Wim L.C. Rutten: Neurotechnology and Cellular Engineering

Neurotechnology and Cellular Engineering…


Prof. Richard van Wezel

prof. Michel van Putten

Dr. Joost leFeber

Dr Irina Stoyanova

MSc Taras Gritsun

MSc Chin Tangwiriyasakul

Marcel Weusthof

Karin Groot Jebbink

Bettie Klomphaar

Research Topics

(intelligent) interfacing to the neural system using the potentials of micro/nanotechnology, micro electronics and in-vitro experimental methods.

1 Cultured Probe, better interfaces

Cell-substrate and cell-cell adhesion studies

Peripheral neural endcap prosthesis, artificial hand

Cell-electrode interface improvement, electro-active polymers/carbon nanotubes

2 Live Neuronal Networks, basic understanding/better interfaces

Self-pacing isolated small-brain systems

Plasticity studies, training/learning/memory Coupled circuits, co-cultures device

Mathematical network modeling

New neurotransmitters/chemical modification of networks Ca-imaging in vivo and in vitro

3 EEG based Brain Computer Interfaces

Neurofeedback BCI for in-home rehabilitation of (acute) stroke patients


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Wim L.C. Rutten: Neurotechnology and Cellular Engineering


BrainGain: Stroke rehabilitation in the home environment

Rehabilitation in stroke patients may benefit from advances in understanding of the various mechanisms responsible for improvement, including neural plasticity and renewed motor learning. ... read more

Cognomics: Comparing neuronal circuits in vitro and in vivo.

Our goal in Cognomics (a UT spearhead project financed by the university board, 1.8 MEuro, mediated by BMTI-MIRA/MESA+, main partners BSS (EWI), BIOS (EWI), BME (CTW)) is to understand dynamic features of cognitive processes, ... read more

NEUROCAP: natural artificial limbs

The goal of this project is to develop a highly selective neuroprosthesis for artificial hand control in amputees. The prosthesis is a neural endcap device. The problem with previous devices is that neural regeneration is hampered by fasciculation of regenerating axons ... read more

NEURoVERS-it . Neuro-Cognitive Science and Information Technology Virtual University

Neurovers-IT is a Marie Curie "Research Training Network", funded by the European Union's 6th Framework Program. The theme of the project is the potential of " in vitro neuronal networks" as a novel class of "computational device". Such devices, we believe, could provide capabilities that are difficult or impossible to implement in current silicon technology. For example, they could learn, they could adapt to the environment they inhabit, they could repair themselves. In some ways, at least they would be similar to the complex networks of neurons we find in human and animal brains. ... read more