Posts in other media about the School of Engineering

Nerve-on-a-chip platform makes neuroprosthetics more effective25th October, 2018

Medical Xpress writes about the miniaturized electronic platform developed at EPFL, for the stimulation and recording of peripheral nerve fibers on a chip. By modulating and rapidly recording nerve activity with a high signal-to-noise ratio, the platform paves the way to using chips to improve neuroprosthetic designs.

Ultra-light gloves let users ‘touch’ virtual objects16th October, 2018

ScienceDaily published a story on the ultra-light glove — weighing less than 8 grams per finger — that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects, developed by EPFL School of Engineering and ETHZ.

Microresonators offer a simpler approach to sensing with light pulses1st October, 2018

Researchers from the School of Engineering, in collaboration with the group of Michael Gorodetsky at the Russian Quantum Centre, have found a way to implement an optical sensing system by using spatial multiplexing, a technique originally developed in optical-fiber communication.

Another step towards the hand prosthesis of the future21st September, 2018

Researchers from different universities stimulated the nerves of the amputated arm with signals very similar to the natural ones. This has brought greater realism and greater functionality of the feelings experienced by patients.

Digital Education made @EPFL in Benin12th September, 2018

(French) – A workshop for sciences and technology teachers in Benin has been organised in the frame of an H2020 european project for digital éducation for science and technologies. The project is driven by Prof. Denis Gillet.

Origami-Designed Drone Can Deform Upon Impact12th September, 2018

A drone developed by researchers at EPFL’s School of Engineering is undamaged during a crash because of its unique structure, which was inspired by both insect wings and origami.

Using biosensors to deliver personalized doses of antibiotics7th September, 2018

A team of eight EPFL students has come up with a portable biosensor that can measure the amount of vancomycin in a patient’s blood stream, enabling doctors to better control the dosage and reduce harmful side effects.

Sports Tech Roundup: Better Safety and Performance Through Sensors and GPS5th September, 2018

As sports become more competitive, accurately analyzing athletes’ bodies and movements becomes more important. All About Circuits lists some innovative products, among them the Magnetic Gates for Precise Time Tracking for Slalom Skiers developed in Prof. Aminian’s lab.

Amputees feel as though their prosthetic limb belongs to their own body28th August, 2018

This breakthrough approach combines virtual reality and artificial tactile sensations and is the work from a collaboration between different universities. It is featured in Science Daily.

An avatar uses your gait to predict how many calories you will burn24th August, 2018

Researchers from Prof. Auke Ijspeert laboratory developed an avatar that can predict how many calories you will burn. Their work is featured in Science Daily.