Paolo Bonato received the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy (1989), and the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy (1995). He serves as Director of the Motion Analysis Laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, MA, he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, and he is member of the Affiliated Faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
Dr. Bonato is IEEE Senior Member, IEEE EMBS AdCom elected member, and VP of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology. He serves as Chair of the IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems.
Dr. Bonato is founder and Editor-in-Chief of Journal on NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering and IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine. He served as conference chair for the 3rd IEEE-EMBS International Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors (2006) and program co-chair for the 4th IEEE-EMBS International Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors (2007) entitled “From Terahertz Imaging to Telehealth Technologies”.
Dr. Bonato has co-authored about 40 research papers and 130 conference proceedings. His research work is focused on wearable technology and its applications in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He has developed intelligent signal processing tools and artificial intelligence methods for the analysis of data recorded using wearable sensors with application to numerous clinical conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, epilepsy, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.