Brain-computer interfaces: New technology. More data. Improving lives.

Wyss Center

Wyss Center symposium at Campus Biotech

Tuesday 6 December 13h – 16h & apero

Campus Biotech auditorium | In-person only

All welcome | Free to attend | Register here

Over recent years, research groups and companies have accelerated the development of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) with the goal of restoring movement and communication for people with severe paralysis.

They have pushed the boundaries of medical device miniaturization and data transfer to build fully implantable devices that wirelessly record brain activity with a variety of electrodes.

The data now being collected has tremendous potential to tackle important clinical and social needs for people with paralysis. To realize this opportunity, groups are exploring new approaches in neural signal decoding with artificial intelligence algorithms.

As the BCI community shifts its focus to clinical studies for patient benefit, join us at Campus Biotech to hear from researchers and companies working together at the forefront of BCI development discussing paths to translation and BCI home-use.

Meet the speakers

Brain-computer interfaces:
New technology. More data. Improving lives.


13:00 – 13:20 Intracranial Neuro Telemetry to Restore Communication in people with Locked-in Syndrome (INTRECOM) (Nick Ramsey / UMC Utrecht Brain Center)

13:20 – 13:40 Non-invasive BCI for the control of upper limbs (Gernot Müller-Putz / Graz University of Technology)

13:40 – 14:00 Brain-spine interfaces for motor restoration after spinal cord injury (Henri Lorach / EPFL)

14:00 – 14:20 ONWARD – Empowering movement (Vincent Delattre / Onward)

14:20 – 14:40 Coffee

14:40 – 15:00 Developing neurotechnology for communication (Jonas Zimmermann / Wyss Center)

15:00 – 15:20 Brain-computer interfaces for speech decoding (Silvia Marchesotti / University of Geneva)

15:20 – 15:40 CorTec Brain Interchange – An implantable bi-direction brain-computer interface and it’s future developments (Martin Schüttler / CorTec)

15:40 – 16:00 Soft and stretchable implantable electrodes to interface with the human brain (Nicolas Vachicouras / Neurosoft)



The event is free to attend, but registration is needed for catering numbers.

If you have registered but are no longer able to attend, please let us know by sending an email to: info@wysscenter.ch.

Find us: Campus Biotech, Chemin des Mines 9, CH-1202, Geneva, Switzerland.

Accessibility: Campus Biotech is a fully accessible building with wheelchair access and facilities on all floors.

Related to

Laying the foundations for future assistive devices
An implantable brain-computer interface (BCI) to restore movement and communication
Combining neuroscience, advanced engineering and manufacturing

Prototyping laboratories

Advanced electrical and mechanical engineering design and fabrication


The ‘in conversation’ series features members of the Wyss Center community discussing their work, their collaborations and imagining the future.