Wearable haptics

Wearable haptics: from perception to device development


The workshop will present the latest findings on wearable haptics, ranging from neuroscience principles to innovative design of devices. The workshop will focus on fingertip haptics, investigating the encoding of tactile information and the development of devices for multimodal interaction.


  • 9:15 – 9:30 Welcome and introduction to the workshop
  • 9:30 – 10:00 Alessandro Moscatelli, University of Rome Tor Vergata, “Multiple Channels for Tactile Motion: Neuroscience and Exploitation for Devices”
  • 10:00 – 10:30 Calogero Oddo, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, “Neuromorphic encoding of tactile information: from bionic hand prostheses to haptic telepresence”
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Matteo Bianchi, University of Pisa, “Combining sensory-motor synergies and soft haptics for a novel generation of wearable tactile systems”
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Massimiliano Gabardi and Daniele Leonardis, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, “Design of fingertip haptic devices for multimodal interaction”
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Domenico Prattichizzo, University of Siena, “Wearable haptics foundations and future perspectives”



  • Massimiliano Solazzi received the PhD degree in Innovative Technologies from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, in 2010. He is an assistant professor in applied mechanics with the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy and he carries out his research at the PERCRO Laboratory, TeCIP Institue. His research interests concerns: the design of robotic interfaces for virtual reality, teleoperation and rehabilitations, the design and control of arm exoskeletons, the development of control systems for manipulators and the psychophysical validation of HMI.