Fabrizio Sergi, Ph.D.

Fabrizio Sergi

FABRIZIO SERGI
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

540 S. College Avenue
STAR Campus, Room 201H
Newark, DE 19713
P: 302-831-6404
E: fabs@udel.edu

Lab Website

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, 2011, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
  • M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, 2007, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
  • B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, 2005, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Wearable robotics
  • Rehabilitation engineering
  • Sensorimotor control and learning

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Dr. Sergi studies human-robot interaction in the context of rehabilitation and assistance to human movements. He develops robots and and pursues their application in motion augmentation, rehabilitation and as advanced tools to study movement neuromechanics. His research addresses problems in robot design, control, and addresses questions about how the brain and muscles contribute to human movements, and about how rehabilitation paradigms may support recovery of motor function after neuromotor disorders.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. A. Zonnino, A. Farrens, D. Ress, F. Sergi, “Measurement of stretch-evoked brainstem function using fMRI”, Scientific Reports, vol. 11, no. 12544, 2021, doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-91605-5.
  2. S. Buchanan F. Sergi, “Dynamic modeling and state estimation of cable-conduit actuation during interaction with non-passive environments”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 26, no. 5, 2021 – doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2020.3040159.
  3. R. McGrath, B. Bodt, F. Sergi, “Robot-aided Training of Propulsion During Walking: Effects of Torque Pulses Applied to the Hip and Knee Joints During Stance”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 28, no. 12, 2020 – doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2020.3039962
  4. A. J. Farrens, M. Lilley, F. Sergi, “Training propulsion via acceleration of the trailing limb”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 28, no. 12, 2020 – doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2020.3032094.
  5. A. Zonnino, F. Sergi, “Model-based estimation of individual muscle force based on measurements of muscle activity in forearm muscles”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 134-145, 2020 – doi: 10.1109/TBME.2019.2909171.
  6. A. Zonnino, F. Sergi, “Model-based analysis of the stiffness of the wrist joint in active and passive conditions”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, vol. 141, no. 4, 041006, 2019 – doi: 10.1115/1.4042684.
  7. A. J. Farrens, A. Zonnino, A. Erwin, M. K. O’Malley, C. L. Johnson, D. Ress, F. Sergi, “Quantitative testing of fMRI-compatibility of an electrically active mechatronic device for robot-assisted sensorimotor protocols”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 65, no. 7, pp. 1595-1606, 2018 – doi: 10.1109/TBME.2017.2741346.
  8. A. Erwin, M. K. O’Malley, D. Ress, F. Sergi, “Kinesthetic Feedback during 2DOF Wrist Pointing with a Novel MR-Compatible Robot”, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 1489-1499, 2017 – doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2016.2634585.
  9. A. U. Pehlivan, F. Sergi, M. K. O’Malley, “A subject-adaptive controller for wrist robotic rehabilitation”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 20, no. 3, pp.1338-1350 2015 – doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2014.2340697.
    10. D. Accoto, F. Sergi, N. L. Tagliamonte, G. Carpino, A. Sudano, E. Guglielmelli, “Robomorphism: a nonanthropomorphic wearable robot”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 45-55, 2014, doi: 10.1109/MRA.2014.2360276.