Mobile Haptic Interface for Rehabilitation Robotics

This research line deals with a Mobile Haptic Interface (MHI) called MOTORE that has been developed together with Humanware srl in the context of regional funded projects and the European project ECHORD++.

In particular:

  • haptic rendering of trajectories and feedback via wheels
  • human sensing and modeling while performing rehabilitation tasks
  • precision tracking and sensor fusion
  • architectural solutions for the embedded system


Please cite the RO-MAN 2011 paper below or the journal version

Journal Publications
  • Avizzano C.A., Satler M. & Ruffaldi E. (2014). Portable haptic interface with omni-directional movement and force capability. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 7(2), (pp. 110-120). doi:10.1109/TOH.2014.2310462
  • Saracino L.A., Ruffaldi E., Graziano A. & Avizzano C.A. (2016). Fusion of wearable sensors and mobile haptic robot for the assessment in upper limb rehabilitation. In IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI).
  • Saracino L., Avizzano C.A., Ruffaldi E., Cappiello G., Curto Z. & Scoglio A. (2016). MOTORE++ A Portable Haptic Device for Domestic Rehabilitation. In 42nd Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) . IEEE.
  • Ruffaldi E., Satler M., Rosati Papini G.P. & Avizzano C.A. (2013). A flexible framework for mobile based haptic rendering. In Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN. The 22nd IEEE International Symposium on (pp. 732-737). . doi:10.1109/ROMAN.2013.6628400
  • Avizzano C.A., Satler M., Cappiello G., Scoglio A., Ruffaldi E. & Bergamasco M. (2011). MOTORE: A mobile haptic interface for neuro-rehabilitation. In Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN. The 20th IEEE International Symposium on (pp. 383-388). . doi:10.1109/ROMAN.2011.6005238
  • Satler M., Avizzano C.A. & Ruffaldi E. (2011). Control of a desktop mobile haptic interface. In World Haptics Conference (WHC). IEEE (pp. 415-420). . doi:10.1109/WHC.2011.5945522
  • Scoglio A., Cappiello G., Curto Z., Rossi A., Avizzano C.A., Satler M. & Ruffaldi E. (2012). Haptic system and device for man-machine interaction.WO2012114274 (A3), IT1406207 (B1)