Lorenzo Masia

Research Experience

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (ACCADEMIC, INDUSTRIAL, CLINICAL ISTITUTIONS)
Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy
Department of Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Team Leader March 2011 to July 2013
•Leading the "Motor Learning and Rehabilitation Lab" of the Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences Dept (RBCS). My job is mainly oriented in design and development of new technologies to study human motor control and biomechanics, related to motor recovery processes.
Working with: Prof. Pietro Morasso

Imperial College London, UK
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Visiting Researcher June-July 2009
•working on force field adaptation to robotic generated environment under reduced proprioceptive feedback
Working with: Prof. Etienne Burdet

Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy
Department of Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences
PostDoctoral Associate February 2007 to March 2011
•working on design & development of a set of robotics instruments to investigate motor recovery processes. Research was mainly focused on human upper limb; different robotic devices were designed and integrated together in a 12 DoFs bimanual workstation.
Working with: Prof. Pietro Morasso

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Newman Lab for Biomechanics & Human Rehabilitation
Visiting PhD Student January 2005 - December 2006
• Working on mechanical design and development of a novel robotic Hand Device for rehabilitation in stroke subjects.
Working with: Dr. Hermano Igo Krebs and Prof. Neville Hogan

Interactive Motion Technology Inc, Boston MA, USA
Summer Intern June-July 2006
•working on mechanical refinement and control implementation of the commercial version of the Hand Device, named IMT HAND ROBOT.
Working with: Dustin Williams

Neurorehabilitation Division of Pediatric Hospital "Bambino Gesù", Rome, Italy
Researcher (scientific consultant) January 2007-January 2011
•Led the Robotic Rehabilitation Lab for research on Cerebral Palsy
Working with: Prof. Enrico Castelli

"Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Department of Mechanics and Aeronautics
PhD Student November 2003 to January 2005
• University of Rome is in Consortium with University of Padua for the PhD School in Mechanical Measurements. The first part of my PhD consisted in experimentally characterizing an instrumented helmet for analysis of head motion in children affected by Cerebral Palsy. A novel method for estimating kinematic pattern of head of subject affected by vestibular deficit was implemented by merging accelerometric and gyroscopic signals.
Working with: Prof. Paolo Cappa and Dr. Fabrizio Patanè

Bioengineering Unit of Pediatric Hospital "Bambino Gesù", Rome, Italy
Nephrology Unit, Pediatric Hospital "Bambino Gesù", Rome, Italy
Engineering Technician April-October 2003
•worked on design and characterization of an automatic low-volume peritoneal dialysis for infants.
Working with: Prof. Francesco Branca, Prof. Paolo Cappa

Bioengineering Unit of Pediatric Hospital "Bambino Gesù", Rome, Italy
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Hospital "Bambino Gesù", Rome, Italy
Master Student April 2002 – March 2003
• Worked on Master Thesis, in close contact with Dräger GmbH Technical Office, the research was focused on the identification of dissipative effects due to breathing circuit during the high frequency ventilation techniques on prenatal newborn.
Working with: Prof. Francesco Branca, Prof. Paolo Cappa

 

Conference

IEEE BIOROB 2016 (clickhere)

 

Editors

  • L. Masia, Nanyang Tech. University
  • S. Kukreja, National University of Singapore

 

 


New Journal on Rehabilitation Technology

Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering (click here)

Lorenzo MASIA (Associate Editor)

 

 

Journal Topics

Research Topic (click here)

 

 

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IEEE ICORR 2015

International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics

Singapore 11th-14th August 2015 Hosted by NTU

General Chair: Wei Tech ANG

Program Chair: Lorenzo MASIA

 

Conference

Lorenzo MASIA Editor of Biorob 2014

 

 

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