What is B-CRATOS?
B-CRATOS is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program that aims to create a revolutionary untethered brain-machine interface by merging wireless communication, neuroscience, bionics, artificial intelligence, and sensing technologies. The project brings together 25 specialists in neuroscience, electronics, biomedical engineering, and AI from one SME, three research institutes, and three universities. The goal is to create a proof-of-concept battery-free high-speed wireless in-body communication platform for Brain-Machine-Body connectivity.
B-CRATOS will codesign technological components such as wireless two-way microwave fat intra-body and RF backscatter communication, battery-free powering technology, bio-inspired sensing, and dexterous biomechatronic extremity.
The project will overcome technological barriers of wireless brain-machine-body communication, and represents the beginning of a paradigm shift in how signals can be sent to restore function and empower individuals. The technology developed by B-CRATOS will have profound effects in several fields such as neuroprosthetics, electroceuticals, brain-computer interfaces, and virtual reality transmission. The wireless brain-machine interfaces developed in this project will enable real-time monitoring and control of a robotic arm and somatosensory stimulation for real time sensation.
The B-CRATOS summer school is organized by the expert teams from
- UPPSALA UNIVERSITY,
- SINANO INSTITUTE,
- SCUOLA SUPERIORE SANT’ANNA,
- BLACKROCK MICROSYSTEMS EUROPE GMBH,
- LINKS FOUNDATION,
- DEUTSCHES PRIMATENZENTRUM GMBH,
- NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NTNU) .
It will offer a unique opportunity to learn from experts in various fields and explore the latest advancements in BMI technology.
The event is sponsored by the company COMSOL which develops mathematical modeling software that drives new breakthroughs in physics and engineering.
To learn more: www.comsol.com