Lorenzo Chiari is Electronic Engineer (1993) and got a PhD in Biomedical Engineering (1997). He is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems and the vice-director of the Health Sciences and Technologies - Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research (HST-ICIR) of the University of Bologna. His main research activity is in the area of neurobiomechanics of human posture and movement in health and disease (focusing in particular on Parkinson's Disease), multisensory integration and sensory augmentation for balance control, translational and technological research for neuro-motor rehabilitation, neuroergonomics. At present he is the scientific coordinator of two FP7 European projects: CuPiD (2011-2014) and FARSEEING (2012-2014). In particular, CuPiD (Closed‐loop system for personalized and at‐home rehabilitation of people with Parkinson's Disease) is designing a technological platform to support the rehabilitation of patients with PD in their home setting, tailoring the solution to target
mobility, cognitive function and debilitating PD symptoms such as freezing of gait. Formerly, he was the coordinator of the FP6 SENSACTION-AAL project (2007-2009) which designed and validated an ambulatory assisting device for enhancing safety and security in balance and movement in the home environment through a biofeedback-based approach.