Biorobotica

Joint laboratories

N2Lab – Microneurography and Microneurostimulation Laboratory

N2Lab is the first joint lab dedicated to microneurography and microneurostimulation. The lab was born from a collaboration agreement between The Biorobotics Institute and Istituto Scienze della Vita of Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Institute of Clinical Physiology (National Research Council of Italy), University of Pisa, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Pisana and Fondazione Toscana “Gabriele Monasterio”.
The aim of the lab to develop innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to medical, engineering and information technology in the field of medicine bioelectronics, for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic and neurological diseases.
Another innovative aspect of microneurography and of microneurostimulation is the development of Bionic hand prosthetic capable of restoring sensory information.

The main activities of N2Lab are:

  • the study of nervous system dysfunction as pathophysiological mechanism that causes cardiovascular and metabolic diseases;
  • development of innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to medical, engineering and information technology in the field of medicine bioelectronics, for the treatment of cardiovascular, metabolic and neurological diseases;
  • development of models able to mimic the neural activity and the information content of mechanical receptors for tactile sensory sensitivity through the microstimulation;
  • development of bionic prosthesis capable of restoring sensory information.

 

SCIENTIFIC RESPONSIBLES:

Prof. Silvestro Micera
Dr. Calogero Oddo
Dr. Giorgio Iervasi - Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica
Prof. Stefano Taddei - Università di Pisa
Dr. Carmelo Chisari - Dirigente medico AOUP
Dr. Michele Edmin - Fondazione Toscana "Gabriele Monasterio"

 

LOCATION:

Istituto di Fisiologia Clinica
Via Giuseppe Moruzzi 1, Pisa