ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research

Group Members

Prof. Dr. Laura Marchal-Crespo

Professor for Motor Learning and Neurorehabilitation

University of Bern, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Motor Learning and Neurorehabilitation

Phone
+41 31 632 93 44
E-Mail
laura.marchal@artorg.unibe.ch
Postal Address
Motor Learning and Neurorehabilitation
ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research
Murtenstrasse 50
3008 Bern

Education and Academic Career:

  • Assistant Professor, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, University of Bern (2017- )
  • Senior Research Associate, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich (2016-2017) 
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich (2010-2015)                                                                          
  • Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. phil) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California at Irvine, USA, Advisor: Prof. Dr. David Reinkensmeyer, Thesis: Haptic Guidance for Enhancing Human Motor Learning: Application to a Robot-Assisted Powered Wheelchair Trainer (2009)      
  • Degree of Master of Science (Ms.) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering , University of California at Irvine, USA, Advisor: Prof. Dr. David Reinkensmeyer, Thesis: A Simulator and Assist-as-needed Control Strategy for Learning to Drive a Power Wheelchair (2006)
  • Degree of Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineer (5-years BS degree, major in automatics and robotics), Technical University of Catalonia, UPC, Barcelona, Spain (2003)                     
     

Honors and Awards:

  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Professorship  (2017-)                                                       
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)  Marie Heim-Vogtlin grant (2014-2017)
  • Nominee for the Annual BCI Research Award (2011)
  • Marie Curie Incoming International Fellowship (2011-2014)
  • Fundación Caja Madrid Postgraduate Fellowship (2009-2010)
  • University of California Public Impact Honorable Mention Fellowship (2009)
  • University of California Dean's Dissertation Fellowship (2009)
  • Fariborz Maseeh best poster award (2006)
  • Balsells Fellowship for the master studies at the University of California Irvine (2004-2005)

 

 

           

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2019

Peñalver de Andrés, Joaquín Álvaro; Duarte, Jaime; Vallery, Heike; Klamroth-Marganska, Verena; Riener, Robert; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Rauter, Georg (29 July 2019). Do we need complex rehabilitation robots for training complex tasks? IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), 2019, pp. 1085-1090. IEEE 10.1109/ICORR.2019.8779384

Özen, Özhan; Traversa, Flavio; Gadi, Sofiane; Bütler, Karin; Nef, Tobias; Marchal Crespo, Laura (29 July 2019). Multi-purpose Robotic Training Strategies for Neurorehabilitation with Model Predictive Controllers. IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), pp. 754-759. IEEE 10.1109/ICORR.2019.8779396

Schütz, Narayan; Saner, Hugo; Rudin, Beatrice; Botros, Angela Amira; Pais, Bruno; Santschi, Valérie; Buluschek, Philipp; Gatica-Perez, Daniel; Urwyler, Prabitha; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Müri, René M.; Nef, Tobias (2019). Validity of pervasive computing based continuous physical activity assessment in community-dwelling old and oldest-old. Scientific Reports, 9(1), p. 9662. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41598-019-45733-8

Bernardoni, Fabio; Özen, Özhan; Bütler, Karin; Marchal Crespo, Laura (June 2019). Virtual Reality Environments and Haptic Strategies to Enhance Implicit Learning and Motivation in Robot-Assisted Training. In: 2019 IEEE-RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR). Toronto, Canada. 24-28 JUNE, 2019. 10.1109/ICORR.2019.8779420

Wenk, Nicolas; Peñalver de Andrés, Joaquín; Palma, Rara; Bütler, Karin; Müri, René; Nef, Tobias; Marchal Crespo, Laura (June 2019). Reaching in Several Realities: Motor and Cognitive Benefits of Different Visualization Technologies. IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), pp. 1037-1042. IEEE 10.1109/ICORR.2019.8779366

Gerber, Stephan Moreno; Schütz, Narayan; Uslu, Arif Sinan; Schmidt, Nadine; Röthlisberger, Carina; Wyss, Patric; Perny, Sandra; Wyss, Corina; Koenig-Bruhin, Monica; Urwyler, Prabitha; Nyffeler, Thomas; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Mosimann, Urs Peter; Müri, René Martin; Nef, Tobias (2019). Therapist-Guided Tablet-Based Telerehabilitation for Patients With Aphasia: Proof-of-Concept and Usability Study. JMIR Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies, 6(1), e13163. JMIR Publications 10.2196/13163

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Tsangaridis, Panagiotis; Obwegeser, David; Maggioni, Serena; Riener, Rober (2019). Haptic Error Modulation Outperforms Visual Error Amplification When Learning a Modified Gait Pattern. Frontiers in neuroscience, 13(61) Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fnins.2019.00061

