Human Machine Interaction Summer School, Monopoli-Puglia (Italy)

Partner: BIND-UdA || 14-18th September 2015

In the week 14-18 September 2015, the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy) organized the first International Summer School on Human Machine Interactions ( ). About 60 Master and PhD students and young researchers attended the school. They are mainly working in the field of robotics, electrical engineering and computer science, but some researchers working in the field of neurology and rehabilitation were also present. The audience was from several Italian universities, and from other countries in the world: Greece, France, Turkey, Finland, Lithuania, Spain.
Prof. Silvia Comani was invited to give a lecture on the results obtained in the neuro-motor rehabilitation of post-stroke patients by means of a novel system combining a passive robotic device, Virtual Reality applications and a high-resolution electroencephalography (HR-EEG) system. These results are the outcome of a long-lasting collaboration with partner Villa Serena. At the end of her lecture, Prof. Comani described the ANDREA Project, summarizing its aims, activities and preliminary results. Prof. Comani also outlined the importance and potential impact for clinical applications of the novel dry electrode system that will be developed within the ANDREA Project. A great interest was shown not only by the attendees interested in the technical aspects of the system, but also by the neurologists, who recognized the great potential of this new technology in the treatment of patients.