Translational Neurorehabilitation

Translational Neurorehabilitation

Research activities

  • - investigating the neuroscientific basis of different kinds of disabilities;
  • - developing novel technologies to restore sensorimotor function in disabled people;
  • - robotic based post-stroke neurorehabilitation;
  • - translating technological and scientific findings into clinical practice.

 

Active Grants

NeuroME “Neuroplasticity-Driven Recovery After Stroke: Robotic Technologies In Animal And Clinical Studies” Fondazione CaRiPisa

 

Main Past Grants

MEMOS “Tecniche robotizzate per la valutazione ed il trattamento riabilitativo delle disabilità motorie dell'arto superiore” Italian Ministry of Health 2001-175
NEUROBIKE “NEUROBike: progettazione e realizzazione di un sistema biomeccatronico per la riabilitazione dell'arto inferiore in soggetti emiparetici in fase acuta” Fondazione CaRiPisa
SENLY “A mechatronic platform for assessment and prevention of fall risks” Fatronik Italy srl

 

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Recent publications

Lai S, Panarese A, Spalletti C, Alia C, Ghionzoli A, Caleo M, Micera S. Quantitative Kinematic Characterization of Reaching Impairments in Mice After a Stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014 Oct 16. doi: 10.1177/1545968314545174.

Turchetti G, Vitiello N, Trieste L, Romiti S, Geisler E, Micera S. Why effectiveness of robot-mediated neurorehabilitation does not necessarily influence its adoption. IEEE Rev Biomed Eng. 2014;7:143-53. doi: 10.1109/RBME.2014.2300234.

Coscia M, Cheung VC, Tropea P, Koenig A, Monaco V, Bennis C, Micera S, Bonato P. The effect of arm weight support on upper limb muscle synergies during reaching movements. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2014 Mar 4;11:22. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-11-22.

Chisari C, Bertolucci F, Monaco V, Venturi M, Simonella C, Micera S, Rossi B. Robot-assisted gait training improves motor performances and modifies Motor Unit firing in post-stroke patients. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2014 Jan 30. [Epub ahead of print].

Spalletti C, Lai S, Mainardi M, Panarese A, Ghionzoli A, Alia C, Gianfranceschi L, Chisari C, Micera S, Caleo M. A robotic system for quantitative assessment and poststroke training of forelimb retraction in mice. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014 Feb;28(2):188-96. doi: 10.1177/1545968313506520.

Ferreri F, Ponzo D, Vollero L, Guerra A, Di Pino G, Petrichella S, Benvenuto A, Tombini M, Rossini L, Denaro L, Micera S, Iannello G, Guglielmelli E, Denaro V, Rossini PM. Does an intraneural interface short-term implant for robotic hand control modulate sensorimotor cortical integration? An EEG-TMS co-registration study on a human amputee. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2014;32(2):281-92. doi: 10.3233/RNN-130347.

Tropea P, Monaco V, Coscia M, Posteraro F, Micera S. Effects of early and intensive neuro-rehabilitative treatment on muscle synergies in acute post-stroke patients: a pilot study. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2013 Oct 5;10:103. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-10-103.

Cesqui B, Tropea P, Micera S, Krebs HI. EMG-based pattern recognition approach in post stroke robot-aided rehabilitation: a feasibility study. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2013 Jul 15;10:75. doi: 10.1186/1743-0003-10-75.

Caulfield B, Conway TA, Micera S. European study of research and development in mobility technology for persons with disabilities. J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2012 Apr 20;9:23. Panarese A, Colombo R, Sterpi I, Pisano F, Micera S. Tracking motor improvement at the subtask level during robot-aided neurorehabilitation of stroke patients. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2012 Sep;26(7):822-33. doi: 10.1177/1545968311431966.

 

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