Pierpaolo, aka yrz, got involved in a number of opensource projects,
among them it's worth to remember mod_protection, jabber SMS and
He spent some years as a researcher for Hitachi Europe, Vrije University of Amsterdam...
Dr. Paolo Barattini, MD PhD, after working as a Researcher in human Physiology and Circadian rhyhtms in Salt Lake City (Utah) and in Geneva CH) became (since 1993) a consultant in hardware and software biomedical devices. He founded a company (Ridgeback s.a.s.s) that has been working in many advanced products developments, between them the ESA projects MARES (the device currently is permanently housed on board the International Space Station), and HEWS, the EU FP7 project Theraedge, project LOCOBOT, project BURBA.
He has a kink for devising new services enabled by the creative use of technology, especially Information Technology, concocted with sound knowledge about Ergonomics of Human Machine and Human Robot interaction.