The scientific and technological objectives of the ANDREA project are:
- to develop a novel dry EEG cap system based on innovative flexible, nanocoated polymer electrodes inte-grated into a compliant, adjustable cap network that allows for a high number of electrodes and is provided with sensor positioning mechanism and active preamplification;
- to develop a novel software toolbox for the automatic classification and removal of environmental, physio-logical and electronic artefacts that might be present in the EEG signals;
- to validate the overall performance of the novel system in clinical and non clinical populations and to further optimize it for unobtrusiveness, mobility, high patient/subject comfort and long-term use.
These objectives will be achieved by pooling the interdisciplinary and intersectoral know-how and resources of the ANDREA partners and the recruited researchers, and by realizing an extensive intersectoral transfer of knowledge programme, consisting of secondments, meetings and summer schools. ANDREA will also promote diffusion of the importance of research in biomedical engineering for the society at large by means of a number of outreach activities.