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4. June 2021
Start of a new inter­dis­ci­pli­nary project

HFA funds inter­dis­ci­pli­nary project with Hector Fellows Jürg Leuthold and Eberhart Zrenner

The Hector Fellow Academy funds inter­dis­ci­pli­nary projects in which at least two Hector Fellows together with one or more young scien­tists work on a research project across differ­ent disciplines.

In this new project with the title “RetinaSen­sor: Enhanced Vision Restora­tion in Blind People” the Hector Fellows Jürg Leuthold and Eberhart Zrenner are working together with the HFA Postdoc Dr. Wadood Haq (Eberhard Karls Univer­sity, Tübin­gen) and doctoral student Shadi Nashashibi (ETH Zurich) towards the next gener­a­tion of retinal implants. By combin­ing highly sensi­tive photode­tec­tors with a micro­elec­trode array operat­ing under a new stimu­la­tion paradigm, the RetinaSen­sor will enable previ­ously unachieved spatial and tempo­ral resolu­tion in electric retinal implant technologies.