Technologies 4.0 for biomedical applications in everyday life scenarios
The era of the fourth industrial revolution brings together robotics, digital mobile devices and services, wearable sensors and IoT systems, building a highly interconnected ecosystem often intimately coupled with human beings and their body. In this scenario, humans can be no longer considered as purely biological systems, but rather being part of an artificial-biological mixed complex. These integrated systems are nowadays essential to foster cutting edge research in a wide variety of fields, from basic science research, to medical and industrial applications, to consumers technologies. Based on these considerations, this talk will present how wearable and IoT technologies are used to investigate basic mechanisms of motor neuroscience, to objectively assess brain pathologies, and to provide new tools to help people in everyday life learning. Finally, exploiting the new technologies emerging from Industry 4.0, the talk will introduce a new class of robotic platforms for training children during the acquisition of new sensorimotor skills, through the use of robotics combined with wearable sensors, IoT, Augmented Reality, machine learning and man-machine interfaces, opening the field of Education 4.0.