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  • #1-Ranked Rehabilitation Hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991
  • 182-bed inpatient hospital in downtown Chicago
  • 50+ sites of care throughout Illinois and Indiana
  • 5,000+ inpatients treated each year, system-wide
  • 800,000+ outpatient visits each year
  • One of only 2% of hospitals to receive two consecutive Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Excellence.
  • Largest rehabilitation research center in the world
  • Only rehabilitation hospital with eight federally designated research centers
  • 370+ active research projects in neuroscience, bionics, robotics, and musculoskeletal medicine
  • Academic home of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Did you know you can help advance the science of rehabilitation medicine while benefiting from the latest research findings? You can by joining a clinical trial! See a list of our Research Studies & Clinical Trials.

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Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi

Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi, PhD

  • Founder & Director, Robotics Lab, SMPP, RIC
  • Professor, Physiology, PM&R and BME, NU

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Gender:
Male

Education, Residency and Internship

Education

1978
University of Turin, Italy, Graduate Degree (Laurea) in Physics
1982
Universite de Provence, France, Deplome Etudes Superieures (Masters) in Behavioural Sciences
1988
Politecnico di Milano and University of Genova, Italy, PhD, Biomedical Engineering

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Lab

Publications

2011

Pressman A, Karniel A, Mussa-Ivaldi, FA (2011). How Soft is That Pillow? The Perceptual Localization of the Hand and the Haptic Assessment of Contact Rigidity. J Neurosci, 31, 6595-6604.

Nisky I, Pressman A, Pugh CM, Mussa-Ivaldi FA, Karniel A (2011). Perception and Action in Teleoperated Needle Insertion. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, In Press.

Mussa-Ivaldi, FA, Casadio M, Danziger ZC, Mosier KM, Scheidt, RA (2011). Sensory motor remapping of space in human–machine interfaces. Progress in Brain Research, 191, 45-64.

Liu X, Mosier, KM, Mussa-Ivaldi FA, Casadio M, Scheidt RA (2011). Reorganization of finger coordination patterns during adaptation to rotation and scaling of a newly learned sensorimotor transformation. J Neurophysiol, 105, 454-473.

Huang FC, Mussa-Ivaldi FA, Pugh, CM, Patton JL (2011) Learning Kinematic Constraints in Laparoscopic Surgery. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, In Press.

Casadio M, Pressman A, Acosta S, Danzinger Z, Fishbach A, Mussa-Ivaldi FA. (2011) Body machine interface: remapping motor skills after spinal cord injury. Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, In Press.

Liu X, Mosier KM, Mussa-Ivaldi FA, Casadio M, Scheidt RA. (2011) Reorganization of finger coordination patterns during adaptation to rotation and scaling of a newly-learned sensorimotor transformation. J Neurophysiol. 105:454-473.

2010

Huang FC, Mussa-Ivaldi FA, Patton JL (2010) “Manual skill generalization enhanced by negative viscosity,” J Neurophysiol 104:2008-19/.

Nisky I, Pressman A, Pugh C, Mussa-Ivaldi FA, Karniel A (2010). Perception and Action in Simulated Telesurgery. Haptics: Generating and Perceiving Tangible Sensations, 213-218.

Mussa-Ivaldi FA, Alford ST, Chiappalone M, Fadiga L, Karniel A, Kositsky M, Vato A (2010). New perspectives on the dialogue between brains and machines. Frontiers in Neuroscience, doi:10.3389/neuro.01.008.2010.

Levy N, Pressman A, Mussa-Ivaldi FA, Karniel A (2010). Adaptation to Delayed Force Perturbations in Reaching Movements. PLOS one, 5(8), e12128. doi:12110.11371/journal.pone.0012128.

Casadio M, Pressman A, Fishbach A, Danziger Z, Acosta S, Chen D, Mussa-Ivaldi FA (2010). Functional reorganization of upper-body movement after spinal cord injury. Exp Brain Res, 207, 233-247.

2009

Huang F, Patton JL, Mussa-Ivaldi, FA (2009) Robot-amplified manual exploration improves load identification, 11th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, September 7-12, 2009 in Munich, Germany

Huang F, Patton JL, Mussa-Ivaldi, FA (2009) Negative Viscosity Can Enhance Learning of Inertial Dynamics. 11th IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, 23-26 June 2009, Kyoto

Research Interests

Motor Learning and Control; Rehabilitation Robotics; Body-Machine-Interfaces; Neural Engineering, Systems and Computational Neuroscience.

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