Prof. Silvestro Micera holds the Bertarelli Foundation Chair in Translational Neuroengineering at the School of Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He received the Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pisa and the PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. In 2009 he was the recipient of the “Early Career Achievement Award” of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Prof. Micera’s research interests include the development of hybrid neuroprosthetic systems (interfacing the nervous system with artificial systems) and of mechatronic and robotic systems for function and assessment restoration in disabled and elderly persons.