Acquisition system for electrophysiological signals


The Porti is a 32-channel ambulatory and stationary system for physiological research. The Porti can have unipolar electrophysiological inputs, bipolar electrophysiological inputs and auxiliary inputs for measuring EEG, ECG, EMG, but also movement, position, respiration, etc.

Year of purchase – 2010

Approximate value – 20K

Rehastim Stimulator


The Rehastim stimulator, developed by Hasomed GmbH, is an 8-channel stimulator delivering current-controlled biphasic pulses. The device can be externally controlled via a standard USB interface. Galvanic isolation of the serial link is built-in into the stimulator device.

Year of purchase – 2010

Approximate value – 5K

Cycle ergometer


The Motomed Viva2, produced by the RECK-Technik GmbH & Co. company, is a motorized leg trainer used for rehabilitation.

Year of purchase –  2011

Approximate value – 5K

NDI Polaris Vicra


Small and compact optical localizer system, it can track both active and passive markers. It has a reduced workspace and an accuracy of 0.25mm with a 20Hz refresh rate. Communication with the host pc is achieved via USB.

Year of fabrication/purchase – 2008

Approximate value – 12K

XSens IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit)

Inertial Measurement Units for motion tracking with wireless communication through MTw Awinda. Tracker dimensions: 47 x 30 x 13 mm; able to measure: angular velocity, acceleration, magnetic field and pressure.

Year of fabrication/purchase – 2012

Approximate value –

Phantom Premium 1.0

Phantom Premium 1.0

The Phantom Premium 1.0 is a haptic device providing 3 degrees of freedom positional sensing and 3 degrees of freedom force feedback. Communication with the PC via the parallel port interface.

Year of purchase – 2012

Phantom Omni

Phantom Omni

The Phantom Omni is a compact haptic device with 6 degrees of freedom, providing force feedback in the three directions. Communication with the PC through the FireWire port.

Year of purchase – 2012

NAO Robot


The NAO Robot is a humanoid robot with 25 degrees of freedom, equipped with proximity sensors, microphones, speakers and cameras. Communication with the PC via the Ethernet or the Wi-Fi connection.

Year of purchase – 2015

Biofeedback Device

SAMSUNGThe biofeedback device is a wearable electromyographic-based devices consisting of a central unit and a terminal, aiming at increasing the awareness of muscle activity. The terminal contains a bipolar sensor to detect surface electromyography from a specific muscle, and a vibrating motor that provides the skin over the target muscle with a vibration whose frequency is proportional to the extent of activation of the muscle.

Armeo Spring

ArmeoRobotic device for upper limb rehabilitation
Armeo Spring – Hocoma, Volketswil, Switzerland of purchase – 2010Approximate value – 30K

Eye tracker Tobii T60

TobiiEye tracker
Tobii T60 – TobiiPro, Stockholm, Sweden
Year of purchase – 2011Approximate value –

SMART micro g

SmartmicrogMotion capture system with passive retroreflective markers 3D coordinates recording.
Smart μg™, BTS, Milano, Italia
Year of purchase – 2011Approximate value –

MRI compatible setup

MRIcompatibleSetupMRI compatible experimental set-up composed by a 1.5 T MRI scanner (GE Cv/I™), a motion capture system (Smart μg™; BTS) and an electrical stimulator (RehaStim proTM; HASOMED GmbH), as described and validated in Casellato et al., 2010; Gandolla et al., 2011.


GlorehaRobotic device for hand rehabilitation
Gloreha – Idrogenet, Lumezzane (BS), Italy


ELITES2onISSELITE-S2 (ELaboratore di Immagini TElevisive, Space qualified, version 2) [Ferrigno et al., 2004], it is a motion capture system with four cameras for passive marker recordings; it is onboard the International Space Station since 2007