Matteo Ciafrone
Product and Service Designer
SYNUPSYS – Portable Device for Neuromodulation

This talk will be introduced by Piero Cutilli and Massimiliano Datti.

Synupsys presents a system for the implementation of cognitive abilities through non-invasive techniques of neuromodulation (brain stimulation and monitoring) to improve the living conditions of groups of the population at risk, promoting at the same time healthy ageing practices and lifestyle improvements.

This is possible thanks to the study of the state of the art and future projections in the medical-scientific and social fields and the subsequent design and implementation of a device and an interconnected platform, capable of creating a coherent system that takes note of the multiple actors involved.

The ultimate goal is therefore to be the social impact and behavioral of that product / service in a community continuos changing.

This is based on a Near Future Design approach, or the conception of the future not as a single and certain but as a series of possibilities to be evaluated and pursued.


He graduated with honors in Industrial Design at ISIA Roma Design in 2017 and in 2021 he obtained a double degree with honors in Systemic and Product Design. He worked on several university and personal projects in Italy as well as in Finland, during the Erasmus project. What he love about design is its intrinsic ability to analyze and reshape our habits and behaviors as a consequence of a changing society.