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Welcome to my website, updated to April 2015.

I am a research scientist and my interests span through the following topics:
  • Computer-Human Interaction
  • Haptics
  • Sensory substitution
  • Telerobotics, Teleoperation, Telepresence
  • Speech recognition
  • Microphone Array processing


April 23th 2015

The paper The importance of visual experience, gender and emotion in the assessment of an assistive tactile mouse
by L. Brayda, C. Campus, M. Memeo, L. Lucagrossi has been accepted to IEEE Transaction on Haptics, 2015
Special issue : Haptic Assistive Technology for Individuals who are Visually Impaired
DOI: 10.1109/TOH.2015.2426692
Check the Publication list or download the accepted version here PDF 

April 16th 2014

The paper Similarity of blind and sighted subjects when constructing maps with small-area tactile displays: performance, behavioural and subjective aspects by M.Memeo, C. Campus, L. Lucagrossi and L. Brayda, has been accepted for publication at Eurohaptics 2014, Paris, France.
Check the Publication list or download the accepted version here:  PDF 

March 4th 2014

The paper Do blind subjects differ from sighted subjects when exploring virtual tactile maps?  by M. Memeo, C. Campus, L. Brayda has been accepted for publication at the International Conference on Computer Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2014), Paris, France.
Check the Publication list or download the accepted version here: PDF

October 24th 2013

The course  Speech and Sound processing  has started. Check the syllabus at:

September 17th 2013

The article Predicting successful tactile mapping of virtual objects,by L. Brayda, C. Campus, M.Gori
has been accepted for publication to the international jounral IEEE Transactions on Haptics (in press, 2013)

Download the accepted version and IEEE disclaimer:   PDF or check the Publication list

September 2013

Post-doctoral position opened in my team, within the context of the Blindpad project. Details HERE

April 2013

The FP7 STREP proposal "Blindpad", filed under the  Objective ICT-2013.5.3 ICT for smart and personalised 

inclusion, has been ranked first among 54 proposals. Negotiation is starting soon. We coordinate a consortium 

composed by the research institute IIT (Italy), the research institute and university EPFL (Switzerland), the research 

and innovation center MFKK (Hungary), the company Geomobile GmbH (Germany), the FIRR foundation for blind 

people (Poland), the rehabilitation institute for visually impaired people Istituto Chiossone onlus (Italy).

Project's website: www.blindpad.eu

January 2013

The article What you touch is what you get: self-assessing a minimalist sensory substitution device, by L. Brayda, C. Campus, M.Gori
has been accepted for publication at IEEE World of Haptics Conference 2013
Download the accepted version:   PDF or check the Publication list

October 2013

Post-doctoral position opened in my team, for a shared project with other two IIT departments. Details HERE

August 2012

The article Conveying perceptible virtual tactile maps with a minimalist sensory substitution device , by L. Brayda and C. Campus has been accepted for publication to the IEEE symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and games (IEEE HAVE 2012), to be held in at the Technical University of Munich in Munich, Germany, October 8-9, 2012.

Download the accepted version  PDF  (see also IEEE copyright note at the bottom) or check the Publication list

July 2012

The Special Issue Measuring Human-Robots Interactions has now been published in the following paginated issue of International Journal of Social Robotics: Volume 4, Issue 3 (2012), Page 219-221. You can download the editorial here

Download  PDF or check the Publication list

May 2012

The article Tactile exploration of virtual objects for blind and sighted people: the role of beta 1 EEG band in sensory substitution and supra-modal mental mapping, by C. Campus, L. Brayda, F. De Carli, R. Chellali, F. Famà, C. Bruzzo, L. Lucagrossi, G. Rodriguez, has been published in

Journal of Neurophysiology, May 15, 2012 vol. 107 no. 102713-2729, DOI:10.1152/jn.00624.2011
Access to full text is free.

Download  PDF or check the Publication list

July 2011

The review process for this special issue is CONCLUDED.

Call for papers
International Journal of Social Robotics (SORO), Springer
Special Issue on:
Measuring human-robot interaction

Guest Editors: Luca Brayda and Ryad Chellali (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Genoa, Italy)
Contact: luca.brayda@iit.it  (you can download the CfP at: http://www.iit.it/soro)

Important dates:

    Submission of Manuscripts (deadline):   01-Jul-11
    Notification of Acceptance:                    15-Sep-11
    Submission of Final Paper:                    15-Nov-11
    Final Acceptance:                                  15-Jan-12
    Publication:                                            01-Apr-12

For more information, please go to:  http://www.iit.it/soro

You can download the flyer at:         http://www.iit.it/images/stories/calls/cfp-measuring_human-robot_interaction.pdf


I currently hold a team leader position at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). My current projects are:

1) The EU FP7 STREP project "Blindpad"

which aims at constructing and field-testing a tactile surface to teach geometrical concepts to visually impaired children and adults.

2) The Digeye project:

which aims at building and evaluating assistive devices for visually impaired people.
The approach is the following:

- we involve end users (blind people in this case) as part of the engineering process
- we assess the human-machine interaction from the standpoint of neuroscience and behavioral sciences
- we use the derived knowledge about spatial representation of visually impaired to improve the device

Please check professional information on my IIT's webpage , my Linkedin profile or download my CV in English.
You can also check the page of my Publication list.

You can contact me at

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