Description of the challenges faced by the Tech Project
Develop a wearable whole body emotion communication system that expresses emotions.
Brief description of technology
The host institute offers an excellent research infrastructure to carry out the project. The facilities for psychophysical testing (EMG and EEG) are outstanding and Maastricht University is a world-class brain imaging center, which gives us privileged access for our fMRI studies and multimodal imaging. In addition to behavioural experiments, the main tools are a) comparative patient studies, neuropsychological test batteries and structured assessment of emotion and social cognition; b) Physiological measures; c) MRI Methods (Structural MR, Functional MRI, Retinotopic mapping of visual areas, structural (DTI) and functional connectivity analysis (Granger causality); d) MEG and EEG Recordings e) IVR (immersive virtual reality tools) combined with EEG or TMS; f) a wide selection of patients and social-culturally diverse groups
What the project is looking to gain from the collaboration and what kind of artist would be suitable
Visual, multimedia oriented artist is expected to integrate our methods into his artwork and extend the scope of those methods in doing so
Resources available to the artist
Office facility, studio facility, technical equipment, internet connection, laboratory, and periods of availability for artistic production, staff possibly allocated to the project, available budget for travel, consumables and equipments