Center for Neuroprosthetics

The EPFL Center for Neuroprosthetics is an interdisciplinary research center that hosts over 180 scientists, engineers and clinicians driven by the design and implementation of innovative neurotechnologies to diagnose, treat and assist people suffering from neurological disorders and trauma.

Unraveling whole-brain activity from light-sheet microscopy recording

— Researchers from MIPLAB (Prof. Dimitri Van De Ville) have developed a new approach to deconvolute signals generated by calcium indicators in whole-brain light-sheet microscopy of Zebrafish larvae. The methodology overcomes current limitations in terms of temporal resolution and signal-to-noise ratio, which allowed them to retrieve neural activation that matches the locomotor behavior of the Zebrafish larvae.

The Center for Biomedical Imaging marks its 15th anniversary

— For the past decade and a half, the Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM) has been bringing researchers and clinicians together to develop cutting-edge technologies. This anniversary is an opportunity to reflect on the Center’s past successes and ponder the challenges that lie ahead in the field of medical imaging.

EPFL spin-off GTX medical moves into the US market

— GTX medical, an EPFL spin-off that has developed an implantable neuromodulation therapy to help people with spinal cord injuries walk again, merged today with NeuroRecovery Technologies, a US-based company, developing a transcutaneous stimulation therapy to improve upper limb function after a SCI. The combined entity, which retains the name GTX medical, is set to become the global leader in its niche.

EPFL is developing next-generation soft hearing implants

— Working with clinicians from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School, a team of EPFL researchers has developed a conformable electrode implant that will allow people with a dysfunctional inner ear to hear again. This new device could replace existing auditory brainstem implants, which have a number of shortcomings.

The Center for Neuroprosthetics welcomes 4 new Professors

— Among the Professors newly nominated by the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology this month, four of them are joining the Center for Neuroprosthetics.

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