Nicola Vitiello


Assistant Professor
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna,
Pisa, Italy

IUVO Project Manager


Wearable robots for a sustainable ageing


Nicola Vitiello received the M.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering (cum laude) from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2006, and from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2007. He also received the Ph.D. degree in biorobotics from the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, in 2010. He is currently an Assistant Professor with The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He is the author or co-author of 38 ISI/Scopus papers and 30 peer-review conference proceedings papers. He has served as the Scientific Secretary of the EU FP7 CA-RoboCom project, and he is currently the Project Coordinator of: the EU FP7 CYBERLEGs Project, the IUVO project funded by Fondazione Pisa, and the EARLYREHAB Project funded by Regione Toscana under the Research Program "Salute 2009" . His main research interests include the development of wearable robotic devices for human motion assistance and rehabilitation and of robotic platforms for neuroscientific investigations. In 2006, he participated the IX European Space Agency (ESA) Student Parabolic Flight Campaign as member of the team of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. In 2008, he participated the first ESA Lunar Robotics Challenge as a Ph.D. Student Member. In the last five years he served as Referee for 9 different ISI journals.