The Consortium had a very fruitful and productive Meeting at Össur premises (Reykjavik – Iceland). We reviewed the work done in 2018 and planned the next steps for 2019. At the end of the Meeting, we were given a tour around Össur facilities.
Preliminary outcomes of the work done in EXTEND Project was presented at the 4th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2018) that took place in Pisa (Italy) from 16 to 20 October 2018.
CSIC was present at Summer School on Neurorehabilitation (SSNR2018) in Baiona, Spain, and presented their contributions:
- Pascual-Valdunciel A, Barroso FO, Pons JL. “Motor inhibition elicited by electrical stimulation of afferent pathways and its application in tremor suppression”.
- Rodrigues C, Ortiz A, Moreno JC, Pons JL. “Proposal of a Stackable Functional Electrical Stimulation System Device”.
The periodic review with the EC will be held on October 9 in Luxembourg.
The WP2 meeting will be held on July, 13 at the Imperial College. We are looking forward to meeting the WP2 partners in London.
We held a fruitful meeting in the Campus Poblenou of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Researchers from CSIC and UPF had interesting discussions about WP1 and WP 2.1.
EscoLab is an initiative of the Barcelona City Council coordinated by the Barcelona Science Program of the Culture Institut of Barcelona and the Science Culture Program of the Education Institut of Barcelona, and benefits from the participation of the research centres which offer different activities.
The Universitat Pompeu Fabra and in particular the Biomedical Electronics Research Group, leaded by Antoni Ivorra, participated in Escolab 2018 with the interactive activity “Exploring wireless implantable microstimulators”. The aim of this activity was to give high-school students the opportunity to have contact with the development of biomedical devices, especially those intended for neuroprostheses. The students explored two powering methods used nowadays in wireless implants, and used a small phantom to distinguish their pros and cons. Afterwards, they injected an implantable microstimulator developed in our research group into a phantom and powered it wirelessly using galvanic coupling; and explored the miniature device using a microscope.
On January 12th the Kick Off Meeting of EXTEND project was held in Brussels.
The kick-off meeting will be held in Brussels on January, 12. We are looking forward to starting working in this exciting project!
EXTEND project will start in January, 2018. We are looking forward the kick-off meeting to start fruitful discussions with the consortium.