About me

My project: Sensory Feedback for prosthetic devices  READ MORE

Research Topics: Somatosensoty feedback

Institution: EPFL

Background:

  • BSc in Clinical engineering (Università degli studi di Roma, 2013-2016)
  • MSc in Bionic engineering (Università di Pisa and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, 2016-2019)

Nationality: Italian

Research Interest

The will to understanding how to imporove restoration and enhancement of human abilities arose early during my studies. I've been firstly fascinated by the research on sensory feedback for prosthetic limbs and then I extended my interest in the broader field of bidirectional control of human machine interfaces.

Neutouch for me

NeuTouch is a great chance to interact and collaborate with talented researchers with different backgrounds for a common purpose.

Publications

ESR2- Sensory Feedback for prosthetic devices

  • Overview

    Objectives

    Understand the basic principle of tactile encoding and define effective ways to implement it in a neuroprosthetic device, by defining optimal stimulation protocols (both invasive and non-invasive) to elicit appropriate perception. The fellow will develop algorithms to translate stimulus properties encoded in the spike trains from artificial sensors into appropriate stimulation patterns. The algorithms will benefit from the deeper understanding of neural encoding of tactile perception developed within research themes 5 and 6. The improvements of the proposed algorithms will be validated by the development of systems and protocols for performance evaluation, for example in terms of performance of manipulation of human amputees equipped with upper limb prosthetic devices or of subjects using wearable systems or teleoperating robotic systems.

    EXPECTED RESULTS

    Prosthetic and orthotic devices equipped with novel algorithms that better communicate a natural touch sensation to the user, improving ease of use and acceptability.

  • Secondments

      • IIT-CNCS:
        to learn about neural encoding;
      • Ossur:
        to integrate stimulation protocol on prosthesis,
      • NeuroDigital:
        to learn psychophysics techniques for validation. The student will learn about clinical tests and system integration
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  • Supervisors

    • S. Micera, 
    • S. Panzeri,
    • F. Nieto,
    • SO from Ossur TBA
  • Tags

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This project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 813713 (NeuTouch)
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