Within this theme we investigate how human function arises from the neural system and how impaired or lost functionality can be restored by neural sensing or modulation techniques. Sensory, nociceptive and motor function are observed using psychophysical methods, movement sensing and neurophysiological recordings. Stimulation methods are optimized for identification, control or modulation of neural mechanisms underlying human functions of interest. This theme advances our understanding of the human functions under normal as well as pathological conditions and provide starting points for the development of clinically applicable diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation methods.
- NeuroSIPE: Painsight - Closed loop identification of the nociceptive system
- POWERSENSOR: Ambulatory assessment of daily life interactions between the human body and environment.
- REFLEX LEG: Control of leg prostheses through bidirectional information exchange with the body
- Myopro: development of an innovative myoelectric forearm prosthesis
- BrainGain: Stroke rehabilitation in the home environment
- BrainGain: Targeting the brain with DBS in Parkinson’s disease
- Cardiac control by sensing and stimulating the vagus nerve