EPFL/STI/IMT/LSBI
Expert in fabricating stretchable bio-electronic circuits
Stéphanie Lacour
EPFL
SpineRepair
Developing and testing an integrated spinal cord neuroprosthesis designed to facilitate motor control and functional recovery after spinal cord injury
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EPFL/SV/BMI
Expert in multifaceted neuroprosthetic systems, robotic interfaces, and advanced neurorehabilitation procedures
Grégoire Courtine
EPFL
EPFL/STI/IMT/ICLAB
Expert in wireless sensor networks, very low-power analog IC design and semiconductor device modeling
Christian Enz
EPFL
ETHZ/D-MAVT/MicroNano/DBSSE
Expert in fabrication and modelling
Andreas Hierlemann
ETHZ
EPFL/STI/IBI-STI/TNE
Expert in robotic systems for neurorehabilitation, experiments for the investigation of neural control of movement
Silvestro Micera
EPFL
ETH Zurich/Inst. for Biomedical Engineering/Lab. of Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Expert in biosensors-functionalization and characterization of plasmonic elements
Janos Vörös
ETH Zurich

Project Description

This project proposes to optimise, manufacture, assemble and validate a fundamentally different technology to produce an electrical stimulation neuroprosthetic system based on ultra-compliant microelectrode arrays, embedded low-power analog electronics and efficient telemetry unit. 

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Notable publications

Intrinsically stretchable biphasic (solid-liquid) thin metal films
A. Hirsch, H. Michaud, A.P. Gerratt, S. de Mulatier, S.P. Lacour
Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 4507-4512

Bright Stretchable Alternating Current Electroluminescent Displays Based on High Permittivity Composites
Flurin Stauffer, Klas Tybrandt
Advanced Materials, Jun. 2016

Multilayer Patterning of High Resolution Intrinsically Stretchable Electronics
Klas Tybrandt, Flurin Stauffer, Janos Vo?ro?s
Sci. Rep., vol. 6, p. 25641, Jan. 2016

Fast and Efficient Fabrication of Intrinsically Stretchable Multilayer Circuit Boards by Wax Pattern Assisted Filtration
Klas Tybrandt, Janos Vo?ro?s
Small, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 180184, 2016


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Posters from 2016


Implantable Stimulator for Telemetric Operation
YongHong Tao, Jan Müller, Urs Frey, Daniel Severac, Andreas Hierlemann

Intrinsically stretchable solid-liquid thin metal films
Arthur Hirsch, Hadrien O. Michaud, Stéphanie P. Lacour

Nanowire based soft electrodes
Flurin Stauffer, Klas Tybrandt, Vincent Martinez, Samuel Lienemann, Conor Keogh, Janos Vörös

A brain spinal interface alleviating locomotor deficits after spinal cord injury
Fabien Wagner, Marco Capogrosso, Tomislav Milekovic, David Borton, Eduardo Martin Moraud, Jean-Baptiste Mignardot, Nicolas Buse, Jerome Gandar, Quentin Barraud, David Xing, Yang Jianzhong, Daniel Ko, Li Qin, Peter Detemple, Tim Denison, Silvestro Micera, Erwan Bezard, Jocelyne Bloch, Grégoire Courtine

Posters from 2015


Ultra low-power implantable telemetry and customized stimulator for spinal cord neuroprosthesis
Jean-Luc Nagel, YongHong Tao, Stéphane Emery, Alain Serge Porret, Andreas Hierlemann

Soft Implantable Electrode Arrays for Spinal Tissue Interfacing
Arthur Hirsch, Flurin Stauffer, Jerome Gandar, Marco Capogrosso, Ivan Minev, Janos Voros, Stephanie Lacour

Conductive elastomer based microelectrode arrays for spinal cord stimulation
Flurin Stauffer, Vincent Martinez, Klas Tybrandt, Alexandre Larmagnac, Janos Vörös

Spinal neural interface and neuromodulation strategies to achieve precise control of leg movements in rats and primates
Jérôme Gandar, Marco Capogrosso, Nikolaus Wenger, Frédéric Michoud, Andrea Mortera, Natalia Pavelova, Stéphanie Lacour, Silvestro Micera and Grégoire

Posters from 2014


Spinal Cord Stimulation for Locomotor Disorders (SpineRepair)
Marco Capogrosso, Nikolaus Wenger, Jerome Gandar, Eduardo Martin Moraud, Jack DiGiovanna, Pavel Musienko, Flurin Stauffer, Vincent Martinez, Alexandre Larmagnac, Ivan Minev, Arthur Hirsch, Andreas Hierlemann, Daniel Severac, YongHong Tao, Gregoire Courtine, Silvestro Micera, Janos Vörös, Stephanie Lacour

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Locomotor Disorders (SpineRepair)
Marco Capogrosso, Nikolaus Wenger, Jerome Gandar, Eduardo Martin Moraud, Jack DiGiovanna, Pavel Musienko, Flurin Stauffer, Vincent Martinez, Alexandre Larmagnac, Ivan Minev, Arthur Hirsch, Andreas Hierlemann, Daniel Severac, YongHong Tao, Gregoire Courtine, Silvestro Micera, Janos Vörös, Stephanie Lacour

A Computational Model of the Rat Spinal Cord: Multipolar Epidural Stimulation with Multi Electrode Arrays
Marco Capogrosso*, Nikolaus Wenger*, Jerome Gandar, Gregoire Courtine and Silvestro Micera

Customized Stimulator and Embedded Telemetry
Andreas Hierlemann, Daniel Severac, YongHong Tao

Posters from 2013


Integrated Spinal Neuroprosthesis for functional recovery following spinal cord injury
Ivan Minev, Flurin Stauffer, Jean Laurens, Nikolaus Wenger, Marco Capogrosso, Eduardo Martin Moraud, Stanisa Raspopovic, Vincent Peiris, Daniel Severac, Pierre-François Ruedi, Dragan Manic, Yihui Chen, Grégoire Courtine, Silvestro Micera, Janos Vörös, Andreas Hierlemann and Stéphanie P. Lacour

    

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