Christian Cipriani received his Laurea degree in electronic engineering (M.S. degree) with full marks from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in biorobotics science and engineering from a joint program between IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, in 2008. From January 2011 to April 2014, he was an Assistant Professor of biomedical robotics at the BioRobotics Institute of SSSA. His research interests are focused on mechatronic features and controllability issues of advanced robotic hands to be used as thought-controlled prostheses, in particular, the design of mechatronic components for artificial hands; the design of control architectures and intuitive control strategies; the use of biological signals for the physiological control of prehension; the development and clinical experimentation of bidirectional noninvasive interfaces; the investigation and comparison of shared-control strategies between user and the prosthesis. Most of his activities are strongly related to the development of hardware with the goal of building reliable, robust, and durable stand-alone mechatronic hands. He is currently the Coordinator and PI of the FIRB 2010 (early career grant) MY-HAND Project funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and of the WAY Project (wearable interfaces for hAnd function recovery) funded by the European Commission (EU-FP7-ICT-288551).
Biography Updated on 11 January 2015