Wyss Center showcases research at La Nuit de la Science

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Visitors flocked to Geneva’s free weekend of science

Campus Biotech joined forces with La Nuit de la Science for the first time and welcomed visitors onto campus for the duration of the two-day event

The Wyss Center team showcased a new virtual reality experience that invited the public to explore how neurotech devices could help solve paralysis, reduce tinnitus and monitor epilepsy.

Bearmind aims to prevent the cumulative risks associated with repetitive head impacts. Their sensors are being tested in the Swiss National League ice hockey. Image credit: Bearmind/Lausanne Hockey Club

There were Mr Brain balloons for children along with a giant floor skeleton and real transparent MRI scan puzzles. Demos and games helped visitors understand what it might be like to have impaired vision, hearing or touch.

The exhibition highlighted the collaboration of the Wyss Center with EPFL while a giant spinning brain display featured the Wyss Center’s work on accelerating the development of new brain probes with hepia. A University of Geneva collaboration on external brain stimulation to help people with dyslexia was also featured.

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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.


Translating arm and hand movement intentions into action
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A new model of cooperation and collaboration to accelerate translational research and development in the field of neurotechnology and artificial intelligence.