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 10th , 2014
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Venue: GRADIANT, Ed. CITEXVI, Local 14, Campus Universitario de Vigo, 36310, Vigo, Spain

Speakers

Helena Fernández is the Technical Director of the GRADIANT's eHealth Area. She will present GRADIANT and the technologies and projects under development in the Centre.

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

Special thanks to the host of the workshop, Helena Fernández.

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.

10:00 – 10:15: Helena Fernández López: “GRADIANT: projects and technologies for eHealth”

10:15 – 10:45: Introduction to major methodological approaches of BCI

10:45 – 11:15: Practical part: introduction to hard- and software

11:15 – 11:30: coffee break

11:30 – 13:00: Hands-on sessions: P300-Speller, Motor imagery BCI

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Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required because space is limited.
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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