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:  December 13th , 2017
Time:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue:  Parqtel: Rua Ministro Mário Andreaza, s/n – Várzea


Vitor Hazin, biomedical engineering student, BCI researcher and founder of Neurobots.

Felipe Farias, MSc., computational Intelligence researcher, PhD in progress.

Alexander Lechner, MSc. , sales man at g.tec medical engineering GmbH and researcher in the field of EEG based BCI systems. He will give a theoretical overview about BCIs and will also perform the practical sessions.

Special thanks to the host of the workshop, Vitor Hazin .

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  Introduction to major methodological approaches  of BCI  & introduction to hard- and software

11:00  Neurobots, a Brain Computer Interface Startup.

11:30  Deep Learning in Brain Computer Interface

12:00  Lunch

13:00  Hands-on sessions: BCI live experiments

16:00  Final discussion & questions


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

Please fill following registration form: Workshop registration Recife
and send it to Alexander Lechner  and Vitor Hazin

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

Related Media and Documents

Events & Conferences

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