Federica Barontini

Federica Barontini is a PhD student at the Research Centre "E. Piaggio"and Department of Information Engineering (DII) of the University of Pisa. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering and a master’s degree in Robotics and Automation Engineering at the University of Pisa. Her research focuses on Haptic Feedback for disabilities.  For this reason, since her Master thesis, she developed and implemented a control strategy for a wearable haptic device able to give navigational stimuli to blind users. She continues her research activity on haptic feedback strategies for teleoperation and prosthetics, and  worked on the control of a Force Feedback device used to convey hand closure (proprioception) and force information to amputees using a robotic hand to grasp.