Exoskeleton and Wearables Enhanced Prevention and Treatment

The Innovation Network eXprt brings together a multidisciplinary team to create a synergy of engineering, neuroscience, and clinical neurology to develop wearable technologies. The project provides tools to sensitively identify sensorimotor and cognitive impairments in everyday life. Through the power of neuroengineering, the results of eXprt will efficiently compensate for lost motor function and, therefore, prevent deterioration and improve the quality of life of individuals in need.

Our Team

Associated researchers

Doctoral theses

  • Human Agency and lntentionality in Neuroengineering: Co-Design, Intention Prediction and Neural Correlates of Agency in Brain-Machine Interfaces (Nicholas Berberich)
  • Human model-based control of rehabilitative and assistive exoskeletons (Francesco Bianchin)
  • Human Motion Anomaly Detection - Towards Explainable Systems (Patrick Carqueville)
  • Contactless tactile sensor system for cutaneous perception based on silicon (Tobias Chlan)
  • Neural and behavioural changes associated with motor recovery due to exoskeleton training (Sandra Gigl)
  • A Real-World Data-Driven Approach: Monitoring of Neurological Conditions using a Wearable Sensor-Based System (Paula Villa Fulton)
  • TBD (Lucas Wolski)


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