Jacopo Carpaneto

Dr.  Carpaneto , Jacopo

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Post Doctoral Fellow

About Me: 


Education and Professional Experience

  • Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa. Technologist, since 2014.
  • Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, since 2005.
  • University of Genova. Ph.D. Robotics, 2005.
  • University of Pisa, Italy. M.Sc. Electronic Engineering, 2000.


Short Bio

Jacopo Carpaneto is currently a Senior Scientist at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He was born in Lucca, Italy. He received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (MSc) from the University of Pisa in 2000 and the Ph.D. in Robotics from a joint program between University of Genova and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa in 2005. The PhD thesis was entitled: "Wearable biomechatronic systems for movement analysis", supervised by Dr. Silvestro Micera.

He has been working at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (ARTS Lab, 2000-2011, Neural engineering Lab - BioRobotics Institute from 2011) in the framework of several national and international research projects under the supervision of Prof. Silvestro Micera. He has collaborated as Research Engineer in the GRIP Project (ESPRIT LTR #26322, "An InteGRated System for the NeuroelectrIic Control of Grasp in Disabled Persons"), CYBERHAND Project (IST-FET #35094, "Development of a cybernetic hand prosthesis"), NEUROBOTICS Project (FP6-IST #001917T, "Fusing Neuroscience and Robotics to augment human capabilities"), TIME Project (FP7-ICT #224012, "Transverse Intrafascicular Multichannel Electrode system for induction of sensation and treatment of phantom limb pain in amputees"), CLONS Project (FP7-FET CLONS #225929, "Closed-loop vestibular neural prostheses"), and DACTIN ("Development of an actuated invasive neural interface", funded the Korean Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)).

He is currently involved in research and management activities in the NEUWALK Project (FP7-ICT #258654, "Neuroprosthetic interface systems for restoring motor functions") and NEBIAS Project (FP7-ICT-2013.9.6-FET Proactive: Evolving Living Technologies (EVLIT) #611687, "NEurocontrolled BIdirectional Artificial upper limb and hand prosthesiS").


Research Interests

His research interests are focused on NeuroEngineering and NeuroProsthetics. In particular the development of hybrid neuro-prosthetic systems such as: (i) a hand prosthesis bi-directionally controlled by using peripheral nervous system intraneural interfaces; (ii) cortical neural prosthesis allowing control of dextrous artificial hands based on high-level information decoded from pre-motor cortical areas; (iii) a novel neuroprosthesis for the restoration of vestibular function by means of electrical stimulation of the nerves connected to the semicircular canals; (iv) a brain spinal interface to restore motor functions in spinal cord injury and Parkinson's disease patients.

Selected Publications: 

Book chapters

Carpaneto J, Micera S, 2015. Application of orthoses and neurostimulation in neurorehabilitation. In: Oxford Textbook of Neurorehabilitation by Dietz V and Ward N (Editors), Oxford University Press.

Carpaneto J, Micera S. 2014. Criteri per il design di neuroprotesi e sistemi robotici. In: La bioingegneria: dal recupero funzionale all'organo artificiale, Cobelli C, Costantino ML, Dario P, Micera S (Editors), Patron Editore

Carpaneto J, Citi L, Raspopovic S, Rigosa J, Micera S, 2013. Controlling hand prostheses by using PNS invasive interfaces. In: Introduction to Neural Engineering for Motor Rehabilitation, Farina D, Jensen W, Akay M (Editors), Wiley-IEEE Press

Beccai L, Micera S, Cipriani C, Carpaneto J, Carrozza MC, 2008. Case Study: The CyberHand. In: Wearable Robots: Biomechatronic Exoskeletons, Pons JL (Editor), John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Micera S, Carpaneto J, Dario P, 2006. Interfacce neurali invasive corticali e periferiche. In: Neuro-robotica: neuroscienze e robotica per lo sviluppo di macchine intelligenti, Dario P, Martinoia S, Rizzolatti G, Sandini G (Editors), Patron Editore


Peer Reviewed Journal papers

Badia J, Raspopovic S, Carpaneto J, Micera S, Navarro X, 2015. Spatial and Functional Selectivity of Peripheral Nerve Signal Recording With the Transversal Intrafascicular Multichannel Electrode (TIME). IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2015.2440768

Panarese A, Rigosa J, Dominici N, Friedli L, van den Brand R, Carpaneto J, DiGiovanna J, Courtine G, Micera S, 2015. Decoding bipedal locomotion from the rat sensorimotor cortex. J Neural Eng. In press.

