BioMed Research International

Portable and Wearable Brain Technologies for Neuroenhancement and Neurorehabilitation


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1Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan

2Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

3Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, Toulouse, France


Portable and Wearable Brain Technologies for Neuroenhancement and Neurorehabilitation

Description

The recent advent of portable and wearable neuroimaging and neurostimulation technologies triggered a proliferation of research on brain recording and augmentation, both in healthy adults and in patients with neurological or psychiatric disease. Augmentation refers to the improvement of brain function (e.g., cognitive, affective, and motor) through task performance or reversal of deficits that are normal consequences of performance in healthy adults (e.g., mental fatigue, stress) or those related to brain disorders.

The goal of this special issue is to bring together recent advances in clinical and field applications of portable and wearable brain technologies, like neuroimaging, such as electroencephalography (EEG), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), and also stimulation approaches like transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS). Such approaches have made significant progress in recording and altering brain activity while allowing full body movements outside laboratory environments.

This special issue calls for neuroscience or neuroengineering manuscripts related to the use or development of portable and wearable neuroimaging or neurostimulation systems. Submissions can be any article type covering advanced neuroscience methods and neuroengineering techniques as well as analysis approaches to investigate brain dynamics in virtual, actual, or lab settings. Applications of these technologies to investigate attention, working memory, workload, brain behavioral relationship, human-computer-interaction, brain-computer-interfacing, and related areas relevant to ecologically valid environments are especially invited.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Advances in wearable and portable neuroimaging such as fNIRS/EEG
  • Applications of neurostimulation such as tDCS/tACS/tES/rTMS
  • Advances in neurocognitive enhancement and neurostimulation
  • Brain-computer-interface/neuroadaptive system design and development
  • Multimodal neuroimaging and/or neurostimulation
  • Development of portable and wearable brain sensors
  • Applications of neurofeedback/biofeedback mechanisms
  • Neuro/biosignal processing and analysis techniques
  • Motion artifact rejection and noise removal algorithms
  • Feature selection and classification
  • Machine learning for online and offline classification
  • Validation of wearable technology

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1806374
  • - Editorial

Portable and Wearable Brain Technologies for Neuroenhancement and Neurorehabilitation

Noman Naseer | Hasan Ayaz | Frederic Dehais
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2716134
  • - Research Article

Could Prolonged Usage of GPS Navigation Implemented in Augmented Reality Smart Glasses Affect Hippocampal Functional Connectivity?

Iveta Fajnerová | David Greguš | ... | Jiří Horáček
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2695106
  • - Research Article

Design of Embedded System for Multivariate Classification of Finger and Thumb Movements Using EEG Signals for Control of Upper Limb Prosthesis

Nasir Rashid | Javaid Iqbal | ... | Umar Shahbaz Khan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9796238
  • - Research Article

Portable Brain-Computer Interface for the Intensive Care Unit Patient Communication Using Subject-Dependent SSVEP Identification

Omid Dehzangi | Muhamed Farooq
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5080981
  • - Review Article

Neuroaging through the Lens of the Resting State Networks

Filippo Cieri | Roberto Esposito
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9861350
  • - Research Article

Efficient FIR Filter Implementations for Multichannel BCIs Using Xilinx System Generator

Usman Ghani | Muhammad Wasim | ... | Amir Kashif
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5496196
  • - Review Article

Categorisation of Mobile EEG: A Researcher’s Perspective

Anthony D. Bateson | Heidi A. Baseler | ... | Aziz U. R. Asghar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3072870
  • - Research Article

EEG Recording and Online Signal Processing on Android: A Multiapp Framework for Brain-Computer Interfaces on Smartphone

Sarah Blum | Stefan Debener | ... | Martin G. Bleichner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4269435
  • - Research Article

Comparison of the Effect of Low-Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation with That of Theta Burst Stimulation on Upper Limb Motor Function in Poststroke Patients

Takahiro Kondo | Naoki Yamada | ... | Masahiro Abo
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