Visit Prof. Demetris Soteropoulos

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We were delighted to host Prof. Demetris Soteropoulos from Newcastle University during his visit to our lab from the 16th of July to the 22nd of July.

Prof. Soteropoulos is an expert in the bilateral organization of the motor system and the coordination of spinal circuits for voluntary movements. His research also delves into topics such as the distinct contributions of descending systems to motor control, the significance of the corpus callosum in movement and motor learning, and the mechanisms underlying stimulation paradigms like Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and electrical stimulation within the motor system.

During his stay, we embarked on an exciting journey of exploration, conducting a series of groundbreaking experiments. These experiments involved the simultaneous recording of HD-sEMG (High-Density Surface Electromyography) alongside tactors applied to the tibialis anterior muscle. This collaborative effort allows us to push the boundaries of our understanding and technology, paving the way for exciting developments in neuromuscular research.

Amidst our scientific pursuits, we also had the pleasure of sharing a memorable evening in a Biergarten. The wonderful weather provided the perfect backdrop for relaxed discussions and strengthened the bonds of collaboration between Prof. Soteropoulos and our lab members.

Prof. Soteropoulos further enriched our knowledge by delivering an engaging presentation on his pioneering research in our lecture Interfacing the Neuromuscular System: Applications for Human/Machine Interfaces and Neurophysiology.

In addition to our lab activities, we ventured to the Spinal Cord Center Rummelsberg, a good collaboration partner of our lab. We conducted experiments involving individuals who have experienced spinal cord injuries. Through the application of our neural interface technology, these individuals were given the incredible opportunity to control a neuroorthosis, potentially improving their quality of life and offering hope for the future.

We sincerely thank Prof. Soteropoulos for his visit, which enriched our research and collaboration in invaluable ways. We eagerly look forward to future opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Prof. Soteropoulos, your contributions have been greatly appreciated, and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again soon!