Paolo Bonato

Title and Affiliation

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Associate Faculty Member
Wyss Institute
Harvard University

Member of the Affiliated Faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Health Sciences and Technology
Hovard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Web Page

Paolo Bonato

Contact

Email: Paolo_Bonato@hms.harvard.edu
Phone: 617/573-2745
Fax: 617/573-2769
Address: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 125 Nashua St, Boston, MA 02114

Research Interests

Mobile Health

Wearable Sensors and Systems

Rehabilitation Robotics

Biography

Paolo Bonato, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, a member of the Affiliated Faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. At the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, he brings his experience in rehabilitation technology with special emphasis on wearable technology and robotics. Dr. Bonato is Founding and Current Editor-in-Chief of Journal on NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Bonato served as an Elected Member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) AdCom (2007-2010) and as President of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (2008-2010). He served as Chair of the 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2011). Dr. Bonato served as Chair of the IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems in 2008 and has been a member of this committee since its inception in 2006. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 1989 and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Universita di Roma “La Sapienza” in 1995.

Lab Page

Motion Analysis Lab

Selected Journal Publications

Wayne P.M., Kiel D.P., Buring J.E., Connors E.M., Bonato P., Yeh G.Y., Cohen C.J., Mancinelli C., Davis R.B., .Impact of Tai Chi Exercise on Multiple Fracture-Related Risk Factors in Post-Menopausal Osteopenic Women: A Pilot Pragmatic, Randomized Trial., BMC Complement Altern Med. 2012 Jan 30;12(1):7

Mavroidis C, Ranky RG, Sivak ML, Patritti BL, DiPisa J, Caddle A, Gilhooly K, Govoni L, Sivak S, Lancia M, Drillio R, Bonato P., Patient Specific Ankle-Foot Orthoses Using Rapid Prototyping. J Neuroeng Rehabil, 2011; 8: 1

Chen B.R., Patel S., Buckley T., Rednic R., McClure D.J., Shih L., Tarsy D., Welsh M., Bonato P., A Web-Based System for Home Monitoring of Patients with Parkinson.s Disease Using Wearable Sensors. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2011; 58(3): 831-836

Bonato P., Enhancing Robotic-Assisted Gait Training in Children with Cerebral Palsy via Interactive Gaming. CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation 2010; 3: 38-39

Patritti B., Sicari M., Deming L.C., Romaguera F., Pelliccio M.M., Kasi P., Benedetti M.G., Nimec D.L., Bonato P., The Role of Augmented Feedback in Pediatric Robotic-Assisted Gait Training: A Case Series. Technology and Disability. 2010; 22(4): 215-227

Kang H.G., Mahoney D.F., Hoenig H.M., Hirth V.A., Bonato P., Hajjar I., Lipsitz L.A., In-situ Monitoring of Health in Older Adults: Technologies and Issues. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2010; 58(8): 1579-1586

Bonato P., Advances in Wearable Sensors and Systems: From Enabling Technology to Clinical Applications. IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology 2010; 29(3): 25-36

Mirelman A., Patritti B., Deutsch J.E., Bonato P., Effects of Robotic-VR Training on Gait Biomechanics of Individuals Post Stroke. Gait & Posture 2010 Apr; 31(4): 433-437

Wayne P.M., Buring J.E., Davis R.B., Connors E.M., Bonato P., Patritti B.L., Fischer M., Yeh G.Y., Cohen C.J., Carroll D., Kiel D.P., Tai Chi for Osteopenic Women: Design and Rationale of a Pragmatic Randomized Controlled Trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2010 Mar 1; 11(1): 40

Patel S., Hughes R., Hester T., Stein J., Akay M., Dy J.G., Bonato P., A Novel Approach to Monitor Rehabilitation Outcomes in Stroke Survivors Using Wearable Technology. Proc IEEE 2010; 98(3): 1-12

Patritti B.L., Straudi S., Deming L.C., Benedetti M.G., Nimec D.L., Bonato P., Robotic Gait Training in an Adult with Cerebral Palsy: A Case Study. PM&R 2010; 2: 71-75

Patel S., Lorincz K., Hughes R., Huggins N., Growdon J., Standaert D., Akay M., Dy J., Welsh M., Bonato P., Monitoring Motor Fluctuations in Patients With Parkinson.s Disease Using Wearable Sensors. IEEE Trans Information Technology in Biomedicine 2009 Nov; 13(6):.865-874

Bonato P., Advances in Wearable Technology for Rehabilitation, Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009; 145: 145-159

Selected Conference Publications

Wayne P., Kiel D., Buring J., Bonato P., Yeh G., Cohen C., Mancinelli C., Davis R., .Impact of Tai Chi Exercise on Multiple Fracture-Related Risk Factors in Post-Menopausal Osteopenic Women: A Pilot Pragmatic, Randomized Trial., 2012 International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, Portland (Oregon), May 15-18, 2012

Fusco H., Mancinelli C., Sheridan R., Ryan C., Bonato P., Schneider J., .A Novel Gaming System for Children with Upper Extremity Burn Contractures., 44th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association, Seattle (Washington), April 24-27, 2012

Della Toffola L., Patel S., Ozsecen M.Y., Ramachandran R., Bonato P., .A Wearable System for Long-Term Monitoring of Knee Kinematics., IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Shenzhen (China), January 5-7, 2012

Schneider J., Fusco H., Mancinelli C., Sheridan R., Ryan C., Bonato P., .Development and Feasibility of a Novel Gaming System for Children with Upper Extremity Burn Contractures., 72nd Annual Assembly American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orlando (Florida), November 17-20, 2011

Chen B.R., Patel S., Della Toffola L., Bonato P., .Long-term Monitoring of COPD Using Wearable Sensors., Wireless Health 2011, San Diego CA, Oct 10-13, 2011

Unluhisarcikli O., Pietrusinski M., Weinberg B., Mavroidis C., Bonato P., .Design and Control of a Robotic Lower Extremity Exoskeleton for Gait Rehabilitation., 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco CA, Sep 25-30, 2011

Hu J., Lim Y.-J., Ding Y., Paluska D., Solochek A., Laffery D., Bonato P., .An Advanced Rehabilitation Robotic System for Augmenting Healthcare., 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Boston MA, August 30-September 3, 2011

Selected Funding Information

Dr. Bonato recently received a $100,000 grant from the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation in support of his research with the Lokomat. For more information about the United Cerebral Palsy, please visit www.UCPResearch.org.

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