2018

Tsangaridis, Panagiotis; Obwegeser, David; Maggioni, Serena; Riener, Robert; Marchal Crespo, Laura (11 October 2018). Visual and Haptic Error Modulating Controllers for Robotic Gait Training. In: 2018 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob) (pp. 1050-1055). IEEE 10.1109/BIOROB.2018.8488011

Milot, Marie-Hélène; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Beaulieu, Louis-David; Reinkensmeyer, David J.; Cramer, Steven C. (2018). Neural circuits activated by error amplification and haptic guidance training techniques during performance of a timing-based motor task by healthy individuals. Experimental brain research, 236(11), pp. 3085-3099. Springer 10.1007/s00221-018-5365-5

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Riener, Robert (2018). Robot-assisted gait training. In: Colombo, Roberto; Sanguineti, Vittorio (eds.) Rehabilitation Robotics (pp. 227-240). Elsevier 10.1016/B978-0-12-811995-2.00016-3

2017

Marchal-Crespo, Laura; Rappo, Nicole; Riener, Robert (2017). The effectiveness of robotic training depends on motor task characteristics. Experimental brain research, 235(12), pp. 3799-3816. Springer 10.1007/s00221-017-5099-9

Marchal-Crespo, Laura; Michels, Lars; Jaeger, Lukas; López-Olóriz, Jorge; Riener, Robert (2017). Effect of Error Augmentation on Brain Activation and Motor Learning of a Complex Locomotor Task. Frontiers in neuroscience, 11(526), p. 526. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fnins.2017.00526

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Baumann, Tanja; Imobersteg, Michael; Maassen, Steve; Riener, Robert (2017). Experimental Evaluation of a Mixed Controller That Amplifies Spatial Errors and Reduces Timing Errors. Frontiers in robotics and AI, 4(19), pp. 1-16. Frontiers Media 10.3389/frobt.2017.00019

2016

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Baumann, Tanja; Fichmann, Daniela; Maassen, Steve; Duarte, Jaime E.; Riener, Robert (18 October 2016). Evaluation of a mixed controller that amplifies spatial errors while reducing timing errors. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016, pp. 5136-5139. IEEE 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591883

Rudt, Simon; Moos, Marco; Seppey, Solange; Riener, Robert; Marchal Crespo, Laura (28 July 2016). Towards more efficient robotic gait training: A novel controller to modulate movement errors. International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), pp. 876-881. IEEE 10.1109/BIOROB.2016.7523738

Jaeger, Lukas; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Wolf, Peter; Luft, Andreas R.; Riener, Robert; Michels, Lars; Kollias, Spyros (2016). On the Modulation of Brain Activation During Simulated Weight Bearing in Supine Gait-Like Stepping. Brain topography, 29(1), pp. 193-205. Springer 10.1007/s10548-015-0441-7

Basalp, Ekin; Gerig, Nicolas; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Sigrist, Roland; Riener, Robert; Wolf, Peter (2016). Visual Augmentation of Spatiotemporal Errors in a Rowing Task. In: 11th joint Conference on Motor Control & Learning, Biomechanics & Training. Berichte aus der Sportwissenschaft. Darmstadt: Shaker Verlag GmbH 10.3929/ethz-a-010799461

2015

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Bannwart, Mathias; Riener, Robert; Vallery, Heike (2015). The Effect of Haptic Guidance on Learning a Hybrid Rhythmic-Discrete Motor Task. IEEE transactions on haptics, 8(2), pp. 222-234. IEEE 10.1109/TOH.2014.2375173

Jaeger, Lukas; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Wolf, Peter; Riener, Robert; Kollias, Spyros; Michels, Lars (2015). Test-retest reliability of fMRI experiments during robot-assisted active and passive stepping. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 12(1) BioMed Central 10.1186/s12984-015-0097-2

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Novak, Domen; Zimmerman, Raphael; Lambercy, Olivier; Gassert, Roger; Riener, Robert (1 October 2015). Detecting motion intention in stroke survivors using autonomic nervous system responses. IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), pp. 1003-1007. IEEE 10.1109/ICORR.2015.7281335

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Wolf, Peter; Gerig, Nicolas; Rauter, Georg; Jaeger, Lukas; Vallery, Heike; Riener, Robert (1 October 2015). The role of skill level and motor task characteristics on the effectiveness of robotic training: first results. IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), pp. 151-156. IEEE 10.1109/ICORR.2015.7281191

2014

Sigrist, Roland; Rauter, Georg; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Riener, Robert; Wolf, Peter (2014). Sonification and haptic feedback in addition to visual feedback enhances complex motor task learning. Experimental brain research, 233(3), pp. 909-925. Springer 10.1007/s00221-014-4167-7

