Current and future applications of non-invasive and 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.

Date: October 15th , 2014
Time: 8 am - 7 pm
Venue: Center Convention Uberlândia
           Minas Gerais
           Uberlândia, Brazil


Alexander Lechner, MSc., sales man at g.tec medical engineering GmbH and researcher in the field of EEG based BCI systems. 

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for people interested in learning about state-of-the-art of BCIs, working in the area of human-computer interaction, neuro-rehabilitation, working with handicapped people, innovative human computer interaction, cognitive assessment and people interested in combining BCI technology with their field of expertise.

Preliminary Program

A  workshop allows to present all major BCI systems in real-time and is an important event that enables you to compare the different concepts. This helps to shape future plans for your own research applications.

08:00    Introduction to major methodological approaches of BCI & introduction to hard- and software (what’s necessary to measure brain-signals, which different BCI methods are available)

09:00    Hands-on sessions: BCI live experiments

10:00    Coffee-break

10:30    Hands-on sessions: BCI live experiments (Cont.)

12:30    Lunch break

14:00    final discussion & questions

14:30    Top 5 BCI Projects individual presentation - (20min each)

16:00    Coffee-break

16:30    Top 5 BCI Projects individual presentation - (Cont.)

17:00    “g.tec Bramsys 2014 BCI Award” Committee evaluation

19:00    Awards & Prizes Ceremony at Conference Dinner


For more informaiton please visit the conference website (CBEB 2014) or contact

Relevant links

State of Art in BCI research: The BCI Award 2010 book chapter
BCI videos - new results from Deniz Erdogmus, Gerwin Schalk, g.tec and many others