Mario Cortese was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1984. He received his BSc in Electronic Engineering in 2008 and his MSc (cum laude) in Electronic Engineering in 2011 with a thesis on a MEMS device, both from Università di Pisa. His studies were focused on micro-electronics, nano-electronics, MEMS design and fabrication process. Starting from February 2012 he is research assistant at The Biorobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and from November 2012 he is a PhD student in Biorobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna. His current research interests include wearable robotics, human-robot interfaces for upper and lower limb rehabilitation.