Electrical Neuroimaging and stimulation
The imaging of the functional activity of the brain plays an important role in the area of diagnosis and therapy of various pathologies such as Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases and in many applications of so-called Brain-Computer-Interfaces (BCIs). This research attempts to deliver new electronic systems able to provide images of brain activity and to stimulate the activity itself by using electrodes placed on the scalp of the subject.
The developed systems integrate electronics directly on the electrodes in order to improve signal quality and couple Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) and stimulation to EEG signal extraction.
Brain activity imaging algorithms are computational intensive and require either very long CPU times or expensive hardware. We develop software to run on parallel multi-CPU/GPU systems based on off-the-shelf hardware with low €/GFLOP figures, with the purpose of making the full system affordable for both hospital and ambulatory settling.
7FP - CREAM (CReativity Enhancement through Advanced brain Mapping and stimulation)