Media & Awards

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!

More news...


Date Journal, Website Title
11.01.2013 Body in Mind Shared mechanisms in bodily illusions and imagined movements
16.03.2012 ETH-Life Schau mir ins Gehirn, Kleines
16.03.2012 UZH News Training nach dem Schlaganfall
15.03.2012 Online-Magazin semestra Hirnschlag und Rehabilitation
30.6.2011 ETH Life (ETH Zurich website main page) Neuer Test für Schlaganfall-Patienten
2.5.2011 EPFL front page Neuroscience-robotics pinpoint the seat of self- consciousness. (Related to
Ionta et al., Neuron, 70(2):363–374, 2011.)
27.4.2011 Cell Press Neurorobotics reveals brain mechanisms of self-consciousness. (Related to Ionta et
al., Neuron, 70(2):363–374, 2011.)
21.3.2011 Polykum – Zeitung des Verbands der Studierenden an der ETH Doktor Roboter
1.3.2011 ETH Globe Die sanften Therapeuten (1/2011, pp. 33–34.)
1.3.2009 ETH Globe Seine sanften Roboter trainieren Hand und Hirn (3/2009, pp. 42–43.)

Daily newspapers

Date Newspaper Title
28.08.2012 Aargauer Zeitung Scientifica präsentiert «sehenden Stock»
22.5.2011 Sonntagszeitung Völlig losgelöst. (Related to Ionta et al., Neuron, 70(2):363–374, 2011.)
23.2.2010 St. Galler Tagblatt ETH-Projektwoche auf höchstem Niveau

Radio & Television

Date Channel Title
12.10.2013 Gesundheit Heute TV interview with Roger Gasert on seeing white cane in “Gesundheit Heute” (from 11’55’’).
24.08.2012 Robots Podcast Interview with Roger Gassert in the Robots Podcast on the 2012 EPFL Robotics Festival.
01.09.2012 Tele Züri Scientifica präsentiert «sehenden Stock»
01.09.2012 Radio 1 Scientifica präsentiert «sehenden Stock»
14.10.2010 NZZ Format, SF1 Dr. Roboter (Overview of the activities of the Rehabilitation Engineering Lab)

Public services

31.08.2012-02.09.2012 WhiteCane and VPIT at Scientifica ~21'000 visitors
16.-18.03.2012 CAAST project exhibited at Brainfair ~2000 visitors
20./21.5.2011 Open house of the Rehabilitation Engineering Lab. ~300 visitors
4.1.2011 Assessment of hand and arm function with the Virtual Peg Insertion Test. Demo at the 2011
Symposium of the NCCR Neural Plasticity and Repair, Kartause Ittingen.
17.9.2010 Semaine découverte Technique et Société (SDT&S) de la Haute École Pédagogique du Valais,
organized by NaTech. Mobilité et solutions techniques (St. Maurice) & Mobilität und
technische Lösungen (Brig).
25.9.2009 Nacht der Forschung: Forschende im Gespräch. Sanfte Roboter trainieren Hand und Hirn. Zurich, Switzerland.


06.10.2012 M. D. Rinderknecht receives the Logitech Prize 2012 "Creative, Innovative and Pragmatic Master Thesis": Combined Tendon Vibration and Virtual Reality for Hand Rehabilitation Based on Illusory Movements, Master Thesis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), July 2012.
28.03.2012 M. D. Rinderknecht receives the 1st Prize of the IEEE Region 8 Student Paper Contest 2012 for the paper: Device for a Novel Hand and Wrist Rehabilitation Strategy for Stroke Patients Based on Illusory Movements Induced by Tendon Vibration, in Proc. 16th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (MELECON) , Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia.
01.07.2011 M.-C. Fluet, O. Lambercy and R. Gassert receive the Best Poster Award at the 2011 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2011) for the paper Upper limb assessment using a virtual peg insertion test.
24.09.2011 R. Zimmermann, L. Marchal-Crespo, O. Lambercy, M.-C. Fluet, J.-C. Metzger, J. Brand, J. Edelmann, K. Eng, R. Riener, M. Wolf, and R. Gassert have been nominated for the Annual BCI Research Award 2011 at the 5th international BCI Conference in Graz, for the Project What's your next move? Detecting movement intention for stroke rehabilitation.

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