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Methods and systems for neuronal stimulation

Development and optimization of neuronal stimulation methods and systems.

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is the electrical stimulation of neuronal structures in deep brain regions for the treatment of depression, Parkinson's and other movement disorders. It is a common therapy today and numerous new fields of application, such Alzheimer's disease, are currently being investigated. In spite of these new possibilities, neither the exact function of DBS nor the ideal anatomical location for the electrodes are fully understood. One thing is certain however: precise positioning is essential for therapeutic success.

In collaboration with our international clinical, academic and industrial partners, we are developing innovative methods and systems to evaluate and optimize electrode placement, as well as researching the functional mechanisms of neuronal stimulation. In addition to deep brain stimulation, new approaches to cortical stimulation therapy are also gaining in significance.

Our Team

Prof. Dr. Simone Hemm-Ode
Prof. Dr. Simone Hemm-Ode Lecturer in neural engineering
Telephone : +41 61 228 56 89 (direct)
Sven Altermatt
Sven Altermatt Scientific Assistant
Telephone : +41 61 228 58 61 (direct)
Matthias Altermatt
Matthias Altermatt Research Associate
Telephone : +41 61 228 54 37 (direct)
Eliane Rickert
Eliane Rickert Scientific Assistant
Telephone : +41 61 228 62 03 (direct)
Céline Vergne
Céline Vergne PhD Student
Telephone : +41 61 228 59 45 (direct)
Frédéric Bourgois
Frédéric Bourgois Research Associate
Telephone : +41 61 228 55 94 (direct)

Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Life Sciences, Institute for Medical Engineering and Medical Informatics Hofackerstrasse 30 CH - 4132 Muttenz
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