Scuola superiore sant'anna

Post-doctoral fellows

Francesco Clemente


I received my BSc degree and MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Pisa, Italy, respectively in 2009 and 2012, and my PhD in BioRobotics from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2016. My PhD research activities focused on the design, development and testing of wearable devices for restoring sensory feedback to upper limb amputees wearing a prosthetic hand. I am currently a post-doc at The BioRobotics Institute and I am involved in national and European research projects, such as MYKI, NEBIAS and DeTOP. My research interests mainly include the development of robotic hands and sensory feedback devices for upper limb amputees, but widens to the whole field of upper limb prosthetics.

Peer-reviewed journal papers

[6] F. Clemente, B. Håkansson, C. Cipriani, J. Wessberg, K. Kulbacka-Ortiz, R. Brånemark, K.-J. Fredén Jansson, M. Ortiz-Catalan, "Touch and hearing mediate osseoperception," Scientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 45363, pp. 11, 2017, Link

[5] M. Controzzi, F. Clemente, D. Barone, A. Ghionzoli, C. Cipriani, "The SSSA-MyHand: a dexterous lightweight myoelectric hand prosthesis," IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, online, 2016, Link

[4] F. Clemente, S. Dosen, L. Lonini, M. Markovic, D. Farina, C. Cipriani, "Humans can integrate augmented reality feedback in their sensorimotor control of a robotic hand," IEEE Transactions on Human Machine Systems, online, 2016, Link

[3] F. Clemente, M. D'Alonzo, M. Controzzi, B.B. Edin, C. Cipriani, "Non-invasive, temporally discrete feedback of object contact and release improves grasp control of closed-loop myoelectric transradial prostheses," IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2015 (online), in press, PDF

[2] M. D'Alonzo, F. Clemente, C. Cipriani, "Vibrotactile sensory substitution promotes embodiment of an alien hand in transradial amputees with referred phantom sensations," IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2014, 23.3, pp. 450-457, PDF

[1] C. Cipriani, J.L. Segil, F. Clemente, R.F. Weir, B.B. Edin, "Humans can integrate feedback of discrete events in their sensorimotor control of a robotic hand," Experimental Brain Research, 2014, DOI 10.1007/s00221-014-4024-8, Link

these authors contributed equally


Conference papers

[4] D. Barone, M. D'Alonzo, M. Controzzi, F. Clemente, C. Cipriani, "A Cosmetic Prosthetic Digit with Bioinspired Embedded Touch Feedback," ICORR2017 - IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. London, July 2017. 3rd place at the RehabWeek 2017 Best Poster Competition (>500 posters participating)

[3] S. Tarantino, F. Clemente, D. Barone, M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, "A MyoKinetic HMI for the Control of Hand Prostheses: A Feasibility Study," ICNR2017 - Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 575-579.

[2] M. Controzzi, F. Clemente, C. Cipriani, "A dexterous hand prosthesis based on a geneva drive: preliminary design," MEC Symposium 2014, New Brunswick, Canada

[1] F. Clemente & C. Cipriani, "A novel device for multi-modal sensory feedback in hand prosthetics: design and preliminary prototype," HAPTICS Symposium 2014, Houston, TX



[2] F. Clemente, M. D'Alonzo, B.B. Edin, C. Cipriani, "Dispositivo per ritorno sensoriale", Italian priority no. PI2014A000045, Holder: Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna | Uminova Holding AB, July 2014

[1] M. Controzzi, F. Clemente, C. Cipriani, M.C. Carrozza, "Self-Contained Multifunctional Hand Prosthesis", European patent no. 13164114.4, 2013, Holder: Prensilia SRL, Apr 2013, Publication page

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