The novel technologies will address requirements of mobility, high signal quality, high temporal and spatial resolution, stable alignment of multiple signals, wearing comfort and long-term use. The novel analytical methods will permit investigating joint action at the neural, cognitive-behavioural and social levels. Both technologies and methods will be validated in real time and space face-to-face studies to produce prototypes and models optimized for broad application.
To achieve these objectives, the EMBRACE consortium will realize extensive intersectoral transfer of knowledge and experience through shared research, secondments and summer schools, promoting the research capacity and competitiveness of its partners and becoming a lasting EU network promoting basic and applied biomedical research.
The exploitation of the EMBRACE results will bring benefits to European industries in nano-electronics, medical electronics, and even entertainment electronics, with the potential extension of EEG technology markets to products like intelligent prostheses or brain computer interfaces. Consequently, employment opportunities will increase, especially for young engineers, physicists, neuroscientists and behav-ioural psychologists.
Furthermore, the exploitation of the EMBRACE results in organizations and work settings where social behaviour is a main feature, may improve teamwork and the effectiveness of the many task-related goals that are achieved through human coordination and interaction. Individual and group satisfaction and enjoyment derived from teamwork will increase, with great benefit for the European economy and society.
Finally, the international mobility and dissemination of the goals and achievements of the EMBRACE project will contribute to sharing cultures and knowledge with the scientific community and to promote communication on the importance of research in biomedical engineering to the society.