Bontrager, David; Novak, Domen; Zimmermann, Raphael; Riener, Robert; Marchal Crespo, Laura (4 December 2014). Physiological noise cancellation in fNIRS using an adaptive filter based on mutual information. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetic (SMC), pp. 1836-1840. IEEE 10.1109/SMC.2014.6974187

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Lopez-Oloriz, Jorge; Jaeger, Lukas; Riener, Robert (6 November 2014). Optimizing learning of a locomotor task: Amplifying errors as needed. International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014, pp. 5304-5307. IEEE 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944823

Jaeger, Lukas; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Wolf, Peter; Riener, Robert; Michels, Lars; Kollias, Spyros (2014). Brain activation associated with active and passive lower limb stepping. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 8, p. 828. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00828

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Schneider, Jasmin; Jaeger, Lukas; Riener, Robert (2014). Learning a locomotor task: with or without errors? Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 11(1), p. 25. BioMed Central 10.1186/1743-0003-11-25

Marchal Crespo, Laura; van Raai, Mark; Rauter, Georg; Wolf, Peter; Riener, Robert (2014). The Learning Benefits of Haptic Guidance Are Age-Dependent. In: Jensen, Winnie; Kæseler Andersen, Ole; Akay, Metin (eds.) Replace, Repair, Restore, Relieve – Bridging Clinical and Engineering Solutions in Neurorehabilitation. Biosystems & Biorobotics: Vol. 7 (pp. 65-73). Cham: Springer International Publishing 10.1007/978-3-319-08072-7_15

2013

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Zimmermann, Raphael; Lambercy, Olivier; Edelmann, Janis; Fluet, Marie-Christine; Wolf, Martin; Gassert, Roger; Riener, Robert (2013). Motor execution detection based on autonomic nervous system responses. Physiological measurement, 34(1), pp. 35-51. Institute of Physics Publishing IOP 10.1088/0967-3334/34/1/35

Marchal Crespo, Laura; van Raai, Mark; Rauter, Georg; Wolf, Peter; Riener, Robert (2013). The effect of haptic guidance and visual feedback on learning a complex tennis task. Experimental brain research, 231(3), pp. 277-291. Springer 10.1007/s00221-013-3690-2

Jaeger, Lukas; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Wolf, Peter; Michels, Lars; Riener, Robert; Kollias, Spyros (June 2013). Lower Limb Motor Control as Assessed by Clustered-Sparse Temporal Acquisition fMRI (Unpublished). In: 19th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Seattle, WA, USA. June 16-20, 2013.

von Zitzewitz, Joachim; Morger, André; Rauter, Georg; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Crivelli, Francesco; Wyss, Dario; Bruckmann, Tobias; Riener, Robert (2013). A reconfigurable, tendon-based haptic interface for research into human-environment interactions. Robotica, 31(03), pp. 441-453. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/S026357471200046X

Hollnagel, Christoph; Vallery, Heike; Schädler, Rainer; López, Isaac Gómez-Lor; Jaeger, Lukas; Wolf, Peter; Riener, Robert; Marchal Crespo, Laura (2013). Non-linear adaptive controllers for an over-actuated pneumatic MR-compatible stepper. Medical & biological engineering & computing, 51(7), pp. 799-809. Springer 10.1007/s11517-013-1050-9

Zimmermann, Raphael; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Edelmann, Janis; Lambercy, Olivier; Fluet, Marie-Christine; Riener, Robert; Wolf, Martin; Gassert, Roger (2013). Detection of motor execution using a hybrid fNIRS-biosignal BCI: a feasibility study. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 10(1), p. 4. BioMed Central 10.1186/1743-0003-10-4

Schneider, Jasmin; Jaeger, Lukas; Hollnagel, Christoph; Riener, Robert; Marchal Crespo, Laura (2013). Learning a Locomotor Task: With or without Errors? In: Pons, José L; Torricelli, Diego; Pajaro, Marta (eds.) Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation. Biosystems & Biorobotics: Vol. 1 (pp. 17-21). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/978-3-642-34546-3_3

Zimmermann, R.; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Lambercy, O.; Fluet, M. -C.; Metzger, J. -C.; Edelmann, J.; Brand, J.; Eng, K.; Riener, Robert; Wolf, M.; Gassert, R. (2013). What’s Your Next Move? Detecting Movement Intention for Stroke Rehabilitation. In: Guger, Christoph; Allison, Brendan Z.; Edlinger, Günter (eds.) Brain-Computer Interface Research. SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering (pp. 23-37). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/978-3-642-36083-1_4

