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Giacomo Valle


I received the B.S degree in Biomedical Engineering, in 2014, and the M.S. degree in Bioengineering curriculum Neuroengineering & Bio-ICT (110 cum laude and DS), in 2016, from the Department of Computer Science, Bioengineering, Robotics and Systems Engineering (DIBRIS) in University of Genoa, Italy. I worked as Research Assistant at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in the Translational Neural Engineering Lab (TNE), Lausanne, Switzerland for 1 year. I developed and tested a bidirectional prosthesis control system for upper limb amputees taking part in the EPIONE, NEMESIS and NEBIAS projects.

In October 2016, I got the position of Ph.D student at the Institute of Biorobotics, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy.


Petrini, F. M., Valle, G., Strauss, I., Granata, G., Di Iorio, R., D'anna, E., ... & Controzzi, M. (2018). Six‐months assessment of a hand prosthesis with intraneural tactile feedback. Annals of neurology.

Valle, G., Petrini, F. M., Strauss, I., Iberite, F., D’Anna, E., Granata, G., ... & Mazzoni, A. (2018). Comparison of linear frequency and amplitude modulation for intraneural sensory feedback in bidirectional hand prostheses. Scientific reports8(1), 16666.

Valle et al., Biomimetic Intraneural Sensory Feedback Enhances Sensation Naturalness, Tactile Sensitivity, and Manual Dexterity in a Bidirectional Prosthesis, Neuron (2018),

D'Anna, E., Valle, G., Mazzoni, A., Strauss, I., Ibertie, F., Patton, J., ... & Controzzi, M. (2018). A closed-loop hand prosthesis with simultaneous intraneural tactile and position feedback. bioRxiv, 262741.

Rognini, G., Petrini, F. M., Raspopovic, S., Valle, G., Granata, G., Strauss, I., ... & D’anna, E. (2018). Multisensory bionic limb to achieve prosthesis embodiment and reduce distorted phantom limb perceptions. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, jnnp-2018.

Granata, G., Di Iorio, R., Romanello, R., Iodice, F., Raspopovic, S., Petrini, F., ... & Andreu, D. (2018). Phantom somatosensory evoked potentials following selective intraneural electrical stimulation in two amputees. Clinical Neurophysiology129(6), 1117-1120.

Raspopovic, S., Petrini, F. M., Zelechowski, M., & Valle, G. "Framework for the Development of Neuroprostheses: From Basic Understanding by Sciatic and Median Nerves Models to Bionic Legs and Hands". Proceedings of the IEEE, 16 September 2016



Contributo su Rivista

My research interests are in neuroengineering and computational models: neuroprostheses in animal and human models for the peripheral stimulation of the nervous system in order to understand the neural control of movement, prostheses control and the sensory feedback in amputees.


Istituto di Biorobotica