Scuola superiore sant'anna
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 is currently a PhD student in BioRobotics at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. 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.
Contributo su Rivista
- Paterno, Linda; Ibrahimi, Michele; Gruppioni, Emanuele; Menciassi, Arianna; Ricotti, Leonardo
Sockets for limb prostheses: a review of existing technologies and open challenges
15 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (2018)
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- Paternò, Linda; Tortora, Giuseppe; Menciassi, Arianna
Hybrid Soft-Rigid Actuators for Minimally Invasive Surgery
17 SOFT ROBOTICS (2018)
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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