Laura Becerra-Fajardo

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Post-Doctoral Fellow
laura.becerra@upf.edu
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(+34) 93 542 1578

Laura studied Electronic Engineering at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, holding a PAES scholarship - Best High School Graduates 2002, and received her diploma in 2008. In 2012 she received her diploma of MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, benefited by a Colfuturo PCB scholarship. Laura finished her PhD at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies - UPF, in 2016 holding a PRC fellowship.

After completing her PhD, Laura joined the Translational Research & Knowledge Management team (R&D) of Otto Bock (Germany), where she worked in the European H2020 research project Intuitive Natural Prosthesis UTilization - INPUT. Laura is currently a Post-Doctoral fellow at UPF working at the ERC Project "Electronic AXONs: wireless microstimulators based on electronic rectification of epidermically applied currents". Her research focuses mainly in exploring and designing implantable medical devices capable of performing electrical stimulation for neuroprostheses.

Publications

L. Becerra-Fajardo, Garcia-Arnau, R., and Ivorra, A., Injectable Stimulators Based on Rectification of High Frequency Current Bursts: Power Efficiency of 2 mm Thick Prototypes, in Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2016), October 18-21, 2016, Segovia, Spain, Cham, 2017. (941.97 KB)
L. Becerra-Fajardo, Schmidbauer, M., and Ivorra, A., Demonstration of 2 mm thick microcontrolled injectable stimulators based on rectification of high frequency current bursts, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, vol. [Epub ahead of print], 2016. (969.52 KB)
L. Becerra-Fajardo and Ivorra, A., Charge Counter for Performing Active Charge-Balance in Miniaturized Electrical Stimulators, in 6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering SE - 64, 2015, vol. 45, pp. 256 - 259. (393.72 KB)
A. Ivorra and Becerra-Fajardo, L., Flexible Thread-like Electrical Stimulation Implants Based on Rectification of Epidermically Applied Currents Which Perform Charge Balance, International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation ICNR2014. Springer International Publishing, Denmark, 2014. (755.69 KB)
L. Becerra-Fajardo and Ivorra, A., Towards addressable wireless microstimulators based on electronic rectification of epidermically applied currents, in Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, 2014, pp. 3973 - 3976. (414.25 KB)
L. Becerra-Fajardo and Ivorra, A., Proof of Concept of a Stimulator Based on AC Current Rectification for Neuroprosthetics, in XXX Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Ingeniría Biomédica, San Sebastián, Spain, 2012. (298.89 KB)