g.tec's Brain-Computer Interface workshop: Current and future applications of invasive and non-invasive BCIs

About the Workshop

Research groups all over the world have been working enthusiastically on Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs), which provide a direct connection from the human brain to a computer. BCIs translate brain activity into control signals for numerous applications, including tools to help severely disabled users communicate and improve their quality of life. BCIs have been used to restore movement, assess cognitive functioning, and provide communication and environmental control. During this workshop, we will demonstrate the three major BCI approaches - motor imagery, P300 and steady state visual evoked potentials (SSVEP) - for spelling, assessment, rehabilitation and robot control. We will also explain new directions like active and dry electrodes, invasive ECoG systems and advanced VR control. The audience will see all the required hardware and software, procedures for cap mounting, training and classifier setup, and BCI operation. We will invite audience members to participate in live demonstrations, providing real-world examples of modern BCI performance in field settings. 

During the Neuroscience 2014

The hands-on BCI workshop is embedded in Neuroscience 2014 organized by the SfN. This conference is the premier venue for neuroscientists from around the world to debut cutting-edge research on the brain and nervous system. Neuroscience 2014, SfN's 44th annual meeting, is scheduled for Nov. 15-19 in Washington D.C.. Please visit the official homepage of the Neuroscience 2014 for a detailed program.

Date: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: 156


Dr. Gerwin Schalk, Wadsworth Center, Albany, NY, developer of the BCI2000 platform and expert for non-invasive BCIs

Dr. Christoph Guger, CEO of g.tec medical engineering GmbH and developer of real-time brain-computer interfaces. 

DI Christoph Kapeller, PhD student of Guger Technologies OG and researcher in the field of ECoG based BCI systems.

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for people interested in learning about the state-of-the-art of BCI communication and for people who are interested in combining BCI technology in their field of expertise. The workshop contains material about human computer interaction, biosignal analysis in off-line and real-time mode, rehabilitation, assessment, biomedical and electrical engineering, computer sciences and Virtual Reality. After the workshop the audience will know how to run experiments and is informed about applications driving the field.

Time Schedule

6:30-7:30: Current and future applications of brain-computer interfaces. (Christoph Guger)

7:30-8:00: A spelling and environmental control system for locked-in patients. Experiment. (Christoph Guger, Christoph Kapeller)

8:00-8:30: BCI2000 - an open platform for brain-computer interface development. (Gerwin Schalk)

8:30-9:00: A system for the assessment of disorders for consciousness and stroke rehabilitation. Experiments. (Christoph Guger, Christoph Kapeller)


Please contact Barbara Vogt () to register because space is limited.

Relevant links

State of Art in BCI research: The BCI Award 2010 book chapter
BCI videos: New results from g.tec and many others