At sitem-insel Neuro we strive for enabling a translation of new neuro-medical devices from the hospital to the patients living environment. This tranlation will be made possible by the current convergence of unobtrusive sensors, wire-less communication, ubiquitious computing and cloud-based information networks. New biomedical devices have to be developed that record and analyse biomarkers enabling early diagnosis, swift treatment and accurate monitoring of the interventional effects.

These devices have to be tested in model systems and in controlled environments, before they are applied under real-world conditions. The available platforms of sitem-insel Neuro include an independent living suite (fully functional with living room, kitchen, bath and sleeping room equipped with sensor technology to observe and quantify human behavior in a realistic setting), a virtual reality suite (with virtual test environment for activities of daily living, including driving) a brain stimulation suite, and a biomotion suite (where human behavior, motion, perception, and visual exploration will be monitored and modelled). The “big data” generated by these novel and pervasive technologies will be analysed by powerful statistical methods such as deep neural networks, which have recently emerged as a key method in modern approaches towards artificial intelligence. At sitem-insel Neuro physicians, engineers, basic and applied neuro- and data-scientists and legal experts from Universities and Industry will interact to make accessible the full potential of modern technology for personalized diagnostics and treatment.

Altogether the mission of sitem-insel Neuro is the improvement of early diagnosis by incorporating objective measures, the advanced and reliable evaluation of treatments, and the promotion of personalized medicine concepts, services and products to beneft patients and the health system.



  • Tele-neuromedicine for epilepsy, sleep-wake and movement disorders
  • Telerehabilitation for stroke and traumatic brain injury patients
  • Driving simulation (for diagnostic and rehabilitative purposes)
  • Development of novel implantable recording systems and stimulation strategies
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation for enhancement of neurorhabilitation
  • Virtual reality for diagnosis and treatment of dementia/brain disorders
  • Closed-loop stimulation for epilepsy and Parkinson/movement disorders


Prof. Dr. Dr. Kaspar Schindler Prof. Dr. Claudio Bassetti Prof. Dr. René Müri
Prof. Dr. Claudio Pollo Prof. Dr. Tobias Naef Prof. Dr. Fred Mast