Laura Dipietro | Post-Doctoral Fellow

L. Dipietro received the master degree in Electrical Engineering (biomedical curriculum) from the University of Florence, Italy, in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Robotics from Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy in 2003. She is currently a post-doctoral associate at the MIT Newman Lab. Her current research interests include robot-assisted neurorehabilitation, learning and encoding of movement in biological and artificial systems, biomedical signal and image processing.


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Recent Projects & Publications

Robot-Aided Wrist Rehabilitation After Stroke
The goal of this research is to extend robotic therapy to wrist rotations using a novel, 3-degree-of-freedom robotic therapy device for the wrist...
Performance-Based Progressive Therapy (PBPT) Enhances Neural Plasticity
An initial therapy protocol for 42 chronic stroke patients (≥ 3 months post-stroke) consisted of robot-assisted...
MRI Compatible Wrist Robot

The MIT Wrist Robot, designed by Dustin Williams, has demonstrated the effectiveness of robotic therapy in aiding the rehabilitation of stroke victims. ...

Semi-active variable-impedance materials

In collaboration with team 4.3 at the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, and under the combined guidance of Drs. Neville Hogan and Gareth McKinley, this...

Movement primitives and human arm movements

Velocity profiles of voluntary unconstrained human arm movements under some conditions, e.g., during accurate movements, are irregular. Specifically, the velocity profiles of the hand...

Improving Force-Based Interaction Control Using Limited Knowledge of Environment Dynamics

Robots for neurological rehabilitation require actuators with high force/weight ratio and low mechanical impedance.  Conventional actuators with high force capacity are generally either extremely heavy...

Finding Objective Function and Mathematical Model of Locomotion of Normal/Impaired Subjects
Despite of redundancy in locomotion, generally, we follow common pattern while walking or running...
Brain Stimulation and Motor Control
Levy-Tzedek, S., Arle, J.E., Apetauerova, D., Shils, J.L., Gould, C., Krebs, H.I. (2006) Clinical score improves while motor performance deteriorates...
The Effect of Proximal and Distal Training on Stroke Recovery

How can motor recovery following a stroke be maximized? Is “optimal therapy” bound to an all encompassing functional training or is a...