Eduardo Martin Moraud
Eduardo is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the group of Prof. Bogacz, where he focuses on the design of computational models to help guide the optimisation of closed-loop DBS paradigms in Parkinson's Disease.
Eduardo completed his PhD in Neural Engineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in the groups of Prof Micera and Prof Courtine. His work was on the development of closed-loop spinal cord stimulation paradigms for gait rehabilitation after spinal cord injury (SCI). This implied implementing models and real-time control algorithms that automatically optimise stimulation parameters based on continuous feedback of locomotor performance. He had the chance to extensively validate these strategies on different rodent and non-human primate models of SCI. Some of these approaches showed great promises to help tailor stimulation profiles to subject-specific deficits of gait and balance.
Eduardo is motivated by the idea of developing smart technologies that dynamically interact with the nervous system, in particular in the context of personalising neuroprosthetic interventions and treatments. He is particularly compelled by applications of such approaches for improving therapies for Parkinson's Disease and other neuromotor disorders.