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HeRMES

Restoring physiological functions of organs through ICT implants

In the HeRMES  project, DEN is in charge of a policy analysis to investigate and inform EU regulations on ICT implants. In particular, DEN’s aim is to define the framework for policy analysis providing a deep review of current regulations on the use of ICT implants in order to provide recommendations for future policy development.

HeRMES aims at restoring the physiological function of organs of the human body by rebuilding or replacing the affected areas when canonical treatments have failed. With this, the project pursues the long-term vision of healing disabling brain disorders by means of brain tissue transplants, a reality that is only possible to date for other organs of the human body. The project is based on a new paradigm in regenerative medicine, aiming at overcoming the biological uncertainty inherent to it. It is rooted in the establishment of biohybrid neuronics (neural electronics), that is the symbiotic integration of bioengineered brain tissue, neuromorphic microelectronics and artificial intelligence.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824164.

Project duration: 1st January 2019 to 31 December 2024

Project website: hermes-fet.eu

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