Our Scientific Board

Our organization cares deeply and works tirelessly to improve the patients’ recovery & rehabilitation from the acute to the chronic phase. Techno Concept created a scientific board of top executive in the Healthcare environment. They will guide the research & scientific knowledge around Techno Concept innovations in the neurorehabilitation field.
University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), Switzerland

Dr Karin Diserens

Doctor Karin Diserens is a PMR & Neurologist. She is for more than 10 years now the Head of a unique organization: the “Acute Neurorehabilitation Unit” of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences (Lausanne); it is a transverse unit which takes care of patients with neurological & neuro-surgical injuries since their admission as well as a bed unit specifically designed to accommodate patients with different states of consciousness.

Co-chair, World Federation of Neurology, Special Interest Group of Early Mobilization
Co-chair, European Academy of Neurology on Chronic Disorders of Consciousness
Member of committee, European Federation of NeuroRehabilitation Societies

Scientific focus with Vibramoov:

Is Functional Proprioceptive Stimulation suitable for detecting consciousness?
In early phases of neurorehabilitation covert consciousness is a prime marker for final outcome. Functional proprioceptive stimulation (FPS) induces similar activity in the motor planning & execution network as active movement. If this activation is regulated by consciousness, FPS could serve as an early diagnostic marker in patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC).

Pr Jean-Michel Gracies

Professor Jean-Michel Gracies is a world-renowned expert in Neurorehabilitation.
He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Neural Transmission and is an ad hoc reviewer for Brain, Experimental Brain Research, Muscle and Nerve, Stroke, Movement Disorders, the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Clinical Neuropharmacology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, and The Lancet Neurology.
He published over 200 original articles, book chapters, theses, reviews, and abstracts and has served on the editorial board of many peer journals.

He is developing innovative concepts in physiopathology and neurorehabilitation of neurological movement disorders, and clinical research projects on syndromes such as spastic paresis, parkinsonism, tremor, chronic facial paresis, and other motor disorders. He designed the Scale in Five Steps that quantify muscle by muscle the normal-pathological gap in the different possible symptoms of spastic paresis.
He developed detailed guidelines of self-rehabilitation.

Scientific focus with Vibramoov:

Effect of focal stimulations on key antagonist muscles for 2 months on active movements & motor function in patients with early subacute hemiparesis (stroke). Prevent (or decrease the severity of) the muscle disorder after a stroke, through focal stimulations. From the first hours after the lesion, a cascade of transformation will lead to a true muscle disease called spastic myopathy.

Hypothesis: muscle focal stimulations will induce a large repetition of minimal stretches, improving potentially motor function through a relative preservation of the muscle architecture.

CHU Henri Mondor, Paris, France
Valduce Hospital, Costa Masnaga, Italy

Dr Franco Molteni

Doctor Franco Molteni is responsible of several projects investigating new technologies for functional assessment and rehabilitation training and the therapeutic utility of botulinum toxin in spasticity.

– Director of the Gait & Motion Analysis Laboratory (Valduce Hospital Rehabilitation Center).
– Consultant physiatrist of the Italian Muscular Distrophy (uildm).
– Research scientist of National Council of Research Stiima Institute Milan.
– Director of the Italy-Egypt Cooperation Project: Model for Rehabilitation Medicine & Health Innovation Technology.

Scientific focus with Vibramoov:
Benefits of FPS on postural control of stroke patients.

Véronique Marchand-Pauvert

Véronique Marchand-Pauvert, PhD, is Inserm Research Director. She is a neurophysiologist with particular expertise in the sensory-motor system. She is particularly involved in the study of corticospinal connectivity underlying human voluntary movements, its plasticity and its regulation by sensory feedback, using non-invasive electrophysiological techniques. She is particularly known for her great knowledge of the circuits of the human nervous system. She leads the neuroscientific team of the Biomedical Imaging Laboratory of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (Paris, France) where she develops research programs combining neuroimaging and electrophysiology to better understand the physiopathology of motor control and extract biomarkers.

Véronique Marchand-Pauvert is also Director of the International Group studying neuronal connectivity and nerve plasticity. Finally, she is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the France AVC Foundation.

Scientific focus with Vibramoov PRO:

The FPS make it possible to reproduce sensory feedback during movements such as locomotion. Such treatment is known to promote motor recovery after stroke assuming it improves neuroplasticity. The objective of the research is to study activity in cerebrospinal circuits to assess neuroplastic changes during and after proprioceptive rehabilitation based on FPS treatment in subacute stages of stroke.

Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière (Paris, France)

Head of department of Anesthesiology & Intensive Care

Bicêtre University Hospital (APHP), Paris, France

Dr Bernard Vigue

Doctor Bernard Vigue is is a world-renowned expert of Neuro-Anesthesiology & Critical Care specialized in neurological and cerebral traumas.
He is president of the Association of French Language of Neuro-Anesthesia & Reanimation (anarlf).

He regularly participated or preside the writing and publications of recommendations, guidelines for critical care from the French Intensive Care Society (SRLF), the French Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (SFAR), the French Emergency Medicine Association (SFMU), the French Group for Paediatric Intensive Care & Emergencies (GFRUP)], the French National Association of Neuro-Anesthesiology and Critical Care (ANARLF) & the French Neurovascular Society (SFNV).

Scientific focus with Vibramoov:

Early proprioceptive stimulation of upper spinal cord injuries.
Understanding the importance of early care, before healing, and giving ourselves the means to try to guide recovery is the main focus. Demonstrate that early management reduces muscle spasticity & pain in quadriplegic or paraplegic patients.