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B-reactable: multimodal tabletop system for collaborative physiology monitoring and training

Objective

Rapid development within the biomedical engineering field, especially Brain-Neural-Computer Interaction (BNCI) area, provides a solid technological base for new applications aimed at improving health and quality of life. In this project, aimed at combining research and training components, Dr. Valjamae will design, validate and optimize a novel multimodal system - B-Reactable - linking a tangible musical tabletop interface with BNCI technology for collaborative physiology monitoring and training in future health and professional applications. This interdisciplinary research project is based on the joint pilot work with Prof. Jorda, University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona in 2010-11. The project is designed to be a vehicle for the training and consolidation of the research outcomes for further exploitation in the EU. In the envisioned B-Reactable applications, users will explicitly or implicitly learn to monitor and control their physiological signals using tangible objects, and hence, understand and influence their cognitive or emotional states. The project will reinforce the international dimension of applicant’s scientific career by giving him the opportunity to be trained and acquire new knowledge in the Russian Federation, under direct guidance of Prof. Kropotov at the “Institute of Human Brain”, Russian Academy of Science (IHB-RAS) and Dr. Ossadtchi at St. Petersburg’s State University (SPSU). Prof. Kropotov is one of the leading neurofeedback scientists, with over 30 year research in computational models, normative databases, new paradigms and analysis methods, and extensive work on healthy adults, children and various patient groups. After training at IHB-RAS, Dr. Valjamae will bring his new experience and tangible outcomes to the renowned Swedish Institute for Disability Research at Linköping University, where together with Prof. Vastfjall he will test and further refine B-Reactable, targeting cognitive aging for improving users quality of life and wellbeing

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IOF
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Coordinator

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 188 323,80
Administrative Contact
Daniel Vastfjall (Prof.)