The “Cognitive Surgical” clinical research project will bring neurosurgery, cognitive neurosciences and neurotechnology together for the first time.
This project will aim at stimulating research in basic neurosciences and neurorehabilitation, at establishing an approach to cognitive neurosurgery and at studying self-awareness after a surgical intervention on brain tissue.
This innovative project will be based on innovative technologies such as virtual reality.
The biomecanical plaform project is designed to unit the fields of robotics, 3D simulation, virtual remodelling, 3D printing and biology to create a comprehensive biomechanical research lab.
The scope will be to exhaustively study and capture human joints’ biomechanical parameters and to create a repository of all collected data. This will be used as a basis to design, produce, and set up a clinical application of new surgical devices.
This project is based on the collaboration of Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the Faculty of Medicine (UNIGE) of Geneva. It will be open to interactions such the Swiss federal schools, such as Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL) de Lausanne and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) in Zürich.