Materials and technologies for actuation and sensing (CNR-ICMATE at Lecco, Italy)
by Simone Pittaccio | Jul 31, 2019
Name of the Organisation: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Chimica della Materia Condensata e Tecnologie per l'Energia, sede di Lecco
Organisation Short Name: CNR-ICMATE
Organisation Type: REC
ACTIVITYTopic(s) of interest from 2018-2019 Transport Work Programme:
- LC-GV-06-2020 - Advanced light materials and their production processes for automotive applications
- S2R-OC-CCA-01-2019: Noise & Vibration
- JTI-CS2-2019-CfP10-LPA-01-81 Fiber reinforced thermoplastics manufacturing for stiffened, complex, double curved structures
- JTI-CS2-2019-CFP10-FRC-01-28 Innovative kinematic analysis to incorporate multiple functions within a movable surface
Fields of Activity: Shape Memory Alloys Wearable devices Actuators Sensors Metallic and composite materials Rehabilitation engineering Kinematic analysis Mechatronic systems
Skills and Experise Offered: Our research is focussed on the development of new technology for personalised care, including mechatronic/robotic systems, wearable sensors and wearable therapeutic devices. Our main implementations and results are in the fields of
- linear and rotary actuators with low electromagnetic emissions
- dynamic and sensorised werables for rehabilitation medicine (orthotics, anatomical and functional personalisation, 3D printing, biosensors);
- hybrid inertial/electromyographic wearable sensors for kinematic analysis;
- multimaterial upper-limb prosthetics;
- portable sensorised mechatronic systems for lower-limb rehabilitation at home.
Our therapeutic devices endowed with Bluetooth connectivity, so they can share data for digital care and ICT-based care, such as home-based therapy, patient monitoring, personalised therapies.
We are experts in the industrial and biomedical applications of functional materials, particularly shape memory alloys and composites.
We have at our disposal a complete lab for material synthesis, characterisation and optimisation, 3D printing in polymer and metallic materials.
Furthermore, the laboratory is equipped with a motion capture system, used for kinematic analysis in the fields of biomechanics, sports, ergonomics, and actuator characterisation in biomedical and industrial applications.
Keywords: Metallic materials
Shape Memory Alloys
Technology for personalised care
Sports and Well-being
Previous FP Projects Participated: None
Contact Person: Simone Pittaccio
Position in the Organisation: Researcher