Università degli Studî Suor Orsola Benincasa

Ph.D. in Humanities and Technologies: an integrated research path
XXXIII-XXXIV-XXXV ciclo - Profilo Giuridico




Brain Computer Interface, Augmented Reality, and Physical Artificial Intelligence: After data, are we also losing thoughts privacy?



Napoli, martedì 11 febbraio 2020
Sala della Principessa, via Suor Orsola 10




Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) is a successful research topic, involving more than 7000 institutions according to Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science), and a very competitive innovation area. The combination of BCI with Augmented Reality (AR) can provide 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 based on Physical Artificial Intelligence (PAI), 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 applications. Research applications for engagement, attention, emotion, and stress monitoring, as well as, autism and ADHD rehabilitation are illustrated. A rescue case study at CERN, for robotic inspection in hazardous sites, as well as an application in Regione Campania of robotic autism rehabilitation is also reported. Finally, a call for cooperation is issued: technological effort on the BCI, AR and PAI can no longer advance without suitable research itineraries on the relationship between law and new technologies.




Martedì 11 febbraio 2020
ore 15,00


Antonio Tafuri
Presidente del Consiglio dell'ordine degli avvocati di Napoli



Lucilla Gatt
Ordinario di Diritto Civile Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa
Direttore ReCEPL Research Centre of European Private Law

Pasquale Arpaia
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Dip. di Ingegneria elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione




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 Head of the Instrumentation and Measurement for Particle Accelerators Laboratory (IMPALab) and the Augmented Reality for Health Monitoring Laboratory (ARHeMlab). He is Team Leader at European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). He is Head of the Hi-Tech Academic FabLab Unina DIETI and Chairman of the Stage Project of the University Federico II. He was also professor at University of Sannio, associate at Institutes of Engines and Biomedical Engineering of CNR, and now of INFN Section of Naples.


He is Associate Editor of the Institute of Physics Journal of Instrumentation, Elsevier Journal Computer Standards & Interfaces, MDPI Instruments, and in the past also of IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging and Manufacturing. 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 continuously serves as organizing and scientific committee member in IEEE and IMEKO Conferences. He is plenary speaker in several scientific conferences.


His main research interests include instrumentation and measurement for magnets, beam, superconductors, power converters. and cryogenics of particle accelerators, biomedical instrumentation, Augmented Reality, Brain Computer Interfaces, evolutionary diagnostics, distributed measurement systems, ADC modelling and testing. In these fields, he published several book chapters, and about 300 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.







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