TNSRE serves the community of biomedical engineers and clinical researchers who work at the intersection of neuroscience and physical medicine. We publish novel approaches and technologies for better understanding neural systems, human movement, and the relationships between them, with a focus on assistive devices that improve life for patients, for practicing clinicians, and for everyday use.
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, in 2012. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, in particular, the Lab Manager of the Artificial Hands Area. He was a Visiting Student at the Neurorehabilitation Department of Goettingen University, Germany, in 2012. His research interests include psychophysics of touch, haptic feedback and sensory substitution for prosthetics, biomechanics of fingertip tissues and artificial tactile sensing. Dr. D’Alonzo has been working in several EU funded projects, such as NANOBIOTACT, NANOBIOTOUCH, WAY, CogLaboration, and CyberLegs.
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesVibrotactile Stimulation Promotes Embodiment of an Alien Hand in Amputees With Phantom Sensations
Abstract Tactile feedback is essential to intuitive control and to promote the sense of self-attribution of a prosthetic limb. Recent findings showed that amputees can be tricked to experience this embodiment, when synchronous and modality-matched stimuli are delivered to biological afferent structures and to an... Read more
Posted on 6 MAY 2015