Rovereto (Trento), Italy

Partner: BIND-UdA || May 23-25, 2014

This activity took place within the framework of the XX National Congress of the Italian Sport Psychology Society (AIPS) “Tradizione e innovazione: sfide per la psicologia dello sport e dell’esercizio” held in Rovereto (Trento, Italy), 23-25 May 2014. A short presentation was prepared to explain the basics of electroencephalography, the goals of the ANDREA project and the impact of the device in sport settings with the purpose of improving our understanding of the psycho-physiological mechanisms underlying performance. 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 a classic, commercial system. The project was presented to a group of about 50 professionals in sport and exercise performance, during a workshop organized by Prof. Bertollo: “Il monitoraggio psicofisiologico e gli interventi di bio-neurofeedback nello sport”.  The general impression was that people were interested to the topic (performance monitoring through EEG), and that they understood the impact that the new device will have in the use of EEG in sport setting. The availability of a prototype would have increased people understanding. However, all attendants could perceive the potentiality of the new device and the possibility to monitor athletes also during their actual performances, and not just in the lab, hence improving reliability and duration of data acquisition.