Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS)
Since April 2018 Stanisa Raspopovic is an Assistant Professor of Neuroengineering at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. He received the MS in Biomedical Engineering with full marks from the University of Pisa in 2007 and the Ph.D. cum laude in Biorobotics, from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa in 2011. He has been visiting scientist at the ETH Zurich, University of Belgrade, University Autonoma Barcelona, and he worked as the Senior Scientist at EPFL, Lausanne. His research interest is focused on the development of innovative devices for treatment of neurologically disabled (amputees and diabetics) persons. In particular he develops mechatronic systems directly interfacing the environment with the residual nervous system. It is based on the hybrid computational modeling, which is the scientific basis for the hypothesis-driven technology development. He directly participates in the animal and human testing of these systems. He achieved the pioneering results in the field of the sensory restoration in amputee patients. In 2014 he co-founded SensArs Neuroprosthetics, a spin-off company that develops neuroprosthetic systems for amputees, which won many international recognitions and raised over 2.8 millions of non-dilutive funding. He won several grants from EU and Switzerland in the role of a project leader, and is presently the PI of the ERC starting grant FeelAgain, which aims at developing the novel bionic legs and systems for the treatment of a diabetic neuropathy.