Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems (AACS)
On many occasions, a disability manifests itself as a loss of capacity to transmit – not only verbal – information. AACS enable to use technological devices not only to increase the ability to speak but also to foster the communication of people with their surroundings.
We program multi-input systems (inertial devices, artificial vision, EEG & EMG) that allow different users to communicate with other people or devices (wheelchairs, intelligent homes, toys).
Brain-Neural Computer Interface (BNCI)
In close collaboration with universities and specialised professionals, we research the use of low-cost EEG- and EMG-signal reading devices as an alternative for device control inputs.
We are mainly focused on childhood and the early use of technology by children, since neuroplasticity is particularly high during the first decade of life.
We have shown our commitment to these ideas by conducting longitudinal and transverse studies at different primary-education public schools in the province of Valladolid and in associations of families of children with motor impairment.
Virtual reality and serious games
Our special commitment to childhood and the concept of accessibility to technology drives our search for novel cognitive rehabilitation tools through virtual reality and robotic devices.
We program "serious games" for rehabilitation purposes in different platforms: Android, iOS, Windows.
We foster interaction with devices by applying gesture recognition techniques.
We do research into new materials whose properties can vary in a controlled and reversible manner when different external stimuli are applied.
The joint application of biomechanical signal-based interaction systems (BNCI) opens new ways to explore new postural control techniques for people with neuromotor disorders and new concepts for robotic orthoses.