Francesco Lanotte

Francesco Lanotte, Eng, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

About Me

Francesco Lanotte, Eng, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow within the Max Näder Lab for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research (Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) and Northwestern University. He is currently investigating the use of wearable sensors combined with machine learning techniques to enhance the rehabilitation therapy in stroke survivors. Dr. Lanotte received a bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin in 2015, a master of science degree in bionics engineering from the University of Pisa and Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in 2017. He then received a doctor of philosophy degree in biorobotics from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in 2021. His PhD research was focused on the development, benchmark and experimental assessment of control algorithms for powered exoskeletons and lower-limb prostheses.


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    2012 - 2015
    Bachelor of Science - Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Turin
    2015 - 2017
    Master of Science - Bionic Engineering, University of Pisa and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
    2017 - 2021
    Doctor of Philosophy - Biorobotics, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna - The BioRobotics Institute

Research Interests

  • Wearable Robotics
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Biomechanics
  • Movement Analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence

Max Näder Center for Rehabilitation Technologies and Outcomes Research

We develop and execute industry-sponsored research in prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation robotics, and adaptive technologies.

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