Project: CONFIRMative neuromodulation surgery for rehabilitating people with spinal cord injury

Acronym CONFIRM! (Reference Number: 12743)
Duration 30/04/2019 - 31/10/2021
Project Topic Currently, over 480,000 people in the EU and the US with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) are permanently wheelchair-dependent, with around 24,000 new incidents annually. Our aim is to restore free-walking capacity for these people through Space-Time-Specific Epidural Electrical Stimulation (ST-EES). In this project, we develop solutions to enable the neurosurgeon to place electrodes at the right locations on the spinal cord, which is essential for later effective rehabilitation using ST-EES.
Network Eurostars 2
Call Eurostars Cut–off 10

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 GTX Medical SA Coordinator Switzerland
2 Inomed Medizintechnik GmbH Partner Germany
3 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Partner Switzerland
4 Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg Partner Germany