Brain-Computer Interface systems
Brain-Computer Interface systems (BCI) allow users to control applications using their own brain signals.Design, development and evaluation of asistive applications
The main motivation of the BCI systems is focused on increasing the quality of life of those who have a motor disability that limits their ability to communicate by developing asistive applications. In fact, the Biomedical Engineering Group have developed the following projects:
Real-time EEG signal processing
It is also important to develop and test new real-time signal processing methodologies that favor the generalization and the performance of these systems.
A research project, entitled “Project CERO in Ageing”, has been developed within this research line. Funding comes from the "Fundación General CSIC y Obra Social La Caixa" and CSIC. For additional information about this project, please follow the following link.
Analysis of intracranial pressure signals
Hydrocephalus is characterised by clinical symptoms, ventriculomegaly and disorders in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) circulation. Infusion tests are routinely used to study CSF dynamics in patients with hydrocephalus. In them, intracranial pressure (ICP) is artificially raised by the injection of fluid in the lumbar CSF space and the resulting pressure is motorized. Infusion tests can be helpful in the decision about the surgical implantation of a CSF shunt in patients with hydrocephalus. However, they are also useful to study cerebral haemodynamics. In the Biomedical Engineering Group, ICP signals recorded during infusion tests are being analysed with two main objectives: