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Movement Assistance and REhabilitation Laboratory (MARE Lab)

Joint laboratory with Fondazione Don Gnocchi, for the experimental validation of wearable systems for motor assistance and rehabilitation

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Movement Assistance and REhabilitation Laboratory (MARE Lab) is a joint laboratory between The BioRobotics Institute and the centre for rehabilitation "Fondazione Don Gnocchi" located in Florence.
This laboratory aims at carrying out the experimental validation of wearable robots for motion assistance and rehabilitation with real end users such as elderly people affected by gait disorders, transfemoral amputees or hemiplegic patients. This laboratory is equipped with a motion tracking system, a EMG recorder, a device to monitor human physiological parameters, direct/indirect calorimeters and the SENLY platform for investigating fall biomechanics and strategies for its risk mitigation.
This joint laboratory is currently exploited by members of different laboratories/areas of the Institute, such as: Wearable Robotics Laboratory, Translational Neural Engineering Laboratory, Locomotion Biomechanics Laboratory and Human-Machine Nexus Laboratory.

Locations and Principal Investigators

Fondazione Don Gnocchi
Prof. Nicola Vitiello
Dr. Raffaele Molino Lova (Fondazione Don Gnocchi)
Via di Scandicci, 269 - 50143 Firenze
Tel: 055-73931

IRCCS S.Maria Nascente - Fondazione Don Gnocchi
Dr. Simona Crea
Dr. Davide Cattaneo (Fondazione Don Gnocchi)
Via Alfonso Capecelatro, 66 - Milano
Tel.: 02-403081