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Hand, Brain & Technology 2014

Monte Verità, Switzerland, September 7 – 12, 2014

Conference website


We thank all the conference participants for an inspiring and insightful week! Conference pictures can be found here.


September 2014
Congratulations to Roger Gassert for his appointment as associate professor at ETH Zurich!
ETH media release

March 2014
We welcome Prof. Theodore Milner from McGill University, who will carry out his sabbatical at RELab

January 2014
RELab Spin-off ReHaptix receives »venture» 2014 top ten business ideas award. Article in the Tagesanzeiger

November 2013
Video abstract of article "Full body illusion is associated with widespread skin temperature reduction" using stroking robot.

October 2013
TV interview with Roger Gasert on seeing white cane in “Gesundheit Heute” (from 11’55’’).

September 2013
ETH Pattus featured on cover page of IEEE TNSRE September issue.


August 2013
We welcome Prof. Derek Kamper from the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, who will carry out his sabbatical at RELab

Dr. James Sulzer appointed as Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Silvio Ionta awarded a SNSF Ambizione Grant

Streichelroboter hilft Hirngespinste aufzuspüren

July 2013
RELab obtains Japanese-Swiss Research Cooperation Grant to develop a brain-triggered robotic hand orthosis.

Article in The Japan News

June 2013
We welcome Mike Rinderknecht who joined us for a PhD after a resarch stay at the CHARM lab at Stanford University.

SNSF Horizonte article on real-time fMRI neurofeedback: Achtsamkeit auf Ingenieursart (p. 28).

Workshop on Hand Rehabilitation at ICORR 2013.

April 2013
4 papers accepted for ICORR 2013!

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The emerging field of neuroscience robotics promises novel insights into the neural mechanisms of human sensorimotor control and their reorganization with age or after focal brain injury, and can thus be beneficial to the diagnosis, assessment and retraining of motor function.

In our Lab we use a combined approach of robotics, psychophysics and cognitive neuroscience to develop and clinically evaluate diagnostic, therapeutic and assistive tools in order to promote recovery, independence and social integration of the physically disabled. We are especially interested in hand function, and how haptic feedback can benefit motor learning, rehabilitation therapy, and human-machine interaction.

Our goals

For a list of ongoing research projects follow this link.

How to find us

ETH Zürich
Rehabilitation Engineering Lab
LEO B 9.1
Leonhardstrasse 27
CH-8092 Zürich

Tel. 044 632 32 66

By public transport, take tram nr. 10 from Zurich main station, direction Oerlikon, and get off at the second steop, Haldenegg. Walk 100m uphill and cross the street to reach LEO. You can also reach us with the Polybahn from Central. From the upper station, walk 50m downhill and cross the road. The entrance door of LEO is open and you'll find us on the first floor (B level) on the right.

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