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Intracranial Neuro Telemetry to Restore Communication

Project description

Unlocking the communication capabilities of patients with locked-in syndrome

Locked-in syndrome is a rare and serious neurological disorder caused by damage to a part of the brainstem, which leaves a person totally paralysed but conscious and with normal cognitive abilities. This means they can see, hear and feel normally – even a fly on their nose, for example – yet they cannot move or speak. The psychological and emotional burden on patients and their caregivers is tremendous. The EU-funded INTRECOM project is developing a pioneering, fully implantable AI-based brain-computer interface to address this. It will enable real-time decoding of a person’s intended speech, and automatic transmission to receiving equipment in a bid to unlock the potential of these patients to communicate.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHT
Net EU contribution
€ 1 771 741,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 100
3584 CX Utrecht
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 771 741,00

Participants (2)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 1 238 245,00
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 238 245,00
CORTEC GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 987 931,00
Address
Neuer Messplatz 3
79108 Freiburg Im Breisgau

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Freiburg im Breisgau, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 987 931,00

Partners (1)

WYSS CENTER FOR BIO AND NEURO ENGINEERING
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Chemin Des Mines 9
1202 Geneva

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00