Workshop on Tactile Coding and Neuroprostheses

Workshop on Tactile Coding and Neuroprostheses
Neurophysiology of touch and development of artificial tactile sensation are two fields of research with an ever-increasing interchange. Advanced neuroprostheses are progressively focusing on reproducing the naturalistic processing of tactile sensations in the peripheral and central nervous system. In turn, biomimetic tactile sensors and behavioral studies on patients implanted with tactile neuroprostheses can contribute to the understanding of tactile coding. This workshop aims at fostering the integration of neurophysiological, computational, haptic and biorobotic studies on touch with contributions by leading experts in these fields.

The workshop takes place on the premises of The Biorobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, in Pontedera (15 mins by train from Pisa, 50 mins from Florence).
The event is free, but registration is compulsory.
To register, please write to local organizer Alberto Mazzoni (

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The BioRobotics Institute
Viale R. Piaggio 34





  • Dr Silvestro Micera, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA)
  • Dr Henrik Jorntell, Lund University
  • Dr Calogero Oddo, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA)
  • Dr Alberto Mazzoni, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA)


Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Directorate General for Country Promotion (Economy, Culture and Science)—Unit for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, via the Italy-Sweden bilateral research project on "Brain network mechanisms for integration of natural tactile input patterns", the Swedish Research Council, NEBIAS European project (EUFP7-ICT-611687) and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna internal funds.