Vincenzo Ferrari, after graduating in Computer Engineering with a thesis on the development of humanoid man-machine interfaces, started his first research work on similar issues at the National Research Council of Padua, where he also developed tools for the acquisition and analysis of biomechanical data related to phonation in pathological subjects or not.
Then, he worked for a private company as a R&D coordinator of a small team to develop systems for data acquisition and quality control by artificial vision (in the pharmaceutical division) and voice interactive systems, animatronics and 3D avatars (in the Entertainment division). During this period he discovered how to work to translate research, in particular algorithms for machine vision and virtual reality, into products. He started his first experience with European research projects, working for that Company in a project concerning the development of an intelligent system for medical reporting.
In 2006 he decided to start academic research in the biomedical field joining the EndoCAS Centre for Computer Assisted Surgery of the University of Pisa as a PhD Student. He defended his thesis in February 2009 regarding segmentation, registration and mixed reality and afterwards, he became the scientific coordinator of EndoCAS.
During the Phd studies and the previous experiences, he matured competences and interests for his research activities: development of innovative algorithms and devices for Image Guided Surgery and Surgical Simulation. He is now working very close to the clinical needs and some of his inventions are patented. The SpinOff Company he founded, is based on one of his patents.