CLINATEC was founded in 2012 under the impetus of the pioneering work of Professor Alim Benabid in neurostimulation for the management of Parkinson’s disease and other diseases of the nervous system. Currently CLINATEC hosts close to 80 collaborators (basic neuroscientists, engineers, clinicians) developing projects in BCI,epilepsy and neuroprotection among others in a total surface of 6500 m². CLINATEC hosts also several technologicalplatforms, including human and animal imaging (MRI, MEG, SPECT-CT), nanofabrication, robotics, cell culture,histology, etc.
A Brain Computer Interface (BCI)-based exoskeleton whose first prototype has been successfully applied to a tetraplegic patient (Benabid et al, Lancet Neurology, 2019: Lancet Neuro: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31587955). Given the outstanding neuro-engineering environment available at Clinatec, the project has a great potential for expansion. The project is now ready for the next step which is to bring the tetraplegic patients to more autonomy and empower them “from the laboratory to home”. Critical points of development will involve among others, to expand the repertoire and the diversity of the mental control as well as the haptic capacities to improve the ergonomics of the exoskeleton. Quantum computing will also be available to improve the potential of BCIs in general
The applicant should have obtained a doctor’ s degree in relevant orientation, preferably MD and PhD, has had a solid research foundation and outstanding research findings in said fields and great potential for being an excellentteacher and tutor, and is also an excellent team player in interdisciplinary collaboration.
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