CSI:Brainwave project’s full title is “Brainwave control of a wearable robotic arm for rehabilitation and neurophysiological study in Cervical Spine Injury” .

It is a multidisciplinary neurophysiological project, developed by the Lab of Medical Physics and supported by two Neurosurgical Departments. It has been awarded and is funded by the 2013 “Mario Boni” Research Grant by the Cervical Spine Research Society – European Section (CSRS-ES).


The aging of the global population obviates the need for systems able to monitor people in need in their personal or hospital environment. The isolated processing of data coming from visual or other sensors has reached it limits; however, the incorporation of multimodal information may lead to enhanced function and more robust recognition of emotional behavior. So far, affective computing approaches have not taken into consideration a cognitive model for the design of the experimental protocols.


The DISCOVER project is funded by the European Commission (FP7). The project will create a new service to deliver digital skills training for carers. This will focus in particular on opportunities for informal carers as a socially excluded group. DISCOVER is based on existing eLearning systems in Birmingham (Birmingham City University, The Open University) and Thessaloniki (Aristotle University Thessaloniki). The DISCOVER platform will integrate the existing systems and provide access to rich digital skills learning experiences.


It is increasingly recognised that structured and regular curriculum renewal is an essential element of modern medical education, and therefore requires specialist academic educationalists and a specialised unit to lead on developing and embedding. This expertise is missing in post–Soviet medical education, which is teacher-based and classroom-orientated, and, it is generally agreed, requires modernising to more authentic competency-based learning styles with greater relevance to clinical practice.


The Group collaborates with the University of Calgary in building the interface and semantically extending the old version of the Virtual Patient platform OpenLabyrinth.


The AUTISM education project, entitled “Educating Autistic Children by using new technologies”, was funded by the Operational Programme for Education and Initial Vocational Training (O.P. "Education") of the Greek Ministry of Education. 


Connecting for Caring (C4C) is a multi-level prevention, awareness-building, education and intervention project that was developed by the Center for Research and Practice in School Psychology of the University of Athens in cooperation with the Society for School and Family Consultation and Research, and is implemented with the generous donation of Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Scientific project leader is Chryse (Sissy) Hatzichristou, Professor of School Psychology in the University of Athens, Greece.