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Portable EEG-based screening of social predispositions in newborns

Project description

EEG for early detection of ASD in infants

Early diagnosis of autism-spectrum disorders (ASD) is crucial for effective intervention. Studies show that newborns with ASD have noticeably different preferences to certain social stimuli. An EEG-based index of face processing could be used as a biomarker for prediction but its measure requires the infant's EEG to be recorded in laboratory settings. The EU-funded NeuroSoNew project aims to design a portable, wireless EEG system for easy, fast and automatic testing of newborns via an ultra-low-power programmable digital platform and a wearable device adapted to newborns. This will enable easy and early diagnoses of ASD, and contribute to studies on perceptual and cognitive functions in newborns.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-PoC
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Funding Scheme

ERC-POC - Proof of Concept Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 113 070

Beneficiaries (3)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 113 070
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 6 250
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 30 625
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments