- Healthcare Technologies
- Machine learning
- Posture and movements detection
Dr Silvia Caggiari is a Research Fellow in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. Her background includes an EPSRC iCase PhD (UoS), and a MSc in Biomedical Engineering from University of Bologna (Bologna, Italy). Silvia also worked for 2 years as Research Assistant at the “Biomechanics and Industrial Ergonomics” Laboratory (University of Cagliari, Italy), where she developed interest for human motion detection in the clinical field.
Her doctoral work was designed to develop an intelligent algorithm to investigate posture and mobility during lying and sitting postures in individuals at risk of developing Pressure Ulcers.
Silvia currently works in the research project “A BioEngineering approach for the SAFE design and fitting of Respiratory Protective Equipment (BE-SAFE RPE)”, in collaboration with academics, clinicians and insutry. The research aims at investigating the biomechanical and physiological interactions at the interface between the face and RPE devices, and at developing an intelligent software to support the fitting process and prevent the risk of developing facial injury.
- Dean's prize Early Career Award (FELS) (2021)