Marchal Crespo, Laura (2013). Control Strategies for Robot-Assisted Training - Literature Review and Experimental Impressions. In: Pons, José L; Torricelli, Diego; Pajaro, Marta (eds.) Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation. Biosystems & Biorobotics: Vol. 1 (pp. 115-120). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/978-3-642-34546-3_19

2012

Jaeger, Lukas; Hollnagel, Christoph; Summermatter, Severin; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Michels, Lars; Kollias, Spyros; Riener, Robert (31 August 2012). Balancing objects on the feet — An fMRI experiment using the MR-compatible stepper MARCOS. International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), pp. 350-354. IEEE 10.1109/BioRob.2012.6290696

Jaeger, Lukas; Hollnagel, Christoph; Summermatter, Severin; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Michels, Lars; Riener, Robert; Kollias, Spyros (June 2012). Brain activation related to balancing objects on the feet - A pilot study (Unpublished). In: 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM 2012). Beijing, China. June 10-14, 2012.

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Rauter, Georg; Wyss, Dario; von Zitzewitz, Joachim; Riener, Robert (2012). Synthesis and control of an assistive robotic tennis trainer. International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), pp. 355-360. IEEE 10.1109/BioRob.2012.6290262

2011

Rauter, Georg; Sigrist, Roland; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Vallery, Heike; Riener, Robert; Wolf, Peter (5 December 2011). Assistance or challenge? Filling a gap in user-cooperative control. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 3068-3073. IEEE 10.1109/IROS.2011.6094832

Zimmermann, R.; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Lambercy, O.; Fluet, Marie-Christine; Riener, Robert; Wolf, M.; Gassert, Roger (1 December 2011). Towards a BCI for sensorimotor training: Initial results from simultaneous fNIRS and biosignal recordings. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society conference proceedings, 2011, pp. 6339-6343. IEEE Service Center 10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091565

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Hollnagel, C.; Brugger, M.; Kollias, S.; Riener, Robert (12 August 2011). An fMRI pilot study to evaluate brain activation associated with locomotion adaptation. IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), pp. 1-7. IEEE 10.1109/ICORR.2011.5975371

2010

Marchal Crespo, Laura; McHughen, Stephanie; Cramer, Steven C.; Reinkensmeyer, David J. (2010). The effect of haptic guidance, aging, and initial skill level on motor learning of a steering task. Experimental brain research, 201(2), pp. 209-220. Springer 10.1007/s00221-009-2026-8

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Furumasu, Jan; Reinkensmeyer, David J (2010). A robotic wheelchair trainer: design overview and a feasibility study. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 7(1), p. 40. BioMed Central 10.1186/1743-0003-7-40

McHughen, S. A.; Rodriguez, P. F.; Kleim, J. A.; Kleim, E. D.; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Procaccio, V.; Cramer, S. C. (2010). BDNF Val66Met Polymorphism Influences Motor System Function in the Human Brain. Cerebral cortex, 20(5), pp. 1254-1262. Oxford University Press 10.1093/cercor/bhp189

Milot, Marie-Hélène; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Green, Christopher S.; Cramer, Steven C.; Reinkensmeyer, David J. (2010). Comparison of error-amplification and haptic-guidance training techniques for learning of a timing-based motor task by healthy individuals. Experimental brain research, 201(2), pp. 119-131. Springer 10.1007/s00221-009-2014-z

2009

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Reinkensmeyer, David J (2009). Review of control strategies for robotic movement training after neurologic injury. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 6(1), p. 20. BioMed Central 10.1186/1743-0003-6-20

Marchal Crespo, Laura (2009). Haptic guidance for enhancing human motor learning: Application to a robot-assisted powered wheelchair trainer. (Dissertation, University of California, Irvine, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

2008

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Reinkensmeyer, David J. (19 October 2008). Effect of robotic guidance on motor learning of a timing task. In: EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2008) (pp. 199-204). IEEE 10.1109/BIOROB.2008.4762796

Marchal Crespo, Laura; Reinkensmeyer, David J. (2008). Haptic Guidance Can Enhance Motor Learning of a Steering Task. Journal of motor behavior, 40(6), pp. 545-557. Taylor & Francis Group 10.3200/JMBR.40.6.545-557

2007

Reinkensmeyer, David J.; Galvez, Jose A.; Marchal Crespo, Laura; Wolbrecht, Eric T.; Bobrow, James E. (2007). Some Key Problems for Robot-Assisted Movement Therapy Research: A Perspective from the University of California at Irvine. In: 2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (pp. 1009-1015). IEEE 10.1109/ICORR.2007.4428547