Raspopovic S, Capogrosso M, Petrini FM, Bonizzato M, Rigosa J, Di Pino G, Carpaneto J, Controzzi M, Boretius T, Fernandez E, Granata G, Oddo CM, Citi L, Ciancio AL, Cipriani C, Carrozza MC, Jensen W, Guglielmelli E, Stieglitz T, Rossini PM, Micera S, 2014. Restoring natural sensory feedback in real-time bidirectional hand prostheses.Sci Transl Med. 2014 Feb 5;6(222):222ra19

Carpaneto J, Raos V, Umiltà MA, Fogassi L, Murata A, Gallese V, Micera S, 2012. Continuous decoding of grasping tasks for a prospective implantable cortical neuroprosthesis. J Neuroeng Rehabil. Nov 26;9:84

Micera S, Carpaneto J, Raspopovic S, 2013. The Quest for a Better Bionic Hand. A Global Village 10:27-29

Digiovanna J, Carpaneto J, Micera S, Merfeld DM, 2012. Alignment of angular velocity sensors for a vestibular prosthesis. J Neuroeng Rehabil. Feb 13;9(1):14

Tombini M, Rigosa J, Zappasodi F, Porcaro C, Citi L, Carpaneto J, Rossini PM, Micera S, 2012. Combined Analysis of Cortical (EEG) and Nerve Stump Signals Improves Robotic Hand Control. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. Mar-Apr;26(3):275-81.

Carpaneto J, Umiltà MA, Fogassi L, Murata A, Gallese V, Micera S, Raos V, 2011. Decoding the activity of grasping neurons recorded from the ventral premotor area F5 of the macaque monkey. Neuroscience 188:80-94

Micera S, Rossini PM, Rigosa J, Citi L, Carpaneto J, et al., 2011. Decoding of grasping information from neural signals recorded using peripheral intrafascicular interfaces . J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2011 Sep 5;8:53

Ciofani G, Sergi PN, Carpaneto J, Micera S, 2011. A hybrid approach for the control of axonal outgrowth. Med Biol Eng Comput. 49(2):163-70.

Micera S, Carpaneto J, Raspopovic S, 2010. Control of hand prostheses using peripheral information. IEEE Reviews Biomed Eng 3:48-68

Raspopovic S, Carpaneto J, Udina E, Navarro X, Micera S, 2010. On the identification of sensory information from mixed nerves by using single-channel cuff electrodes. J Neuroeng Rehabil 7:17

Micera S, Citi L, Rigosa J, Carpaneto J, Raspopovic S, DiPino? G, Rossini L, Yoshida K, Dario P, Rossini PM, 2010. Decoding sensory and motor information from neural signals recorded using intraneural electrodes. Proc IEEE 98(3):407-417

Rossini PM, Micera S, Benvenuto A, Carpaneto J, et al., 2010. Double nerve intraneural interface implant on a human amputee for robotic hand control. Clin Neurophysiol 121(5):777-83

DiGiovanna J, Gong W, Haburcakova C, Kögler V, Carpaneto J, Genovese V, Merfeld D, Demosthenous A, Guyot JP, Hoffmann KP, Berthoz A, Morari M, and Micera S, 2010. A closed-loop neural prosthesis for vestibular disorders. Journal of Automatic Control 20(1):27-32

Martelloni C, Carpaneto J, Micera S, 2009. Characterization of EMG patterns from proximal arm muscles during object- and orientation-specific grasps. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 56(10):2529-36

Choi C, Micera S, Carpaneto J, Kim J, 2009. Development and Quantitative Performance Evaluation of a Noninvasive EMG Computer Interface. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 56(1):188-91

Boccagni C, Carpaneto J, Micera S, Galardi G, 2008. Motion analysis in cervical distonia. Neurol Sci 29(6):375-81

Micera S, Navarro X, Carpaneto J, Citi L, Tonet O, Rossini PM, Carrozza MC, Hoffmann KP, Vivò M, Yoshida K, Dario P, 2008. On the use of longitudinal intrafascicular peripheral interfaces for the control of cybernetic hand prostheses in amputees. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 16(5):453-472

Citi L, Carpaneto J, Yoshida K, Hoffmann KP, Koch KP, Dario P, Micera S, 2008. On the use of wavelet denoising and spike sorting techniques to process ENG signals recorded using intra-neural electrodes. J Neurosci Methods 172(2):294-302

Micera S, Carpaneto J, Posteraro F, Cenciotti L, Popovic M, Dario P, 2005. Characterization of upper arm synergies during reaching tasks in able-bodied and hemiparetic subjects. Clin Biomech 20(11):939-946

Carpaneto J, Micera S, Galardi G, Micheli A, Gambini M, Carboncini MC, Rossi B, Dario P, 2004. A protocol for the assessment of 3D Movements of the Head in Persons with Cervical Dystonia. Clin Biomech 19(7):659-63

Santarcangelo EL, Rendo C, Carpaneto J, Dario P, Micera S, Carli G, 2004. Does hypnotizability affect human upright stance?. Arch Ital Biol 142(3):285-96

Galardi G, Micera S, Carpaneto J, Scolari S, Gambini M, Dario P, 2003. Automated assessment of cervical dystonia. Mov Disord 18(11):1358-67

Carpaneto J, Micera S, Zaccone F, Vecchi F, Dario P, 2003. A Sensorized Thumb for Force Closed-loop Control of Hand Neuroprostheses. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 11(4):346-53