STX-Med’s mission is to research and develop practical innovations for use on humans in the field of electronics and bio-electronics.
Various cooperation agreements are underway with research centres and university departments. More than 30 scientific researchers in France, Belgium, Spain and the USA work with the STX-Med team, which comprises doctors, engineers, electronics engineers and industrial designers.
The team is led by Doctors Pierre-Yves Muller (physicist) and Pierre François Rigaux (physician), both of whom are experts in therapeutic ultrasound, electronics used in neuro-stimulation (internal and external) and the capture and analysis of bio-signals.
Over 4 clinical and laboratory studies are permanently ongoing to refine the Cefaly® technique and its protocols for use in the treatment and prevention of various types of headache.
- DFPC (Drug Free Pain Control): Several research projects have been launched to invent new applications of neuro-stimulation to combat different types of pain. In each of these pain control projects, the aim is to allow patients to free themselves from the use of medication.
- SLEEPLAB: Research aimed at perfecting the simplified capture of the waves emitted by the brain and their subsequent real-time analysis in order to evaluate the quality of sleep, to regulate it and to improve it.
- BODYLAB: Research on the measurement and quantification of muscular fatigue. This immediate measurement of muscular fatigue should facilitate considerable improvement in motor system re-learning after accidents or indeed radically transform sports training programmes and thus their effectiveness.
- MOVE 1: Integrated external neuro-stimulation system to restore activity in paralysed muscles and to re-establish the motor function of paraplegic patients.
- MOVE 2: Miniaturised internal neuro-stimulation system. Tiny stimulators are injected into target areas to re-establish the function of paralysed muscles. A miniature controller regulates the stimulators using radio frequencies. Ultimately, this project will hopefully enable paraplegics to walk again and free them from external mechanical structures.