Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and Lausanne University Hospital

Grégoire Courtine and Jocelyne Bloch

2019

Grégoire Courtine is Associate Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), where he is director of a laboratory within the Center for Neuroprosthetics and the Brain Mind Institute. Grégoire and his team create innovative technologies and interventions to restore motor functions after central nervous system disorders like paraplegia. Grégoire and Jocelyn recently combined forces to achieve groundbreaking progress in their field: a surgically implanted wireless device which emits a very precise electrical stimulation to the spinal cord, mimicking how the brain would operate in a healthy person and thus enabling people with spinal cord damages to get on their feet again.

Jocelyne Bloch is a neurosurgeon in charge of the functional neurosurgery unit at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). Grégoire and Jocelyne recently combined forces to achieve groundbreaking progress in their field: a surgically implanted wireless device which emits a very precise electrical stimulation to the spinal cord, mimicking how the brain would operate in a healthy person and thus enabling people with spinal cord damages to get on their feet again.

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