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.

Highlights of the laboratory

Incredible science

Amputees feel warmth in their missing hand

Amazing people

Recent lab retreat to Stresa

Wonderful opportunities

Always looking for talented Postdocs/PhD/Students

Latest News

Silvestro Micera (l.) and Friedhelm Hummel are this year's laureates. © EPFL  / Alain Herzog

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.

© 2016 Hillary Sanctuary / EPFL

Funding Boost for Sensars Neuroprosthetics

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

© 2017 EPFL / Hillary Sanctuary

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.

© 2016 EPFL

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. 

© 2018 EPFL

Prof. Silvestro Micera promoted Full Professor

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

© 2018 EPFL / Alain Herzog

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.

© 2018 SSSA / Rossini

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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