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Active Nanocoated DRy-electrode for Eeg Applications

Objective

"Multichannel electroencephalography (EEG) is a well-established method for investigating the function of the human brain, but, despite continuous advancements in signal amplification and data processing, difficult and error-prone signal acquisition on the head surface is still a major issue limiting its employment in basic and clinical research. The ANDREA project will develop a novel dry electrode EEG system with adjustable cap network provided with an automated sensor positioning mechanism, active preamplification and a SW toolbox for artefacts removal. The novel technologies address the requirements of high signal quality and reliability, mobility, high patient/subject comfort and long-term use, and will be validated in clinical and non clinical populations to produce a prototype optimized for broad EEG employment. To achieve these objectives, the ANDREA consortium 1) merges the complementary expertise and resources in biomedical engineering, material science, biomedical signal processing, neuroscience and clinical neurology available at 3 academic and 2 commercial (industry and health) partners from 3 EU countries, and 2) realizes an extensive intersectoral transfer of knowledge through staff exchange, training courses, schools, and the recruitment of experienced researchers with supplementary expertise from outside the consortium. The international mobility and the planned dissemination/outreach activities will contribute to the sharing of different cultures and knowledge with the scientific community, and to promote a broader communication on the importance of research in biomedical engineering to the society at large. The tight scientific collaboration and the transfer of knowledge among partners will enhance the research capacity and competitiveness of the ANDREA consortium, which will become a permanent EU research network promoting health technology in Europe, with great benefits for the European biomedical industries, health care systems and societies."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP
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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO DI CHIETI-PESCARA
Address
Via Dei Vestini 31
66013 Chieti
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 467 011,62
Administrative Contact
Silvia Comani (Prof.)

Participants (4)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET ILMENAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 378 926,90
Address
Ehrenbergstrasse 29
98693 Ilmenau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jens Haueisen (Prof.)
EEMAGINE MEDICAL IMAGING SOLUTIONSGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 432 353,84
Address
Gubener Strasse 47
10243 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Zanow (Dr.)
CASA DI CURA PRIVATA VILLA SERENA DEL DOTT. LEONARDO PETRUZZI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 158 820,66
Address
Viale Leonardo Petruzzi 42
65013 Citta Sant Angelo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucia Velluto (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 158 197,40
Address
Praca Gomes Teixeira
4099 002 Porto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mafalda Marques Moreira Soeiro (Ms.)