Past master thesis

2019

Edoardo NegriSpiking Neural Network Controller for a Neurorobotic Whisker System – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Alberto Antonietti, Alice Geminiani; 2019

Guillermo Lozano Sanchez – Design and implementation of an electronic clinical trial manager – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; 2019

Matteo Caielli – Automatic speech analysis for early detection of functional cognitive impairment in elderly population – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; Co-Tutor: Emilia Ambrosini; 2019

Antonia Panagiota AthanasopoulouEMG signal processing for wireless EMG body sensors during functional electrical stimulation – Tutor: Emilia Ambrosini; 2019

Alessio Santambrogio – Effect of an EMG-based vibro-tactile biofeedback training on motor learning in children and adolescents with dystonia – Tutor: Emilia Ambrosini, 2019

Vasco Orza – Computational model of the cerebellum granular layer: properties and plasticity – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Alberto Antonietti; 2019

Federico Raimondo – Simultaneous and proportional myoelectric control for fingers movements in robotic hand prosthesis – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2019

Valeria Longatelli – Upper limb assistive devices to help neuromuscular patients in their daily living – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2019

Lisa Plaino – Towards the design of a human-machine interface based on a force sensor for upper-limb motorized exoskeletons – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2019

2018

Wei Lin – Design and implementation of an Android application for unobtrusive daily gait monitoring by using Android built-in sensors – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; Co-Tutor: Francesca Lunardini; 2018

Ava Ghafari – Design and development of an assistant ICT system for state assessment in patients with consciousness disorder – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; Co-Tutor: Francesca Lunardini; 2018

Bianca Frigerio – EMG-based grasping classifier for the assistance of post-stroke patients hand movements – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; 2018

Irene Grassellini – Sensorized pen for gesture monitoring : handwriting & tremor assessment for the elderly population – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; Co-Tutor: Francesca Lunardini; 2018

Lorenzo Niero – Brain plasticity mechanisms underlying motor control reorganization : a longitudinal study on post-stroke patients – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Marta Gandolla; 2019

Daniela Oliveira – Validation and testing of a culture chamber for long-term neurophysiological recordings with multielectrode arrays – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Andrea Menegon, Alice Geminiani; 2018

Laura Santos CopyRobot: Interactive mirroring robotics game for ASD children – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Alice Geminiani, José Santos-Victor; 2018

Oriella Gnarra – Design and validation of a sensorized insole for the lower limb neuroprosthetic device – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2018

Homa Zahedmanesh – Tracking neurodegeneration spreading across the brain connectome in Parkinson’s disease – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Marta Gandolla; 2018

Michele Marazzi – Lower-limb non-invasive sensory neuroprosthesis: real-time data visualization and calibration – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2018

Dario Messina – Error-related potential in electroencephalograph signals as brain-computer interface tool for robotic rehabilitation – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2018

Monica Parati – Cycling induced by functional electrical stimulation in neurological patients : systematic review of the literature and results of a randomized controlled study – Tutor: Emilia Ambrosini; 2018

Daniele MilanoSviluppo di un’interfaccia Web per l’analisi dei rischi ed il monitoraggio (risk based monitoring) negli studi clinici – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; 2018

Dario Martina – Control of a humanoid robot by a bioinspired cerebellar simulator – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Alberto Antonietti; 2018

Salvatore Lupo – Deep recordings of brain activities in dystonic patients: preliminary results – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2018

Marco Maffei – Deep brain recording of secondary dystonic children: data analysis for new perspectives in understanding of physiopathology – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2018

Elena Massai – Multimodal data processing for better understanding the neuromodulation of locomotion – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2018

Alessandra CalcagnoMulti-modal control for the BRIDGE upper limb motorized exoskeleton – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Marta Gandolla: 2018

Milad Malavolti – Muscle synergies during rectilinear and curvilinear walking in chronic post-stroke patients and age-matched healthy adults – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; Co-Tutor: Francesca Lunardini; 2018

Federico Matteo – Exergame for Continuous and Transparent Monitoring of Grip Strength and Endurance for pre-frailty elderlies – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; Co-Tutor: Francesca Lunardini; 2018

Giovanni Palazzo – Development and validation of a culture chamber for neurophysiological trials on iPS neuron-like cells – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Andrea Menegon, Alice Geminiani; 2018

Zeynep Melike IsilayBiomechanical quantification of muscle loading to improve the quality of microgravity countermeasure prescriptions for resistive exercises – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Manuela Galli, Matteo Zago; 2018

2017

Andrea Galbiati – Studio Multicentrico per la Valutazione dell’Efficacia di un Dispositivo di BioFeedback basato su elettromiografia per il miglioramento del controllo motorio in pazienti affetti da distonia ad esordio infantile – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Claudia Casellato, Emilia Ambrosini; 2017

Davide Di FebboReinforcement learning control for Functional Electrical Stimulation of the upper limb – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; Co-Tutor: Emilia Ambrosini, Marcello Restelli; 2017

