Soft robotics for restoration of voice, breathing and swallowing. Our role is to produce an implant to record muscle responses to control an artificial larynx (for laryngectomy patients). This project is funded by the Wellcome Trust (FEC value: £2,310,309).
- Prof. Martin Birchall | UCL Ear Institute (PI)
- Dr Anne Vanhoestenberghe | Aspire CREATe
- Dr Henry Lancashire | Aspire CREATe
- Dr Kylie de Jager | Aspire CREATe
- Johnny McNulty | Aspire CREATe
- Prof. Wenhui Song | Surgical Biotechnology
- Mr. James Graveston | UCL Ear Institute
- Prof. Jonathan Rossiter | University of Bristol
Our role is to produce an implantable device capable of recording the activity of up to six muscles and sending the signals to an external device (e.g., controlling a prosthetic limb). This project is funded by the charity Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust (RAFT).
- Dr Anne Vanhoestenberghe (PI)
- Dr Michael Mentink
- Dr Steve Taylor
- Dr Kylie de Jager
More Aspire CREATE research
Dr Anne Vanhoestenberghe (2014-2022)
Funding / Partnerships
- Jiang, D., Liu, F., Lancashire, H.T., Vanhoestenberghe, A., et al. (2021). A Versatile Hermetically Sealed Microelectronic Implant for Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Applications. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 15, 681021.
- McNulty, J., de Jager, K., Lancashire, H.T., Graveston, J., Birchall, M. & Vanhoestenberghe, A. (2021). Prediction of larynx function using multichannel surface EMG classification. IEEE Trans Med Robot Bionics. Nov, 3(4),1032-1039.
- Lancashire, H.T., Habibollahi, M., Jiang, D. & Demosthenous, A. (2021). Evaluation of Commercial Connectors for Active Neural Implants. 2021 10th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), 973-976.
- Lancashire, H., de Jager, K., Graveston, J., Birchall, M., Vanhoestenberghe, A., Rossiter, J., et al. (2021). An Assistive Coughing Device for Post-Laryngectomy Patients. IEEE Trans Med Robot Bionics, Jul 28,3(3), 838-846.
- McNulty, J., de Jager, K., Lancashire, H., Graveston, J., & Vanhoestenberghe, A. (2020). Surface EMG of Larynx Functions [Dataset]. IEEE DataPort.
- de Jager, K., Mentink, M., Lancashire, H., Al-Ajam, Y., Taylor, S. & Vanhoestenberghe, A. (2019). Characterisation of a multi-channel multiplexed EMG recording system: towards realising variable electrode configurations. Presented at: BIOCAS19.
- de Jager, K., Lancashire, H., Graveston, J., Vanhoestenberghe, A., & Rossiter, J., et al. (2019). CoughAid - an Assistive Device for Cough Insufficiency. Presented at: BioMedEng19.
- Rojas, M. A., Donaldson, N., Lancashire, H. & Phillips, J. (2019). Design and Development of an Implanted Biohybrid Device for Muscle Stimulation Following Lower Motor Neuron Injury. Presented at: ISPNR.
- Lancashire, H., de Jager, K., Graveston, J. & Vanhoestenberghe, A. (2019). ECG reduction in thoracic EMG during coughing with the Teager-Kaiser Operator. Presented at: BioMedEng19.
About Aspire CREATE
We work to improve the quality of life of people with spinal cord injuries. The Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (Aspire CREATE) is a joint research venture between UCL, the Aspire Charity, and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
How to reach us
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
- Our office: Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science. (Building 6, ref. 8D.)
- Our main lab: Peripheral Nerve Injury unit. (Building 37, ref. 5E.)
It can be tricky to find your way around the site. We have created a photo guide to help you find our office.