Researchers working for the EU Project EXTEND participated in a timely review on peripheral electrical stimulation to reduce pathological tremor. The paper can be found in the following link: https://jneuroengrehab.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12984-021-00811-9
The EXTEND Consortium held its second 2020 Annual Meeting on November 30th 2020. Due to the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic, this was a virtual Meeting. It was very productive and all partners discussed the next steps to be taken in this last stage of the Project. Stay tuned for more information.
Members of the EXTEND Consortium presented an article where they analyzed the potential risks of neurotechnologies as tools capable of manipulating, recording, measuring and obtaining information from the brain. More information can be found here:
Members of the EXTEND Consortium co-organized a workshop on disruptive technologies together with University of Granada (Spain). The EXTEND Project was highly represented in this Workshop: Aníbal M. Astobiza, Daniel López and Camila Rodrigues (all from CSIC) shared their thoughts and work on this topic.
More information can be found here: https://sites.google.com/view/disruptivetech-granada2020/organizers
Results showed acute and prolonged (24 h) tremor reduction, which might open the possibility of an alternative therapeutic approach for tremor patients.
The EXTEND Consortium was represented at Society for Neuroscience (SfN2019) in Chicago. The PhD Student Alejandro Pascual Valdunciel (Neural Rehabilitation Group – CSIC) presented preliminary results of our experiments using afferent electrical stimulation to reduce tremor in Essential Tremor patients.
The 9th edition of the Summer School on Neurorehabilitation (SSNR2019) was jointly organized by the Neural Rehabilitation Group (Cajal Institute – CSIC) and the Imperial College of London. The EXTEND Project was highly represented: Professors Dario Farina (Imperial College of London), Antoni Ivorra (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Asgeir Alexandersson (Össur) delivered Plenary lectures.
Members of the Institute of Philosophy (CSIC) and the Neural Rehabilitation Group (Cajal Institute – CSIC) participated in a Round Table on Neurotechnology – Expectations, Risks and Opportunities that was held at San Telmo Museum (San Sebastian – Spain).
Watch the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM4J_4A8GWc&list
The EXTEND Consortium was represented at the 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). The PhD Student Alejandro Pascual Valdunciel (Neural Rehabilitation Group – CSIC) presented preliminary results demonstrating the ability of electrical stimulation below motor threshold to inhibit voluntary muscular activity on upper limb.