Dr Alessandro Del Vecchio is a research associate at Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London. He completed his PhD in Rome at the University of Rome "Foro Italico" with summa cum laude in the neural control of muscles. He spent part of his PhD (Doctor Europaeus) at the Neurorehabilitation Institute, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience at the Medical University of Göttingen, Germany.
Six months before finishing his PhD (July 2017), he joined the Neuromechanics and Rehabilitation Technology Group at the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London, where he carries out research on motor neurons, neuromechanics, and biosignal processing.
Dr Del Vecchio is interested in the study of the neuromuscular function in humans and other mammals and the development of neurotechnologies for man-machine interfaces.
et al., 2022, Interfacing motor units in non-human primates identifies a principal neural component for force control constrained by the size principle, The Journal of Neuroscience, Vol:42, ISSN:0270-6474, Pages:7383-7399
et al., 2022, Mental fatigue impairs physical performance but not the neural drive to the muscle
et al., 2022, Startling stimuli increase maximal motor unit discharge rate and rate of force development in humans, Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol:128, ISSN:0022-3077, Pages:455-469
et al., 2022, Sensing the Full Dynamics of the Human Hand with a Neural Interface and Deep Learning
et al., 2022, Neural decoding from surface high-density EMG signals: influence of anatomy and synchronization on the number of identified motor units, Journal of Neural Engineering, Vol:19, ISSN:1741-2560