VUB professor receives FWO mandate for work on hearing loss

Vedat Topsakal is studying a robotic arm to improve placement of cochlear implants. Vedat Topsakal, professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and head of the ENT department at UZ Brussel, has been awarded a Fundamental Clinical Research Grant by the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO). He will use the grant to study an autonomous robotic arm that assists in the placement of cochlear implants, which can partially restore hearing to people with hearing loss. His aim is to improve the surgical protocol of placement by a robot. His tenure begins on 1 October.
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