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Francesco Clemente


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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 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

[13] E. Mastinu, F. Clemente, P. Sassu, O. Aszmann, R. Brånemark, B. Håkansson, M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, M. Ortiz-Catalan, "Grip control and motor coordination with implanted and surface electrodes while grasping with an osseointegrated prosthetic hand," Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, online, Link

[12] F. Clemente, G. Valle, M. Controzzi, I. Strauss, F. Iberite, T. Stieglitz, G. Granata, P.M. Rossini, F.M. Petrini, S. Micera, C. Cipriani, "Intraneural sensory feedback restores grip force control and motor coordination while using a prosthetic hand," Journal of Neural Engineering, online, Link

[11] F. Ferrari, F. Clemente, C. Cipriani, "The preload force affects the perception threshold of muscle vibration-induced movement illusions," Experimental Brain Research, in press, Link, PDF

[10] F.M. Petrini, G. Valle, I. Strauss, G. Granata, R. Di Iorio, E. D'Anna, P. Čvančara, M. Mueller, J. Carpaneto, F. Clemente, M. Controzzi, L. Bisoni, C. Carboni, M. Barbaro, F. Iodice, D. Andreu, A. Hiairrassary, J.L. Divoux, C. Cipriani, D. Guiraud, L. Raffo, E. Fernandez, T. Stieglitz, S. Raspopovic, P.M. Rossini, S. Micera, "Six‐months assessment of a hand prosthesis with intraneural tactile feedback," Annals of Neurology, in press, Link

[9] G. Valle, A. Mazzoni, F. Iberite, E. D’Anna, I. Strauss, G. Granata, M. Controzzi, F. Clemente, G. Rognini, C. Cipriani, T. Stieglitz, F.M. Petrini, P.M. Rossini, S. Micera, "Biomimetic Intraneural Sensory Feedback Enhances Sensation Naturalness, Tactile Sensitivity, and Manual Dexterity in a Bidirectional Prosthesis," Neuron, vol. 100, no. 1, pp. 37-45.e7, 2018, Link, PDF

[8] M. Aboseria, F. Clemente, L. Engels, C. Cipriani, "Discrete Vibro-Tactile Feedback Prevents Object Slippage in Hand Prostheses More Intuitively than other Modalities," IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 1577-1584, 2018, Link

[7] S. Tarantino, F. Clemente, D. Barone, M. Controzzi, C. Cipriani, "The myokinetic control interface: tracking implanted magnets as a means for prosthetic control," Scientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 17149, pp. 11, 2017, Link

[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, 2017 (online in 2016), 25.5, pp. 459-468, Link, PDF

[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, 2017 (online in 2016), 47.4, pp. 583-589, Link, PDF

[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, 2016 (online in 2015), 24.12, pp. 1314-1322, Link, 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, Link, 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, 232:11, pp. 3421-3429, Link, PDF

these authors contributed equally

 

Conference papers

[6] M. Controzzi, F. Clemente, D. Barone, L. Bassi Luciani, N. Pierotti, M. Bacchereti, C. Cipriani, "Progress Towards the Development of the DeTOP Hand Prosthesis: A Sensorized Transradial Prosthesis for Clinical Use," ICNR2018 - International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation. Pisa, October 2018. Best Poster Award

[5] I.J. Rodriguez-Martinez, F. Clemente, G. Kanitz, A. Mannini, A.M. Sabatini, C. Cipriani, "Grasp Force Estimation from HD-EMG Recordings with Channel Selection Using Elastic Nets: Preliminary Study," BioRob2018 - 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics. Enschede, August 2018.

[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

 

Patents

[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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