Webinar 5 in the Seminar on Robotics for rehabilitation and elderly care seminar series.
Prof. Nicola Vitiello, Associate Professor, The BioRobotics Institute (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, SSSA, Pisa, Italy) 24 March 2021
Abstract: Ageing population affects society welfare sustainability. The ageing of the population is one of the most critical challenges current industrialized societies will have to face in the next few years, and threatens the sustainability of our social welfare. Among many diseases, gait disorders are common and often evastating companions of ageing, leading to reductions in quality of life and increased mortality. This Nicola Vitiello is Associate Professor with The BioRobotics Institute (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, SSSA, Pisa, Italy) where he leads the Wearable Robotics Laboratory. He is co-author of more than 80 ISI/Scopus papers and co-inventor of more than 20 patents/patent applications. He served as the Scientific Secretary of the EU FP7 CARoboCom project, and he was the scientific coordinator of the EU FP7 CYBERLEGs project. Currently he is the scientific coordinator of the H2020-ICT-CYBERLEGs Plus Plus project, the national project MOTU funded by INAIL and is partner of the H2020-ICT-REHYB and 2020-ICT-CONBOTS projects. He is co-founder, director and advisor of IUVO Srl, a spin-off company of SSSA.