Christian Cipriani, PhD, is currently a Professor and the Director of The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. His research interests cover all aspects related to the development, clinical implementation and assessment of thought-controlled upper limb prostheses and its components. He is also the Founder of Prensilia S.r.l., a spin off company of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna that produces and markets robotic hands.
TNSRE, Featured ArticlesCompliant Prosthetic Wrists Entail More Natural Use Than Stiff Wrists During Reaching, Not (Necessarily) During Manipulation
Developing an artificial arm with functions equivalent to those of the human arm is one of the challenging goals of bioengineering. State-of-the-art prostheses lack several degrees of freedom and force the individuals to compensate for them by means of compensatory... Read more
Posted on 25 JUL 2018
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