Objectives

Improved residual peripheral nerve stimulation by means of novel soft intraneural electrodes. The fellow will develop new soft electrodes (based on PDMS or polyimide) to improve coupling between neural tissue and stimulating electrodes. He/she will specifically target biocompatibility, information transfer, durability, minimising tissue reaction and encapsulation, similarly to what previously published in Wurth et al., Biomaterials, 2017.

Expected Results

Novel soft intraneural electrode integrated on prosthetic devices and used to convey sensory feedback

Planned Secondments

  • Ossur:
    to learn non-invasive stimulation techniques
  • UGOT:
    to test the electrodes and learn recording and stimulation techniques
  • SensArs:
    for integration

Ecole Politechnique Federale Lausanne

University of Sheffield

Supervisors

S. Micera, SO from Ossur, J. Wessberg, F. Petrini

Tags

ART PRO TECH
ESR9: Soft electrodes for tactile feedback
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 813713 ).
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