Huami and USTC establish joint lab on brain-computer interface

Photo by Robina Weermeijer on UnsplashHuami and the Institute of Advanced Technology at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC-IAT) have established the Brain-computer Interface Joint Laboratory.

The lab will build on Huami’s research and development in smart wearables and USTC’s research in brain science to achieve breakthroughs in key technologies and build a new model for active health.

USTC is a top Chinese research university in brain science. In January 2017, the National Development and Reform Commission approved USTC to build a national engineering laboratory for brain-inspired intelligence. It remains the only national scientific research platform in the field of brain-inspired intelligence.

The joint lab will be dedicated to portable non-invasive EEG acquisition prototypes and invasive brain-computer interfaces, integration of test equipment software and hardware systems, and drawing of neuronal circuits related to the whole-brain stress response of animal models.

It will carry out both non-invasive and invasive brain-computer interface research focused on fields such as emotion recognition, sleep health, epilepsy detection, and brain semantic analysis.

Studies will be carried out using EEG signals as the information carrier that integrates smart wearables, highlighting the characteristics of brain-computer intelligence.

The lab will also train students and help develop academic papers and patents.