Clinatec presents the Wimagine® implant at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
From January 9 to 12, 2024, Clinatec will be taking part in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, in collaboration with the CEA. At this international event dedicated to technological innovation in electronics, Clinatec will be presenting its Wimagine® brain implant, developed as part of the BCI (Brain-Computer Interface) project led by Prof. Alim-Louis Benabid and Dr. Guillaume Charvet.
The cerebral implant, surgically placed close to the brain, on the meninges, captures, decodes and interprets in real time the cerebral signals emitted and transforms them into digital control signals capable of piloting an exoskeleton, systems for stimulating different parts of the body. The implant will enable disabled patients to regain their independence and mobility at home, without the need for carers.à leur domicile, sans avoir recours à des aidants.
Initially demonstrated in 2019, the Wimagine® implant has since evolved. In spring 2023, it was combined with a stimulator placed in the spinal cord, creating a digital bridge to enable a paraplegic patient to walk naturally again.
Clinatec’s presence at CES highlights the center’s brain-computer interface research on a global scale, and opens up new perspectives for disabled people in terms of autonomy and mobility. Ces avancées ont par ailleurs été possibles grâce au soutien financier du Fonds Clinatec.