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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!

More news...


Thank you all for making this first international conference on real time fMRI so successful! Overall we had more than 150 attendees from Europe, the US and Japan.

Please contact James Sulzer ( if you would be interested in hosting the next conference in 2014!



Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Niels Birbaumer (University of Tuebingen)
Dr. med. Leonardo Cohen (National Institutes of Health)
Dr. Christopher deCharms (Omneuron)
Prof. Dr. Rainer Goebel (University of Maastricht)
Prof. Dr. Stephen LaConte (Virginia Tech University)
Prof. Dr. David Linden (University of Bangor)
Prof. Dr. Ranga Sitaram (University of Tuebingen, University of Florida)
Dr. Nikolaus Weiskopf (University College London)


Dr. Sebastian Baecke (Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg)
Dr. Maria Laura Blefari (ETH)
Dr. med. Annette Bruehl (Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich)
Dr. med. Sven Haller (University of Geneva)
Dr. Maurice Hollman (Max Planck Institute Leipzig)
Dr. Amanda Kaas (Maastricht University)
Dr. Yury Koush (Aachen University)
Dr. med. Sergio Ruiz (University of Tuebingen)
Dr. Frank Scharnowski (University of Geneva)
Dr. James Sulzer (ETH)
Dr. Balint Varkuti (University of Tuebingen)

Organizing Committee:

Dr. James Sulzer (ETH)
Prof. Dr. Roger Gassert (ETH)
Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Luft (University Hospital Zurich)
Prof. Dr. med. Erich Seifritz (Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich)
Prof. Dr. med. Uwe Herwig (Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich)
Prof. Dr. Ranga Sitaram (University of Tuebingen, University of Florida)
Dr. Frank Scharnowski (University of Geneva)
Dr. Maria Laura Blefari (ETH)
Dr. Annette Bruehl (Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich)
Sigrid Scherpiet (Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich)

Registration is now closed.
Questions: Dr. James Sulzer

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