Edoardo D’Anna, PhD, is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. D’Anna received his PhD in Neural Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in 2018. His doctoral work focused on sensory feedback restoration in upper limb amputees using both invasive and non-invasive peripheral nerve stimulation. His work relied on modeling the effects of electrical stimulation on neural tissue and designing biomimetic stimulation waveforms to deliver more natural feedback. His current work addresses sensory feedback using cortical implants, with a focus on developing biomimetic and robust stimulation strategies and quantifying the impact of feedback on performance.
Research Interest Summary
Brain Computer Interfaces, Sensory Feedback, Neuroprosthetics, Biomimetic Stimulation, Neural Engineering
Dr. D’Anna is interested in the role sensory feedback has to play in developing more effective and intuitive neural interfaces. He is particularly interested in developing biomimetic stimulation strategies based on a deeper understanding of tactile and proprioceptive coding in the brain, and modeling of the effects of stimulation on neural tissue.