Rehabilitation Technology Laboratory

The Laboratory of Rehabilitation Technologies carries out research activities in the fields of voluntary motion behaviour in humans. In addition, it investigates and examines the contribution of rehabilitation technologies for functional recovery after lesion of the central nervous system (CNS), analyzing and studying the potential of new technologies in neurorehabilitation. For the performance of its activities, in addition to other research laboratories, the Laboratory of Rehabilitation Technologies collaborates with all the hospital services of the Department of Neurorehabilitation. In particular, clinical trials are carried out mainly in collaboration with the Neuromotor Rehabilitation Service.

    Activities

    Research activities conducted at the Rehabilitation Technologies Laboratory include:

    • Study of the basic physiology of motor control in humans, in particular, voluntary muscle control by the CNS
    • Study of motor learning after CNS injury
    • Study of sensory reorganization mechanisms after CNS injury
    • Identification of instrumental biomarkers (e.g. neuroimaging, electromyographic signal) of clinical characteristics and functional recovery in patients with neurological pathologies
    • Development of new neurorehabilitative modalities based on innovative technologies (e.g. virtual reality, robotics)
    • Validation of new methods in remote control at the patient’s home (neurological telerehabilitation).
    Rehabilitation Tec Instruments and Services

    Lab team

    Principal Investigator

    Andrea Turolla, PhD

    Andrea Turolla, PhD

    Physiotherapist

    Employees

    Anna Maria Cortese

    Anna Maria Cortese

    Doctor Physiatra and PhD student

    Luisa Cacciante

    Luisa Cacciante

    Speech therapist and PhD student

    Sara Federico

    Sara Federico

    Physiotherapist

    Silvia Salvalaggio

    Silvia Salvalaggio

    Physiotherapist

    Giorgia Pregnolato

    Giorgia Pregnolato

    Physiotherapist

    Research Assistants

    Francesca Baldan

    Francesca Baldan

    Physiotherapist