Angélica Perez Fornos
Function: Chargée de cours
Group name: Cochlear and Retinal Implants
Group type: Main
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine, Geneva University Hospitals, Department of Clinical Neurosciences
Domains: Sensory and Motor Systems, Perception
Keywords: cochlear implants, deafness, neural implants, visual impairment
The work of our group focuses on the development of functional rehabilitation tools for patients with sensory deficits of the inner ear (balance and hearing). We are one of the world leaders in the domain, as we have significantly contributed to the development of the multichannel cochlear implant and in recent years the vestibular implant. The highlight of our current research is the development of a vestibular implant, a neuroprosthesis designed to restore vestibular function in patients with a complete bilateral deficit. We have demonstrated the feasibility of the concept in humans, developed surgical techniques for implanting electrodes in contact with the vestibular apparatus, and developed specific electrical stimulation paradigms. Other research areas include the impact of a total vestibular deficits in children and adults, the development and evolution of sound perception abilities in cochlear implant recipients and the development of specific tools to facilitate speech development in pediatric cochlear implant recipients.
Cervical myogenic potentials and controlled postural responses elicited by a prototype vestibular implant.
Milestones in the development of a vestibular implant.
Characterization of Cochlear, Vestibular and Cochlear-Vestibular Electrically Evoked Compound Action Potentials in Patients with a Vestibulo-Cochlear Implant.
The Video Head Impulse Test to Assess the Efficacy of Vestibular Implants in Humans.
Restoring Visual Acuity in Dynamic Conditions with a Vestibular Implant.
Temporal properties of visual perception on electrical stimulation of the retina.
Centre Universitaire Romand d’Implants Cochléaires
Service d’ORL et de chirurgie cervico-faciale
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