Lorenzo Desideri works as a researcher at the WeCareMore Research & Innovation Centre of AIAS and the Regional Centre for Assistive Technology in Bologna, Italy. He is also adjunct professor at the University of Bologna, Department of Psychology.
Lorenzo completed his Master’s degree in Applied Cognitive Psychology and a 2nd level specialisation degree in Health Psychology both from the University of Bologna. He also completed his Ph.D. at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.
His research interests lie in the area of applied cognitive technologies, with a view to understanding how emerging technologies, such as automatic speech recognition, brain-computer interfaces, social robotics, eye-trackers, and eHealth/mHealth solutions, can improve the quality of life of people with neurodevelopmental or neurodegenerative disorders.
Currently, Lorenzo is Associate Editor of the journal Assistive Technology and coordinator of the working group on outcome evaluation of the Italian Network of Assistive Technology Centres (GLIC). He recently served as coordinator of the scientific committee of the XV conference of the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE).