Marco D’Alonzo received the B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Pisa , Pisa, Italy, in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in Biorobotics from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2012.
He is currently Post-Doc Fellow at Artificial Hands Lab in The BioRobotics Institute of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He was visiting student at the Neurorehabilitation Department of Goettingen University, Goettingen, Germany, in 2012.
Dr D’Alonzo has been working in several EU funded projects (NANOBIOTACT, NANOBIOTOUCH, WAY, CogLaboration, CyberLegs) and national funded projects (MyHAND, INAIL PPR3). His research interests include psychophysics of touch, haptic feedback devices, sensory substitution devices for prosthetics, biomechanics of fingertip tissues and artificial tactile sensing.
Clemente F, D'Alonzo M, Controzzi M, Edin B, Cipriani C, Non-invasive, temporally discrete feedback of object contact and release improves grasp control of closed-loop myoelectric transradial prostheses, IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, in press (Online 2015). Download
Crea S*, D'Alonzo M*, Vitiello N, Cipriani C, The rubber foot illusion, Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 2015, 12:77 (2015). * these authors equally contributed to this work. Open access Download
D'Alonzo M, Clemente F, Cipriani C, Vibrotactile stimulation promotes embodiment of an alien hand in amputees with phantom sensations, IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 23(3): 450-457 (2015). (Online 2014) pdf Download
Controzzi M*, D'Alonzo M*, Peccia C, Oddo CM, Carrozza MC, Cipriani C, Bioinspired fingertip for anthromorphic robotic hands, Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 11(1-2): 25-38 (2014). * these authors equally contributed to this work. Open access Download
D’Alonzo M, Došen S, Cipriani C, Farina D, HyVE – Hybrid Vibro-Electrotactile Stimulation – is an Efficient Approach to Multi-Channel Sensory Feedback, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 7(2): 181-90 (2014). (Online 2013) pdf Download
D'Alonzo M, Došen S, Cipriani C, Farina D, HyVE: Hybrid Vibro-Electrotactile Stimulation for Sensory Feedback and Substitution in Rehabilitation, IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 22(2): 290-301 (2014). (Online 2013) pdf Download
D’Alonzo M, Cipriani C, Vibrotactile sensory substitution elicits feeling of ownership of an alien hand, PLoS ONE, 7(11): 1-9 (2012). Open access Download
Antfolk C*, D'Alonzo M*, Controzzi M, Lundborg G, Rosen B, Sebelius F, Cipriani C, Artificial redirection of sensation from prosthetic fingers to the phantom hand map on transradial amputees: vibrotactile versus mechanotactile sensory feedback, IEEE Transaction Neural System Rehabilitation Engineering, 21(1): 112-20 (2013). * these authors equally contributed to this work . Download (Online 2012) pdf
Cipriani C, D’Alonzo M, Carrozza MC, A miniature sensory substitution device for multi- fingered hand prosthetics, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 59(2): 400-8 (2012). Download (Online 2012) pdf
Clemente F, D’Alonzo M, Edin BB, Cipriani C, "Dispositivo per ritorno sensoriale", Italian priority no. PI2014A000045, Holder: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna | Uminova Holding AB, July 2014
International Workshop and Conference
D’Alonzo M, Cipriani C, Vibrotactile feedback elicits embodiment of robotic hand in active motor task, In proceeding of workshop on: Human Friendly Robotics (HFR2014), October 23- 24, 2014, Pontedera
D’Alonzo M, Došen S, Cipriani C, Farina D, The HyVE: Hybrid Vibro-Electrotactile stimulation for sensory feedback in upper limb prostheses, In proceeding of “International Conference on Neurorehabilitation”, November 14-16, 2012, Toledo
D’Alonzo M, Vitiello N, Kwok HF, Beccai L, Oddo CM, Wing AM, Carrozza MC, Physical properties that contribute to roughness discrimination of textures with randomly distribuited asperities, In proceeding of workshop on: Advanced in tactile sensing and touch based human- robot interaction, March 5, 2012, Boston
D’Alonzo M, Cipriani C, Carrozza MC, Vibrotactile sensory substitution in multi-fingered hand prostheses: Evaluation Study, In proceeding of “International Conference of Rehabilitation Robotics”, June 29- July 1, 2011, Zurich, Switzerland
D’Alonzo M, Beccai L, Wing AM, Carrozza MC, Human tactile studies on discrimination threshold for biomimetic force sensitive artificial fingertip development, In proceeding of "Tactile sensing in humanoids-Tactile sensors and beyond" workshop at “Humanoids 2009”, December 7, 2009, Paris, France
D’Alonzo M, Beccai L, Vitiello N, Wing AM, Carrozza MC, An integrated approach to the study of human tactile perception for the realization of an artificial fingertip, In proceeding of workshop on “Computational principles of sensorimotor learning”, September 13-15, 2009, Kloster Irsee, Germany
National workshop and Conference
Clemente F, D'Alonzo M, Cipriani C, DESC Glove: a wearable sensory feedback device for commercially available hand prostheses, Gruppo nazionale di bioingegneria quarto congresso (GNB2014), June 25th-27th, Pavia, Italy
D’Alonzo M, Controzzi M, Peccia C, Cipriani C, Carrozza MC, Design of biomimetic artificial fingertips and analysis of stiffness at the contact, Gruppo nazionale di Bioingegneria terzo congresso (GNB2012), June 26th-29th, Rome, Italy
Controzzi M, Cipriani C, D’Alonzo M, Peccia C, Carrozza MC, Design of an Anthropomorphic Robotic Hand with Intrinsic Actuation and Compliant Fingers, Gruppo nazionale di Bioingegneria terzo congresso (GNB2012), June 26th-29th, Rome, Italy