of Psychological Stress: a Block Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical internet Research 2014, 16(7):e167. Download PDF
  • Pallavicini F, Gaggioli A, Raspelli S, Cipresso P, Serino S, Vigna C, Grassi A, Morganti L, Baruffi M, Wiederhold B, Riva G: Interreality for the management and training of psychological stress: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials 2013, 14:191. Download PDF
  • Pallavicini F, Cipresso P, Raspelli S, Grassi A, Serino S, Vigna C, Triberti S, Villamira M, Gaggioli A, Riva G: Is Virtual Reality Always an Effective Stressors for Exposure Treatments? Some Insights from a Controlled Trial. BMC Psychiatry 2013, 13:52. Download PDF
  • Carbonaro N, Cipresso P, Tognetti A, Anania G, De Rossi D, Pallavicini F, Gaggioli A, Riva G: Psychometric Assessment of Cardio-Respiratory Activity Using a Mobile Platform. International Journal of Handheld Computing Research 2014, 5(1):13-29. Download PDF
  • Riva G, Vigna C, Grassi A, Raspelli S, Cipresso P, Pallavicini F, Serino S, Gaggioli A: Learning island: the development of a virtual reality system for the experiential training of stress management. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2012, 173:369-371. Download PDF
  • Cipresso P, Gaggioli A, Serino S, Raspelli S, Vigna C, Pallavicini F, Riva G: Inter-reality in the Evaluation and Treatment of Psychological Stress Disorders: the INTERSTRESS Project. Studies in Health Technol and Informatics 2012, 181:8-11. Download PDF
  • Cipresso P, Gaggioli A, Serino S, Pallavicini F, Raspelli S, Grassi A, Sellitti L, Riva G: EEG alpha asymmetry in virtual environments for the assessment of stress-related disorders. Studies in Health Technol and Informatics 2012, 173:102-104. Download PDF
  • Riva G, Gaggioli A, Grassi A, Raspelli S, Cipresso P, Pallavicini F, Vigna C, Gagliati A, Gasco S, Donvito G: NeuroVR 2–a free virtual reality platform for the assessment and treatment in behavioral health care. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2011, 163:493-495. Download PDF
  • Gaggioli A, Raspelli S, Grassi A, Pallavicini F, Cipresso P, Wiederhold BK, Riva G: Ubiquitous health in practice: the interreality paradigm. Studies in Health, Technology and Informatics 2011, 163: 185-191. Download PDF
  • Riva G, Raspelli S, Pallavicini F, Grassi A, Algeri D, Wiederhold BK, Gaggioli A: Interreality in the management of psychological stress: a clinical scenario. Studies in Health, Technology and Informatics 2010, 154:20-25. Download PDF
  • Riva G, Raspelli S, Algeri D, Pallavicini F, Gorini A, Wiederhold BK, Gaggioli A: Interreality in practice: bridging virtual and real worlds in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorders. Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking 2010, 13(1):55-65. Download PDF
  • Riva G, Algeri D, Pallavicini F, Repetto C, Gorini A, Gaggioli A: The use of advanced technologies in the treatment of psychological stress. Journal of Cybertherapy and Rehabilitation 2011, 2(2):169-171.