Paolo Bonato, PhD




Associate Professor   
Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory


Research and Clinical Interests: 
Rehabilitation Technology; Wearable Systems; Robotics; Biomechanics

MS, Politecnico di Torino, Italy, 1989  PhD, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Italy, 1995

In Brief:  Dr. Bonato oversees a research program with focus on rehabilitation technology that has received funding from Federal agencies such as the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research and from foundations and corporate sponsors such as the Michael J Fox Foundation, the Peabody Foundation, Intel, and Novartis.  For additional information about Dr. Bonato’s research program, please visit

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