Nov, 2019

Stanisa Raspopovic - New speaker

Dr Raspopovic received the MS in Biomedical Engineering with full marks from the University of Pisa in 2007 and the Ph.D. in Biorobotics, from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa in 2011. During last years, he worked as the Scientist at Translational Neural Engineering Lab, at CNP, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2014 he co-founded SensArs Neuroprosthetics, a spin-off company of the EPFL that develops neuroprosthetic systems for amputees. His research interest is focused on the development of innovative devices for treatment of neurologically disabled persons. In particular he develops mechatronic systems directly interfacing the environment with the residual nervous system, based on the exact hybrid computational modelling: the hypothesis-driven technology development. He achieved the groundbreaking translational research results in the field of sensory restoration in amputees. By means of neuroprosthetic intervention, amputees were able to recognize the touch and texture from the artificial hand. Presently he is translating this approach to the lower limb. He won several grants from EU and Switzerland in the role of a project leader, and is presently the PI of ERC starting grant FeelAgain.

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