Jody Saglia received his Bachelor's Degree in Automation Engineering and Master's Degree in Mechatronics Engineering at Polytechnic of Turin in 2004 and 2007 respectively. He carried out research in robotics in Finland at Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), working on the design and control of mobile robots. He has been a researcher at King's College since 2006 and received his PhD degree in 2010. He also received a Master Degree in Technology Transfer and Management of Innovation from the University of Genoa in 2014.
He has been a Postdoc researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in the Department of Advanced Robotics since 2010, working on the design and development of rehabilitation and assistive technologies for the lower body.
Currently, he is Team Leader at IIT working on projects for the development of rehabilitation robots and exoskeleton systems for Spinal Cord Injury subjects.
His research interests are rehabilitation robotics, mechatronic design, actuation systems, human-robot interaction and clinical evaluation of medical devices.
He is also interested in technology transfer, entrepreneurship, innovation and start-ups that commercialize the results of academic research.
J. Saglia, J.S. Dai and D.G. Caldwell, Geometry and Kinematic Analysis of a Redundantly Actuated Parallel Mechanism that Eliminates Singularity and Improves Dexterity, Transactions of the ASME: Journal of Mechanical Design, vol. 130, no. 12, page 124501_1-5, 2008.
J. A. Saglia, N. Tsagarakis, J. S. Dai and D. G. Caldwell, A High Performance Redundantly Actuated Parallel Mechanism for Ankle Rehabilitation, to appear on International Journal of Robotic Research, Special Issue on Medical Robots, Vol. 28, No. 9, pp. 1216-1227, September 2009.
J.A. Saglia, N.G. Tsagarakis, J.S. Dai and D.G. Caldwell, Inverse-Kinematics-Based Control of a Redundantly Actuated Platform for Rehabilitation, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, IMechE Proceedings, Part I, vol. 223, no.1, page 53-70, 2009.
This paper has been awarded the 2009 PE Publishing Prize by the Editor and Editorial Board of the Journal of Systems and Control Engineering.
J. A. Saglia and J. S. Dai, Geometry and Kinematics Analysis of a Redundantly Actuated Parallel Mechanism for Rehabilitation, Proceedings of DETC’07, ASME 2007 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, September 4-7, 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada.
J. A. Saglia, N. Tsagarakis, J. S. Dai and D. G. Caldwell, A High Performance 2-dof Over-Actuated Parallel Mechanism for Ankle Rehabilitation, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Kobe, Japan, 12-17 May, 2009.
J. A. Saglia, N. Tsagarakis, J. S. Dai and D. G. Caldwell, Control Strategies for Ankle Rehabilitation using a High Performance Ankle Exerciser, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Anchorage, Alaska, US, May 3-8 , 2010.
J.A. Saglia, N.G. Tsagarakis, J.S. Dai and D.G. Caldwell, 2010, Actuation Force Control of a Redundantly Actuated Parallel Mechanism for Ankle Rehabilitation, ORTHOPAEDICS 2010, Brunel University, West London, UK, June 2010.
J.A. Saglia, N.G. Tsagarakis, J.S. Dai and D.G. Caldwell, 2010, Assessment of the Assistive Performance of an Ankle Exerciser using Electromyographic Signals, IEEE 32nd International Conference on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, EMBC, Buenos Aires, 31th August - 4th September.
J.A. Saglia, N.G. Tsagarakis, J.S. Dai and D.G. Caldwell, 2009, TO2009A000042, Italian, Attuatore lineare e dispositivo di riabilitazione incorporante tale attuatore.
J. A. Saglia, N.G. Tsagarakis, J.S. Dai and D.G. Caldwell, 2010, International Patent Application PCT/IB2010/050310, Linear actuator and rehabilitation device incorporating