Giovanni SalaDevelopment of a perfusion system on custom environmental chamber for retinal recordings with MEA chip – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Andrea Menegon, Diego Ghezzi, Alice Geminiani; 2017

Andrea D’AngeloPersonalizzazione della terapia robotica: sviluppo e validazione di un algoritmo automatico basato su elettromiografia – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Marta Gandolla; 2017

Federica Barberi, Dario BortolottiDevelopment and testing of a sensorized insole for a sensory neuroprosthesis – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2017

2016

Linda Greta DuiExergames to evaluate speed-accuracy trade off and handwriting characteristics: towards prevention and early identification of dysgraphia – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; Co-Tutor: Alberto Borghese; 2016

Caterina PalmiottoAssessment of exergames as treatment and prevention of dysgraphia – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; Co-Tutor: Alberto Borghese, Renato Mainetti; 2016

Gaetano Claudio ScebbaThe effect of leg cycling on brain excitability: a comparison between standard and split-crank cycling – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; 2016

Alberto Favaro Preliminary design of a novel neuroprosthesis for controlling the knee movement in paraplegic subjects via multi-muscle FES – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Thomas Schauer; 2016

Gianluca MeneghelSviluppo e valutazione di strumenti per l’analisi dei disturbi dello spettro autistico: dispositivi e protocolli sperimentali – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Marta Gandolla, Claudia Casellato, Alessandro Crippa; 2016

Debora RussoControl design of a powered 5 DOFs upper limb exoskeleton – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2016

2015

Riccardo Bellinetto, Matteo Colombo Closed-loop neuroprosthesis for spinal cord injured patients – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Noelia Chía; 2015

Vera ColomboAffidabilità di misure di eccitabilità corticospinale derivanti da stimolazione magnetica transcranica in soggetti sani anziani – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; Co-Tutor: Emilia Ambrosini; 2015

Walter BaccinelliMuscle coordination during rectilinear and curvilinear locomotion: the role of muscle synergies – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; Co-Tutor: Noelia Chía; 2015

Davide BaldassiniSviluppo di un sistema di controllo mioelettrico per la selezione di presa in un trattamento riabilitativo assistito da guanto robotico – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Marta Gandolla; 2015

Ilaria De VitaBiomechanical analysis of countermeasure exercises on the space station: on ground validation – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Claudia Casellato; 2015

Alice GeminianiSpiking neural network with distributed plasticity to model physiological and pathological cerebellum: validation of learning features over different tasks – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Claudia Casellato; 2015

Antonia GervasioSviluppo di un setup e di protocolli sperimentali per lo studio dei livelli attentivi e della coordinazione visuo-motoria in soggetti autistici – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Claudia Casellato, Marta Gandolla; 2015

Martina Locatelli, Alice FerrariDesign and validation of a novel experimental set-up for the detection of volitional intention during motor tasks functional imaging – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Marta Gandolla; 2015

2014

Stefano BiguzziStudy of motor learning effects on cortical excitability: optimization of the experimental setup and first results on healthy volunteers – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; Co-Tutor: Emilia Ambrosini, Michael Grey; 2014

Katia CandelargiuSpinal reciprocal inhibition : a feasibility and test retest reliability study on healthy people and stroke patients – Tutor: Simona Ferrante; 2014

Andrea ParrinelloImplementation of an assisted-as-needed control architecture for a lower limb exoskeleton used in gait rehabilitation – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Noelia Chía; 2014

Caterina SodiSviluppo di un controllore per neuroprotesi: come massimizzare il coinvolgimento del paziente durante l’attività riabilitativa – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Simona Ferrante, Emilia Ambrosini; 2014

Ladan EmamjomehDistributed cerebellar plasticity implements generalized multiple scale memory components in real robot sensorimotor tasks – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Claudia Casellato; 2014

Stefania CoelliImplementazione e valutazione comparativa di algoritmi di spike sorting per analisi online di segnali neuronali in vitro – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2014

2013

Alberto AntoniettiCerebellum inspired spiking neural network to control a robotic platform in human like testing paradigms – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Claudia Casellato; 2013

Giacomo BosoniFES induced changes in sensorimotor integration in chronic stroke patients: functional anatomy and connectivity preliminary assessment – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Marta Gandolla; 2013

Sara PizzamiglioRobotized transcranial magnetic stimulation: a preliminary study – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2013

Elisabetta PeriVoluntary cycling augmented by functional electrical stimulation in hemiparetic adolescents: a case series study – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Simona Ferrante and Emilia Ambrosini; 2013

Cristina FranchinBrain inspired sensorimotor robotic platform: evaluation of learning features of a cerebellar realistic model – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Claudia Casellato; 2013

Ricardo CleberA simulation study to improve fixation mechanisms between exoskeletons and limbs – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2013

Matteo CapriataSviluppo e validazione di un front-end multicanale per l’acquisizione di segnali neuronali in vitro – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Emilia Biffi and Giulia Regalia; 2013

