Francesco Sartor

Francesco Sartor was born in Milan, Italy, where he received the first-class second-level degree in human movement sciences from the Universit degli Studi, Milan, in 2004. He defended the Ph.D. dissertation in the influence of glucose availability on metabolism in skeletal muscle tissue and its role in the development of type-2 diabetes mellitus from the University of Wales, Bangor, U.K., in 2011. Since November 2010, he has been a Research Scientist at Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Here, he has led several research projects on obesity and cardiovascular disease prevention. His research interest includes hear rate variability in sports, physical activity monitoring, energy expenditure estimation, and cardiofitness prediction. Moreover, he has contributed to the development of an optical heart rate sensor commercialized by MIO Global and Adidas and Garmin.

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