Translational Neural Engineering Lab

The TNE Lab develops effective neurotechnologies to restore sensorimotor function in people affected by different kinds of disabilities. We seek to translate neuroscience findings into clinical practice.

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Two laureates for this year's Bertarelli Foundation Catalyst Fund

— Six research groups based at Campus Biotech have applied for the “Catalyst grants” offered by the Bertarelli Foundation. Two of them were selected by the jury, in the fields of intelligent upper limb prostheses and non-invasive transcranial stimulation.

Funding Boost for Sensars Neuroprosthetics

— EPFL spin-off “Sensars Neuroprosthetics” receives Fast Track to Innovation funding from the European Commission.

A powered exoskeleton prevents the elderly from falling

— The first smart exoskeleton that recognizes the loss of balance – and prevents falling – has been developed by researchers at Scuola Sant’Anna in Italy, EPFL in Switzerland, and tested at the Rehabilitation Center “Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi” in Florence.

Two CNP Researchers awarded Ambizione Grants

— Congratulations to Dr Marco Capogrosso and Dr Tomislav Milekovic who both succeeded in obtaining an SNF Ambizione Grant for their research projects. 

Prof. Silvestro Micera promoted Full Professor

— Professor Silvestro Micera was named as Full Professor of Bioengineering at 50% in the School of Engineering (STI)

Forget joysticks, use your torso to pilot drones

— Your torso is more intuitive – and more precise – than joysticks for piloting drones, both simulated and real, according to a recent study by EPFL scientists. Work is already underway to implement this new body-machine-interface technology for search and rescue with drones.

Amputees feel as though their prosthetic limb belongs to their body

— In a breakthrough approach that combines virtual reality and artificial tactile sensations, two amputees feel as though their prosthetic hand belongs to their own body. Moreover, the scientists show that the phantom limb actually grows into the prosthetic hand.

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