The SENSATION Integrated Project aims to investigate the realm of sleep and its boundaries with the conscious state, as well as stress and other emotions, and to develop technologies for safety, health and comfort. Thus, SENSATION aims at promoting the health, safety and quality of life of people as well as protect the environment by reducing sleep/fatigue related accidents. The kernel of the project is the development of novel micro and nanosensors and related technologies, of low-cost and high-efficiency, for physiological state monitoring. The focus will be brain activity, including the sleep and wakefulness states and their boundaries, stress, inattention and hypovigilance states, for hypovigilance detection, prediction and management as well as diagnosis, treatment and remote monitoring of sleep disorders.
The SENSATION R&D approach is structured around four core areas:
- Physiological Foundations: to research and define the sleep and awake states and their boundaries, and to provide objectives for bio-measurement.
- Biosensing: development of ubiquitous and novel biosensing and supporting technologies, including connectivity and power.
- Computation: development and implementation of signal processing and computational intelligence algorithms with a focus on sleep, stress, attention and fatigue.
- Industrial and Medical Applications: The application of biosensing and Core computation to medical applications and to critical (in terms of time and accident impact) industrial processes.