Welcome

Welcome to the NeuroPDgait homepage,

Here you will find information about the research activities of me and my group. We are part of the Dpt of Clinical Neurosciences at the University Hospital in Lausanne (CHUV) and a member of the clinical division of the Defitech Centre for Interventional Neurotherapies at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Our focus is on the development of neuromodulation therapies of brain and spinal-cord to alleviate impairments of gait and balance in patients with Parkinson's disease. We combine a comprehensive set of neurotechnologies for monitoring and interacting with whole-body kinematics, kinetics, and forces, in parallel to cortical and subcortical brain signals, as a way to link brain and motor states during a wide range of locomotor activities of daily living.

Our goal is to design and push forward therapies that can intelligently interact with ongoing pathological neural dynamics : Robust, clinically-relevant treatments must ecologically exploit (rather than over-write) the capabilities of the underlying neural circuits. They are thus critically contingent on a mechanistic understanding of the neural processes that underlie motor function and dysfunction.

Funding

Eduardo Martin Moraud 2020. 3D designs and photography by Jimmy Ravier. All rights reserved