This activity took place from the 12-14th March 2014 and it was carried out in the framework of the “open week” of the Faculty of Engineering of Porto University. A poster was prepared to explain the basics of electroencephalography, the goals of the ANDREA project and the impact of the device to be developed from the social and medical points of view. The results obtained with a first prototype of the dry electrode cap system were presented through simple graphical images and compared with the same kind of results obtained with the classic, commercial system.
The presentation of the project was made for 10 groups of about 12-15 students, aged 15-17 years old. The general impression was that the people were sensible to the topic (electroencephalography) and they understood the impact that the new device will bring to the application of the electroencephalography technique. It was also clear that it would have been important to have a device to show and let the people touch so to make them feel closer to the real object. At this stage it was (obviously) impossible to have the device but the silver coated multi-pin polyurethane electrodes were passed to the students and enabled them to check how the electrodes will work.