I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Harvard Biodesign Lab, Harvard University. Currently, I am conducting research on wearable technologies for rehabilitation and monitoring of human activity. More precisely, my research focuses on the design of soft wearable robots and soft sensors for improving the mobility of individuals with physical disabilities. The combination of cutting-edge textile materials and traditional pneumatic robots allows for the development of soft, comfortable, and efficient wearable systems. I also employ carbon-fiber-based soft strain sensors to estimate the force-generating capacity of skeletal muscle to evaluate and diagnosis musculoskeletal health.

My current research interests are:

  • Assistive robotic hardware that allow people with impairment to better execute daily life tasks. 
  • Soft exoskeletons, with novel, modular, and affordable designs for human augmentation. 
  • Novel materials that facilitate and improve the manufacturing process of wearable robotic hardware.
  • Soft sensors for tracking body activity and improving the performance of athletes during physical training. 
  • Adaptive robotic and bionic hands for robust grasping and dexterous, in-hand manipulation.