Long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... no, wrong intro.
But it really does feel like a very long time ago in a very different galaxy! So many things have changed since then.
Anyhow, as part of my PhD I published my very first journal paper as first author on Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering:
Zecca, M, Micera, S, Carrozza, MC, Dario, P (2002) Control of multifunctional prosthetic hands by processing the electromyographic signal, Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 30, pp.459-485.
My senpai (先輩, "senior") Silvestro with my profs. Chiara and Paolo helped me making sense of the (back then) current literatureon the control artificial hands by electromyographic signal. The paper presented a review of the traditional methods used in both clinical and research contexts, and introduced what could have been the future developments in the control strategy of these devices.
The content of this almost 20 years old paper is not really relevant anymore, but I do still love it, of course.
To my surprise, my paper found a second life when it was published again this week 10.1615/CritRevBiomedEng.v45.i1-6.150 as part of a special volume published (and I'm quoting) "in honor of Dr. William Begell, the founder of Begell House. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Begell House and to commemorate the landmark contributions made by Dr. Begell, his close colleagues, and friend Academician Yury Vasilievich Guyliev, previous Editor-in- Chief of CRB."
I'm very honoured to be part of this selection of "eminent achievements and technological advances in
the field of Biomedical Engineering."