A Multi-Channel Biomimetic Neuroprosthesis to Support Treadmill Gait Training in Stroke Patients

Chia Bejarano, Noelia ;   Ambrosini, Emilia ;   Baccinelli, Walter ;   Nardone, Antonio ;   Monticone, Marco ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra ;   Ferrante, Simona

Tags Motor neuroprostheses – Neuromuscular stimulationRehabilitation – LocomotionRehabilitation – Stroke

This study presents an innovative multi-channel neuroprosthesis that induces a biomimetic activation of the main lower-limb muscles during…

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A New Handheld Electromagnetic Cortical Stimulator for Brain Mapping during Open Skull Neurosurgery: A Feasibility Study

Buzzi, Jacopo ;   De Momi, Elena ;   Baratelli, Francesco Maria ;   Giacometti, Marco ;   Fiocchi, Serena ;   Parazzini, Marta ;   Ravazzani, Paolo ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo

Tags Neural stimulationNeural stimulation – Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)Brain functional imaging – Evoked potentials

Transcranial magnetic stimulations have provided invaluable tools for investigating nervous system functions in a preoperative context; in this…

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Blind&Imagined: Sensori-Motor Mechanism Changes in Long-Term Lack of Gravity

Casellato, Claudia ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   Zago, Myrka ;   Gravano, Silvio ;   Lacquaniti, Francesco

Tags Physiological monitoring

Our study aims at investigating multisensory interaction mechanisms and biomechanical aspects of human spatially oriented behavior, both…

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Does a Multimodal Biofeedback Training Improve Motor Recovery in Stroke Patients? Preliminary Results of a Randomized Control Trial

Ferrante, Simona ;   Ambrosini, Emilia ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   Nava, Claudia ;   Longoni, Valentina ;   Monticone, Marco

Tags Neurological disorders – StrokeRehabilitation – LocomotionMotor neuroprostheses – Neuromuscular stimulation

This study is aimed at demonstrating that a multimodal biofeedback training is superior to usual care for improving motor recovery on…

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Neuro-Mechanics of Muscle Coordination during Recumbent Pedaling in Post-Acute Stroke Patients

De Marchis, Cristiano ;   Ambrosini, Emilia ;   Schmid, Maurizio ;   Monticone, Marco ;   Pedrocchi, Alessandra ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   D’Alessio, Tommaso ;   Conforto, Silvia ;   Ferrante, Simona

Tags Motor learning, neural control, and neuromuscular systemsNeurological disorders – StrokeNeuromuscular systems – EMG processing and applications

Motor impairment after stroke has been hypothesized to be related, among others, to impairments in the modular control of movement. In this…

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Recognition of User’s Activity for Adaptive Cooperative Assistance in Robotic Surgery

Nessi, Federico ;   Beretta, Elisa ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   De Momi, Elena

Tags Surgical roboticsMachine learning and control in biorobotics

During hands-on robotic surgery it is advisable to know how and when to provide the surgeon with different assistance levels with respect to…

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Recovery of Arterial and Venous Contrast Transit Dynamics in CT Brain Angiography: A Feasibility Study

Barra, Beatrice ;   De Momi, Elena ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   Baselli, Giuseppe ;   Cardinale, Francesco

Tags Iterative image reconstructionContrast-enhanced X-ray imagingImage segmentation

Three-dimensional rendering of brain vasculature is a major reference both in brain surgery planning and Image Guided Surgery. It is currently…

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Redundancy Optimization Strategy for Hands-On Robotic Surgery

Barra, Beatrice ;   Beretta, Elisa ;   Nessi, Federico ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   De Momi, Elena

Tags Surgical roboticsComputer-assisted surgery

During hands-on cooperative surgery, the use of a redundant robot allows to address encumbrance issues in the Operating Room (OR), which…

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Robot Assisted Stapedotomy Ex Vivo with an Active Handheld Instrument

Vendrametto, Tobia ;   McAfee, Jacob S. ;   Hirsch, Barry E. ;   Riviere, Cameron N. ;   Ferrigno, Giancarlo ;   De Momi, Elena

Tags Motion cancellation in surgical roboticsSurgical robotics

Micron is a fully handheld active micromanipulator that helps to improve position accuracy and precision in microsurgery by cancelling hand…

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