Fabrizio Taffoni is Assistant Professor of Bioengineering in the Engineering department of Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. He works in the field of neural engineering. The focus of his research activity is the study of motor control in children to indirectly assess their neural development. During his Ph.D (2006-2009) he contributed to the establishment of the neuro-developmental engineering, a novel research area at the intersection of developmental neuroscience and bioengineering aiming at providing new methods and tools for: i) understanding neuro-biological mechanisms of human brain development; ii) quantitative analysis and modelling of human behaviour during neuro-development; iii) assessment of neuro-developmental milestones achieved by humans from birth onwards. After the PhD, Fabrizio Taffoni won a Post Doctoral fellowship in Neuroscience, working with the laboratory of Developmental Neuroscience under the supervision of prof. Flavio Keller from 2009 to 2011. In that period, Fabrizio Taffoni started to study how the assessment of movement can be used to shed a light on the neural mechanisms at the base of learning processes. From 2011 to 2012 he worked to the design of mechatronic platforms to study infant and robot manipulation. During this period, he worked in the laboratory of Biomedical Robotics and Biomicrosystems directed by prof. Eugenio Guglielmelli. In 2013, Fabrizio Taffoni won a position as Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. In this last period, Fabrizio Taffoni concentrated his activity in the development of tools to study cyclic movements, with focus on neonatal nutritive sucking.