2012

Elena CrostaAn assistive device based on the detection of the user’s intention from residual EMG to drive an upper limb neuroprosthesis – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Emilia Ambrosini; 2012

Amos Duca RogianiARMin IV : intention detection – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2012

Francesca Lunardini, Serena MaggioniEffects of EMG-based vibro-tactile biofeedback on motor strategies in childhood dystonia: a preliminary study – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2012

Noelia Chía Design of a wearable system for real-time movement analysis based on inertial sensors – Tutor: Simona Ferrante and Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2012

Morais Zimeo, Augusto GuilhermeOne-class support vector machine for outlier detection in brain-computer interface – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Wojciech Samek; 2012

Ryan DowneyA study investigating the use of a multielectrode array as a method to reduce fatigue induced by electrical stimulation – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2012

Sarah Elisa VignatiValutazione del riapprendimento motorio in seguito a trattamento con stimolazione peroneale su pazienti con emiplegia cronica affetti da piede cadente – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Marta Gandolla; 2012

2011

Giulia RegaliaProgettazione del front-end integrato e validazione sperimentale di una camera di coltura per lo studio a lungo termine dell’attività bioelettrica di neuroni in vitro – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-tutor: Emilia Biffi; 2011

Babila MoroniSviluppo di un’interfaccia guidata da movimenti oculari per il controllo di una neuroprotesi dell’arto superiore(Development of an eye movements driven interface to control an upper limb neuroprosthesis) – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-tutor: Claudia Casellato, Marta Gandolla; 2011

Dalia De SantisSviluppo e validazione di una procedura automatica innovativa per garantire misure affidabili e ripetibili del riflesso di Hoffmann (Development and validation of an innovative automatic procedure to guarantee reliable and repeatable measures of Hoffmann reflex) – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Simona Ferrante; 2011

Marta TibilettiSviluppo di un controllore per stimolazione elettrica funzionale proporzionale all’attività muscolare volontaria (Development of a controller for functional electric stimulation proportional to voluntary muscle activity) – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2011

Alessandro ScanoModello biomeccanico dell’arto superiore per riabilitazione robotica assistita (Biomechanic model of the upper limb for robotic assisted rehabilitation) – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Simona Ferrante; 2011

2010

Davide CilibertiEstablishing functional connectivity in partly segregated neuronal cell cultures – Tutors: Alessandra Pedrocchi, Michel Decré; Co-Tutors: Thirukumaran Kanagasabapathi, Emilia Biffi; 2010

2009

JeanLouis HoneineMotor Strategy Adaptation Of The Human Motor Control During And After Long Term Exposure To Weightlessness: two motor protocols onboard the International Space Station – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-tutor: Claudia Casellato; 2009

Marta GandollaBrain activation during active, passive and FES-induced movements: a feasibility fMRI study – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi, Giuseppe Baselli, Alberto Martegani; Co-tutor: Simona Ferrante and Claudia Casellato; 2009

Corrado NegriNeuroprotesi biomimetica assistita da sistema robotico per la riabilitazione dell’arto superiore in pazienti emiplegici – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Simona Ferrante; 2009

Francesco PisanaThink to grasp: sviluppo di una neuroprotesi controllata tramite motor-imagery per il riapprendimento della manipolazione in pazienti emiplegici: studio di fattibilità su sani – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi, Giuseppe Andreoni; Co-Tutor: Simona Ferrante, Luca Maggi, Sergio Parini; 2009

Paola RavelliControllori biofeedback per la riabilitazione di pazienti neurologici – Tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Simona Ferrante, Emilia Ambrosini; 2009

2008

Graziella CastorinaAnalisi e ottimizzazione della rilevazione per via ottica dell’attività elettrica di una rete neuronale in vitro per il biosensore PhotoMEA – Tutors: Alberto Fazzi, Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-Tutor: Jacopo Tessadori; Andrea Menegon; Diego Ghezzi; 2008

Emilia BiffiSviluppo di software di rivelazione, allineamento e classificazione di potenziali d’azione in ambiente Matlab e prima implementazione a livello hardware – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Alessandra Pedrocchi, Diego Ghezzi; 2008

Marco MellaceCompartmented microfluidic system for neural cell experiments with microelectrode arrayas – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Michel Decré, Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2008

Daria FazziProgettazione e realizzazione di un prototipo di bioreattore per cellule neuronali coltivate su array di microelettrodi – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Emilia Biffi, Gianfranco Beniamino Fiore, Alessandra Pedrocchi; 2008

Serena FrittoliStudio sperimentale dell’integrazione sensorimotoria e dell’apprendimento in un movimento di puntamento da postura eretta in soggetti sani – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, Alessandra Pedrocchi; Co-tutor: Claudia Casellato; 2008

Nicola VolonterioIntegrazione di un sistema di analisi del movimento e di risonanza magnetica funzionale per la valutazione dell’apprendimento motorio in pazienti emiplegici – Tutor: Giuseppe Baselli, Alessandra Pedrocchi, Alberto Martegani; Co-Tutor: Simona Ferrante, Claudia Casellato; 2008

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