Dr. Fabien Wagner
Dr. Fabien Wagner was first trained as an engineer at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and then as a neuroscientist during his PhD at Brown University (USA). He is currently the lead scientist of the clinical feasibility study STIMO, in Prof. Grégoire Courtine’s laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. His research has been focused on the development of spinal cord stimulation protocols for restoring walking in non-human primates and patients with spinal cord injury. Dr. Wagner’s overall interests aim at developing novel neuromodulation techniques for restoring functions of the nervous system that get disrupted after neurological disorders or injury.
Targeted spinal stimulation to restore motricity after spinal cord injury
I will present neuroprosthetic technologies for restoring leg motor control after spinal cord injury.
In a first-in-human clinical study, we have shown that Targeted Epidural Spinal Stimulation (TESS) immediately enables temporally organized activations of previously paralyzed muscles during weight-supported walking. Furthermore, intensive locomotor training using TESS led to the neurological recovery of voluntary motor function even in the absence of stimulation. These results pave the way towards large-scale clinical applications.
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