Keynote Speaker: Pasquale Arpaia

Pasquale Arpaia

Professor of Instrumentation and Measurements, University of Napoli Federico II

Team Manager, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Associate Editor, Institute of Physics Journal of Instrumentation, Elsevier Journal Computer Standards & Interfaces, MDPI Instruments. He was Editor at Momentum Press of the Book Collection “Emerging Technologies in Measurements, Instrumentation, and Sensors”

 

 

Wearable trainingless Brain Computer Interfaces in Augmented Reality-based Health 4.0 

Abstract: 

Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) is a challenging research topic, involving more than 7000 institutions according to Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science), and a very competitive research area. The combination of BCI with Augmented Reality can provide the solution to hands-free operations to several advanced clinical applications (surgery, training, diagnostics, and telemedicine): BCI is capable of interpreting human intentions by suitably processing electroencephalography data. To this aim, at University of Naples Federico II, a high-wearable instrument for BCI, based on steady-state visual evoked potentials, and conceived with low-cost, off-the-shelf components, has been developed. 

In this talk, most interesting results of this technological research effort, as well as its further recent developments on natural potential exploitation, are reviewed. In particular, after a short survey on research at University of Naples Federico II in cooperation with CERN, the presentation focuses mainly on state-of-the-art research on a wearable BCI-based monitoring system for health care applications in the framework of Health 4.0. Research applications for engagement, attention, and stress monitoring, as well as for motor imagery assessment, autism, and ADHD rehabilitation are illustrated. A rescue case study at CERN, for robotic inspection in hazardous sites, is also reported.

Speaker Bio:
Pasquale Arpaia took Master Degree and PhD in Electrical Engineering at University of Napoli Federico II (Italy), where he is full professor of Instrumentation and Measurements. He is also Team Manager at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). 

He is Associate Editor of the Institute of Physics Journal of Instrumentation, Elsevier Journal Computer Standards & Interfaces, MDPI Instruments. He was Editor at Momentum Press of the Book Collection “Emerging Technologies in Measurements, Instrumentation, and Sensors”. In last years, he was scientific responsible of more than 30 awarded research projects in cooperation with industry, with related patents and international licenses, and funded 4 academic spin off companies. He acted as scientific evaluator in several international research call panels. He has served as organizing and scientific committee member in several IEEE and IMEKO Conferences. He is plenary speaker in several scientific conferences.

His main research interests include digital instrumentation and measurement techniques for particle accelerators, evolutionary diagnostics, distributed measurement systems, ADC modelling and testing. In these fields, he published several books, and about 280 scientific papers in journals and national and international conference proceedings. His PhD students were awarded in 2006 and 2010 at IEEE I2MTC, as well as in 2016 and 2012, 2018 at IMEKO TC-10 and World Conferences, respectively.