Tag Archives: Dr. Gregoire Courtine

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has implanted SCI trial patient walking 1/2 mile.

Spinal implant helps three paralysed men walk again By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News “Three paralysed men, who were told they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able to walk again thanks to doctors … Continue reading

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More concept developments reported from the Courtine lab in Nature

For those following SCI research in the electrical stimulation field, this open access article in Nature Communications is worth a read.  Here, the Gregoire Courtine lab describes the concept and project where brain-controlled modulation coupled with constant stimulation during gait … Continue reading

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Advantages of soft subdural implants for the delivery of electrochemical neuromodulation therapies to the spinal cord.

Journal of Neural Engineering Abstract: OBJECTIVE: We recently developed soft neural interfaces enabling the delivery of electrical and chemical stimulation to the spinal cord. These stimulations restored locomotion in animal models of paralysis. Soft interfaces can be placed either below … Continue reading

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Paraplegic rats walk again after therapy, now we know why

With the help of robot-assisted rehabilitation and electrochemical spinal cord stimulation, rats with clinically-relevant spinal cord injury regain control of their otherwise paralyzed limbs. But how do brain commands – about walking, swimming and stair-climbing – bypass the injury and … Continue reading

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Monkeys Regain Control Of Paralyzed Legs With Help Of An Implant

A few months ago, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch emerged from a 10-hour surgery that she hadn’t done before. “Most of my patients are humans,” says Bloch, who works at the Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland. This patient was a rhesus macaque. … Continue reading

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Innovation Corner Startup Pitch: Vincent Delattre of G-Therapeutics

Vincent Delattre, Co-Founder, G-Therapeutics, Switzerland G-Therapeutics is developing an implantable stimulation system and a robot-assisted training program to rehabilitate individuals with spinal cord injury. By enabling nervous system rewiring, the therapy is expected to help paralysed people walk again. The … Continue reading

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Neuroprosthetic Technologies to Improve Motor Recovery after SCI: Gregoire Courtine, PhD

Over the past decade, Dr. Courtine’s team developed a pragmatic therapy that restored supraspinal control over refined leg movements after severe spinal cord injury in rodents. The therapy acts over two time windows. Immediately, electrical and chemical neuromodulation of spinal … Continue reading

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