The creation

ANTS (Advanced Neuro-rehabilitation Therapies & Sport) was foundedin 2015 by Vance Bergeron, researcher at physic laboratory of ENS Lyon (l’École Normale Supérieure).

Vance is quadriplegic due to a bicycle accident in 2013, when a car hit him while he was going to work. When he was iat the rehabilitation hospital Henry Gabrielle near Lyon, he decided to create an association with other quadriplegics who share the same passion of sport and challenges.

Since he’s first of all a researcher, Vance became his own guinea pig. He read a lot about muscle electrical stimulation, share with other resarchers, doctors and patients. He merged then sport training and technological progress, and results are in : in a few years he gained more autonomy and enhanced his daily wellness.

It is this experience that he wishes to develop and share today.

Its missions

The main objective of the association is to give access the most advanced neuro-rehabilitation technologies to the broadest public.

In order to achieve this goal, it focuses on four themes:

  • Funding research around neurorehabilitation and neuroprosthetics, to accelerate laboratory prototypes transition to financially affordable industrialized products
  • Being a player in the access of new neurorehabilitation technologies deployment, and in the disabled poeple re-sociabilization through sports halls development
  • Supporting entrepreneurship, to take over research laboratories and promote the technological transition towards the development and commercialization of products intended to restore mobility to paralyzed people
  • Raising awareness among the general public as well as elected officials about technological innovations, responding to the mobility issues of people with neurological disabilities




  • Financer la recherche autour de la rééducation neurologique et des neuroprothèses, afin d’accélérer la transition des prototypes de laboratoire vers les produits industrialisables accessibles financièrement
  • Etre acteur dans le déploiement de l’accès aux nouvelles technologies de neuro-rééducation et dans la re-sociabilisation des personnes en situation de handicap à travers le développement de salles de sports
  • Soutenir l’entrepreneuriat, afin de prendre le relais des laboratoires de recherche et favoriser la transition technologique vers le développement et la commercialisation de produits destinés à redonner de la mobilité aux personnes paralysées
  • Sensibiliser le grand public ainsi que les élus aux innovations technologiques, répondant aux problématiques de mobilité des personnes en situation de handicap neurologique moteur