gNeC was created in 2014. It was born with the aim of integrating several disciplines to give answer and technical solutions to questions about the human physical and cognitive disabilities with a nervous system's nature. The group is enclosed under the Applied Robotics unit of Centro de Automática y Robótica (CAR), one of the institutes of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
The main goal of gNeC is to perform research activities that pursue to generate new knowledge and technological solutions oriented to understand and control human biological systems and their environmental interactions. For this purpose, body structures and nervous central and peripheral systems’ functions are evaluated looking for characterizing, diagnosing and predicting neurological conditions that affect motor system and/or cognitive abilities and developing suitable devices or systems that aid to overcome or improve the target condition.
The research areas of this group are Automation, Robotics and Computer Science including biological signal acquisition and processing, biomechanical models, exoskeletons, and computational cognitive modelling. All of these areas are complemented with knowledge coming from clinical, neurological and psychological contexts giving arise to a multidisciplinary research and development.
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