Emanuele Gruppioni was born in 1975 in Bologna (Italy). In 2006, he received the Master Degree in Electronic Engineering with Biomedical Specialization issued by the University of Bologna. During the university studies, he worked as technician and system administrator for private companies. At the end of the studies, he obtained a scholarship in the field of organization and innovation in company management. Since 2006, he work as researcher for INAIL Prostheses Centre. In 2009 he won the Antonio D’Auria Award, issued by SIRI (Italian Association of Robotics and Automation), for the development of a 2 DoF prosthetic active shoulder. In 2014 he received the University Degree of C.P.O. (Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist) and since 2015 he is professor of the course of "Orthoses and Orthopaedic Aids III", Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Bologna. In 2018, with the Hannes prosthetic system, he won the innovation award of the ADI (Association for Industrial Design). Now he is the Technical Director of Research Area at Centro Protesi INAIL where is the project and technical manager of several research projects in collaboration with important research institutions such as IIT (Italian Institute of Technology - Genova), University “Campus Bio-Medico” - Rome, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna - Pisa, CNR (National Research Council) and Politecnico di Milano. His activities mainly concern the design and development of prosthetic limbs and new medical devices for rehabilitation.