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Towards optogenetic cortical implants for hearing impaired

Project description

Cortical implants for auditory rehabilitation

Cochlear implants are considered the most efficient method for sensory rehabilitation. However, noisy environments can limit their performance. The EU-funded HearLight project proposes a pioneering auditory rehabilitation strategy based on direct stimulation of the main sound processing centre in the brain: the auditory cortex. The cortical implant is a plastic device, adaptable to complex auditory codes, which could benefit from acoustic information preprocessing by AI algorithms. HearLight will test the benefits of sound preprocessing by machine learning algorithms and develop a new generation of ultrathin, biocompatible LED displays to place on the convoluted surface of the human auditory cortex for activating precise perceptions. The project will demonstrate that cortical implants outperform cochlear implants.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

INSTITUT PASTEUR
Net EU contribution
€ 698 232,50
Address
Rue Du Docteur Roux 25-28
75724 Paris Cedex 15
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (5)

UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 521 048,75
Address
Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Basel-Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 550 916,25
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
Net EU contribution
€ 437 263,75
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
NOVAGAN SARL
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 493 772,50
Address
Chemin De Mornex 5 A
1003 Lausanne

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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
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Vaud
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 298 737,50
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00