I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Neural Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (NPNL) of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA. My research involves the development of neuroscience-based interactive systems for augmenting stroke rehabilitation through Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) and Virtual Reality (VR). My research interests include the investigation of Human Augmentation through Neural and Multimodal Interfaces for improving the quality-of-life either in an assistive or rehabilitative way. I have worked with BCI systems and VR in the context of my doctoral research (PhD) at NeuroRehabLab of UMa/MITI part of the Laboratory of Robotics and Engineering Systems (LARSyS) in Portugal and also during my graduate studies in the context of Ubiquitous Computing and Virtual Environments at Coventry University and the Serious Games Institute (SGI) in the United Kingdom.
A set of experimental prototypes are listed in which VR and/or Brain-Computer Interaction studies have been performed. From multimodal BCI training and motor priming (BCI Garage task), immersive VR feedback for BCIs (NeuRow), multiple computer interfaces for VR(RehaPanel & RehaMote) for assessing usability on stroke patients (TPT-VR), up to neurofeedback in various VR modalities (Levitate VR).