Clinatec and the Wimagine® implant take off for Las Vegas!

Clinatec will be present at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in the beginning of January 2024 to present, on the CEA stand, the Wimagine® brain implant technology developed for people with disabilities.

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NEWS !! Congratulations to the Clinatec teams for the CES® 2024 Innovation Awards, which rewarded WIMAGINE® technology in the “Accessibility & Aging tech” category: a great recognition and a wonderful showcase for Clinatec’s work!

Clinatec awarded the #CES® 2024 Innovation Awards at the #ConsumerElectronicsShow in Las Vegas in the “Accessibility & Aging Tech” category: great recognition and a fantastic showcase for Clinatec’s work ❗

“We’re very proud of these achievements, which have been made possible in part thanks to the support of the Fonds Clinatec’s patrons. Whether it’s a cash contribution from the Covéa Group Foundation, KLESIA or Malakoff Humanis and many other donors, or the sponsorship of skills as practiced by the Expleo Group in particular, we warmly thank all the benefactors who have faithfully committed themselves to our side.” #MakeTheImpossiblePossible

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. Clinatec will be showcasing its Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology, initiated by Prof. Alim-Louis Benabid and developed by the team led by Guillaume Charvet, head of CEA’s Brain-Machine program.

The brain implant surgically placed on the surface of the brain, on the meninges, captures, decodes and interprets brain signals in real time, transforming them into digital control signals capable of piloting an exoskeleton or stimulation systems for different parts of the body. The implant will enable disabled patients to regain their independence and mobility at home, without the need for carers.

BCI technology has already enabled two World Firsts: in 2019, by enabling a quadriplegic patient to control a four-limb exoskeleton using his brain activity, then in spring 2023, combined with a stimulator placed in the spinal cord, creating a digital bridge and enabling a paraplegic patient to walk naturally again.

Tomorrow, other applications are being targeted, notably for patients who have lost the ability to speak, people suffering from locked-in syndrome or stroke victims, opening up new horizons in terms of autonomy for disabled people.

Clinatec’s presence at CES is an opportunity to shine a global spotlight on research into the brain-computer interface, opening up new perspectives for disabled people in terms of autonomy and mobility.

These advances have been made possible thanks to the financial support of Fonds Clinatec patrons.

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