Center for Neuroprosthetics

The EPFL Center for Neuroprosthetics is an interdisciplinary research center that hosts over 220 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.

Prof Mackenzie Mathis receives the FENS-EJN Young Investigator Prize

Congratulations to Prof Mackenzie Mathis who received this week at FENS2022 in Paris the FENS-EJN Young Investigator Prize. The prize is awarded to early career researchers in recognition of their outstanding scientific contributions to any area of neuroscience. The award is presented at the FENS Forum, where the awardees give a lecture.

Prof. Mackenzie Mathis of  EPFL, Switzerland (Measuring and modeling the sensorimotor system with machine learning), is one of the three winners. Dr Giacomo Valle, also well-known to CNP, is another recipient.

Robotic brace for Caesar. © EPFL/Murielle Gerber

Technology deployed to support people with disabilities

— EPFL students taking the Assistive Technologies Challenge class have developed personalized systems for patients with motor impairments.

© 2022 EPFL

Gian Luca Barbruni receives an award for his scientific paper

— Gian Luca Barbruni, a doctoral student in the Integrated Circuits Laboratory and Medtronic Chair in Neuroengineering at the School of Engineering, had won the Best Student Paper Award for Electronics at the last International Conference on Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies (MOCAST 2022) on Electronics and Communications.

Joël Mesot (ETHZ), Martin Vetterli (EPFL) et Yves Flückiger (Unige) entourent Hansjörg Wyss.  © Markus Senn

Swiss Science celebrates Hansjörg Wyss

— More than half a billion Swiss francs have been granted over 10 years to groundbreaking research projects in Switzerland within three different Wyss Centers or Academy in Zurich, Geneva and Bern. This makes entrepreneur and philanthropist Hansjörg Wyss one of the major private donors for Swiss science. Wyss was celebrated as the laureate of the 2022 Gallatin Award of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce. The laudatio was given by Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin.

© 2022 Alain Herzog

Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function

— Working closely with users and therapists, EPFL spin-off Emovo Care has developed a light and easy-to-attach hand exoskeleton for people unable to grasp objects following a stroke or accident. The device has been successfully tested in several hospitals and rehabilitation centers.

Credit: Julia Kuhl illustrations

Time to get social: tracking animals with deep learning

— Researchers at EPFL have made strides in computer-aided animal tracking by expanding their software, DeepLabCut, to offer high-performance tracking of multiple animals in videos.

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Seminars and Conférences

"They, Robots" – Photographic Exhibition


With: Matthieu Gafsou, NCCR Robotics
Place and room: RLC G1 94.12
Category: Conferences – Seminars

To trust or not to trust: When should AI be allowed to make decisions?


Category: Conferences – Seminars

Neuro-X seminar: Prof Jorn Diedrichsen, Controlling the present while planning the future: How the brain learns and produces fast motor sequences.


With: Jörn Diedrichsen
Place and room: H8-1-D
Category: Conferences – Seminars

EPFL Neuro Seminar // Susanne Schreiber – TBD


With: Susanne Schreiber, Institute for Theoretical Biology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Place and room: Campus Biotech Genève
Category: Conferences – Seminars

EPFL Neuro Seminar // Tim Gentner – Intrinsic Geometry of a Combinatorial Sensory Neural Code for Birdsong


With: Tim Gentner, University of California, San Diego, USA
Place and room: sv1717
Category: Conferences – Seminars

EPFL Neuro Seminar // Valentina Emiliani – Wave-front shaping and circuit optogenetics


With: Valentina Emiliani, Wavefront-engineering microscopy group, Vision Institute, Paris, France
Place and room: SV 1717
Category: Conferences – Seminars

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