Dr Angelo Basteris

Postdoctoral Fellow, Rehabilitation Sciences Program
PhD Bioengineering

Menzies Health Institute Queensland | School of Allied Health | G05 Room: 3.22
Griffith University, Parklands Drive, Southport QLD 4215, Australia
Phone: +61 7 55529201
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 Angelo is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD), Griffith University. He is using and developing technology for supporting the diagnosis, monitoring and helping treatment of patients with neck pain. 

Angelo has completed his PhD at Universita’ degli Studi di Genova (Italy) in 2011, where he conducted studies on how robots can promote motor skills learning in healthy subjects and neuromotor recovery in people with multiple sclerosis.
In his latest work at University of Hertfordshire (UK), he developed within the SCRIPT project a system for enabling people with stroke to perform robot-assisted rehabilitation exercises at home, while playing videogames.
Other past works include the evaluation of manual wheelchair propulsion by kinematic analysis, the design of a system based on Kinect for exercising for people with Parkinson’s disease and the release of smartphone apps for measuring clinical scales (Action Research Arm Test and Fugl Meyer).

Academic and Research Interests

  • Motion analysis for diagnosis and therapy of musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders
  • Robot-mediated training for motor skills learning and rehabilitation
  • Performance based adaptation of therapy exercises for sustained motivation
  • Smartphone tools for patients and healthcare professionals
  • Affordable technologies for engaging patients' and improve adherence to therapy


Summa S, Basteris A, Betti E, Sanguineti V. “Adaptive Training with Full-Body Movements to Reduce Bradykinesia in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot Study.” Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation 12, no. 1 (2015): 16.

Basteris A, Nijenhuis SM, Buurke JH, Prange GB,  Amirabdollahian F. 2015, 'Lag-lead based assessment and adaptation of exercise speed for stroke survivors' Robotics and Autonomous Systems., 10.1016/j.robot.2014.08.013

Leon B, Basteris A, Infarinato F, et al., “Grasps Recognition and Evaluation of Stroke Patients for Supporting Rehabilitation Therapy,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2014, Article ID 318016, 14 pages, 2014

Basteris A, Nijenhuis S, Stienen A, Buurke J, Prange G, Amirabdollahian F. (2014). Training modalities in robot-mediated upper limb rehabilitation in stroke: a frameworkfor classification based on a systematic review. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 11(1), 111

Amirabdollahian F, Ates S, Basteris A, Cesario A, Buurke JH, Hermens H, Hofs D, Johansson E, Mountai G, Nasr N, Nijenhuis SM, Prange GB, Rahman N, Sale P, Schatzlein F, van Schooten B, Stienen A. Design, development and deployment of a hand/wrist exoskeleton for home-based rehabilitation after stroke - SCRIPT project Dec 2014 In : Robotica. 32, Special issue 08, p. 1331-1346

Shah N, Basteris A, Amirabdollahian F. Design Parameters in Multimodal Games for Rehabilitation. Games for Health Journal. 2014 Feb;3(1). G4H-2013-0044

Basteris A, Bracco L, Sanguineti V, (2012) Robot-assisted intermanual transfer of handwriting skills, Hum Mov Sci 31:1175-90. 2012

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