Rehabilitation Bioengineering Laboratory

Responsabile: Infarinato Francesco
Staff: Romano Paola, Buscarini Leonardo

The Rehabilitation Bioengineering Laboratory at IRCCS San Raffaele conducts outstanding research in the field of neuroscience, within the paradigm around the concepts of: assessment, recovery and functional replacement. The research carried out by the laboratory is aimed at the implementation and efficacy evaluation of innovative high-tech therapies (robotics, virtual reality, telerehabilitation), the understanding of central and peripheral neurological mechanisms, the creation of protocols for multi-domain acquisition and analysis of the patient’s biomechanical and electrophysiological characteristics through advanced algorithms and Artificial Intelligence tools, to the design of new sensorized devices for understanding the cortical, muscular and behavioral correlates of rehabilitative gesture, to the conception, implementation and validation of new models for instrumental assessment in clinical settings.

Interessi di Ricerca

  • Applied Robotics
  • Multi-domain functional assessment
  • Implementation of devices and methods for cortical, muscle, and biomechanical measurement and evaluation of rehabilitation effects
  • Motor control and brain plasticity
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Design of research protocols
  • Telemedicine, telerehabilitation, telecontrol
  • Wearable sensors and IoT
  • Brain Computer Interface
  • Creation of digital twin of pathology
  • Automatic Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • Franceschini M, Ottaviani M, Romano P, Goffredo M, Pournajaf S, Lofrumento M, Proietti S, Sterpi I, Tricomi E, Tropea P, Corbo M, Fadiga L, Infarinato F. The reaching phase of feeding and self-care actions optimizes action observation effects in chronic stroke subjects. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2022 Aug 24:15459683221110884. doi: 10.1177/15459683221110884.
  • Infarinato F, Romano P, Adinolfi F, Franceschini M, Ginocchi R, Goffredo M, Ottaviani M, Valente M, Pournajaf S. A Novel Telerehabilitation Approach for Cognitive-Language Therapy in Chronic Stroke Subjects With Aphasia: Neurocognitive Intervention Through Neurorehabilitation Exercises and Assessments (2023) IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 30 (1), pp. 84 – 95, DOI: 10.1109/MRA.2022.3228503.

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