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Linda PaternÒ

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Linda Paternò received her BSc degree and MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering respectively in 2013 and in 2016 from the Univesity of Pisa, Italy. During her Master Thesis at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, she developed hybrid soft-rigid actuators for tunable stiffness devices. She received the PhD in BioRobotics and she is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. The Thesis, discussed on 28 May 2020, was entitled “Physical Human Machine Interfaces for Lower Limb Prostheses". Her research activity is mainly focused on the development of robotic devices with high compliance, back-drivability and variable stiffness, to allow for novel functionalities in systems in direct contact with humans, in particular prosthetic sockets and minimally invasive surgery devices. She is working in the framework of the MOTU project (https://www.repair-lab.it/en/motu-2/). This project is funded by INAIL (Istituto Nazionale Assicurazioni Infortuni sul Lavoro) and it has as objective a novel paradigm of robotic trans-femoral prosthesis, equipped with a smart socket developed by means of tunable stiffness techniques and innovative materials. 

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The main research activity is related to hybrid soft-rigid and tunable stiffness systems in direct contact with humans, in particular prosthetic sockets and minimally invasive surgery devices.

Involved in the following research projects:

MOTU – A novel paradigm of robotic transfemoral prosthetic systems

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Istituto di Biorobotica