Robotics and Neuroscience for robotic and pharmaceutical rehabilitation of the central nervous system
Joint Lab with Institute of Neuroscience of the CNR of Pisa
The laboratory is based on the close relationship between neuroscientists, bioengineers, neurorehabilitationists and neurologists. The laboratory is the result of a collaboration between the Translational Neural Engineering Area (Prof. Micera) and the Institute of Neuroscience of the CNR of Pisa (Dr. Matteo Caleo).
The research areas of the area are: Investigation of the neuroscientific basis of different types of disabilities and pathologies such as stroke and epilepsy; Development of robots for post-stroke neurorehabilitation; Fostering the bridge between scientific and technological research and clinical practice.
Current research activities include: study of brain function after stroke (anatomy, electrophysiology, behaviour); robot-based motor rehabilitation in a rodent model of stroke; epilepsy-induced modifications of visual function; closed-loop detection and suppression of epileptic seizures.
Dr. Alberto Mazzoni
Locations and Contacts
Via Giuseppe Moruzzi, 1 - 56124 Pisa
- Vannini E, Restani L, Pietrasanta M, Panarese A, Mazzoni A, Rossetto O, Middei S, Micera S, Caleo M., Altered sensory processing and dendritic remodeling in hyperexcitable visual cortical networks. Brain Struct Funct. 2015 Jul 12. doi:10.1007/s00429-015-1080-1.
- Lai S, Panarese A, Spalletti C, Alia C, Ghionzoli A, Caleo M, Micera S., Quantitative kinematic characterization of reaching impairments in mice after a stroke. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2015 May;29(4):382-92. doi: 10.1177/1545968314545174.
- Spalletti C, Lai S, Mainardi M, Panarese A, Ghionzoli A, Alia C, Gianfranceschi L, Chisari C, Micera S, Caleo M., A robotic system for quantitative assessment and poststroke training of forelimb retraction in mice.Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2014 Feb;28(2):188-96. doi: 10.1177/1545968313506520.