This book contains the proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics (NEUROTECHNIX 2013). NEUROTECHNIX 2013 is co-sponsored by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication and MedinRes – Medical Information and Research, held in cooperation with Neurotech Network, Nansen Neuroscience Network, Associação Portuguesa de EEG e Neurofisiologia Clínica, Sociedade Portuguesa de Neurologia and Fp7 Project Enlightenment, and held in collaboration with Antibodies Online. The Congress Technical Program includes oral presentations (full papers, short papers, and posters) organized around several topics such as: Neuromuscular Diseases, Parkinson Disease, Developmental Disorders, Dementia, Epilepsy, Sleep Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroinfections, Brain Tumors, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injury, Vision and Hearing Disorders. All full papers and short papers were
included in the proceedings. The congress includes also several thematic sessions organized by specialized researchers: VirtRehab 2013 - Virtual and Augmented Reality Systems for Upper Limbs Rehabilitation; DeNeuro 2013 - Decoding the Neural Drive to Muscle through the Analysis of Motor Neuron Spike Trains; SensoryFusion 2013 - Sensory Fusion for Diagnostics and Neurorehabilitation; RoboAssist 2013 - Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehabilitation; and BrainRehab 2013 - Brain-computer Interfaces and Brain Stimulation for Neurorehabilitation. A major aspect of the program is the inclusion of a set of four plenary keynote lectures given by internationally distinguished researchers, namely: Kevin Warwick (University of Reading, United Kingdom), François Hug (University of Queensland, Australia), Aldo Faisal (Imperial College London, United Kingdom) and Alexandre Castro-Caldas (Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal). NEUROTECHNIX received submissions from 21 countries, in all continents. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper review was performed by the Program Committee, whose members are highly qualified researchers in the NEUROTECHNIX topic areas. A post-congress Special Issue of the Springer Series in Computational Neuroscience is planned for publication of extended and revised versions of a restricted number of high quality papers presented during NEUROTECHNIX 2013. All papers presented at this congress will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library. Congresses are also meeting places where collaboration projects can emerge from social contacts amongst the participants. Therefore, in order to promote the development of research and professional networks, the congress includes in its social program a Congress Social Event & Banquet in the evening of September 20. We would like to express our thanks to all participants. First of all to the authors, whose quality work is the essence of this congress; secondly to all members of the Program Committee and auxiliary reviewers, who helped us with their expertise and valuable time. We would also like to deeply thank the invited speakers for their excellent contribution in sharing their knowledge and vision. Finally, a word of appreciation for the hard work of the secretariat: organizing a congress of this level is a task that can only be achieved by the collaborative effort of a dedicated and highly capable team.
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