BCI & Neurotech Masterclass Canada 1.0 | g.tec medical engineering GmbH


July 21, 2023 (MST Calgary)

Simply turn on your PC and get direct access to the most renowned national institutions and scientists in Canada.



Brain-computer interface technologies are becoming more and more popular because they open up many new human-centered research opportunities. International tech giants are also throwing themselves into the BCI field along with a lot of money. But what is happening in Canada regarding brain-interfacing technologies? There are many labs striving to find new applications to make a difference on the market.

g.tec has invited some of the best BCI researchers to present you the most exciting R&D that is currently happening in Canada. Don’t miss this chance to learn new and future applications of brain-computer interfaces and acquire insights into the know-how and techniques of our speakers.



9:30-10:15 Current and future applications of BCIs: assessment, control, rehabilitation, communication
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH

10:15-11:00 How new technologies improve the care of severely brain damaged patients
Steven Laureys, CERVO Brain Research Center, University Laval, Quebec

11:00-11:30 recoveriX – closed loop BCI system for stroke rehabilitation
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH

11:30-12:00 Towards EEG-based biomarkers of large-scale brain networks – applications in psychiatry
Saurabh Bhaskar Shaw, Western University, London, Vector Institute, Toronto

12:00-12:30 Lunch break

12:30-13:00 What do you gain by combining EEG and fNIRS?
Micah Ching, g.tec neurotechnology Canada

13:00-14:00 BCIs to enhance life participation for children with severe neurological disabilities
Adam Kirton & Dion Kelly, University of Calgary

14:00-14:45 More than child’s play: enabling BCI for kids
Eli Kinney-Lang, Erica Floreani, University of Calgary

14:45-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-15:30 A BCI based on corticomuscular coherence for application in sensorimotor control
Stevie Foglia, Aimee J. Nelson, McMaster University

15:30-16:00 BCIs signal processing and machine learning
Tiago H. Falk, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique
Centre Énergie, Matériaux, Télécommunications, Montreal

16:00-16:30 How to use the Unicorn Education Kit in your curriculum and join the hackathons?
Micah Ching, g.tec neurotechnology Canada

16:30-17:30 Bootstrapping a local neurotech ecosystem in Alberta
Eden Redman, NeuroAlbertaTech

17:30-18:00 Multi-modal outcome analysis in pediatric mild traumatic brain injury
Pauline DeJesus, University of Calgary

18:00-18:30 Taking cognitive neuroscience outside the lab with mobile eeg and eeg-notebooks 
John D. Griffiths, University of Toronto

18:30-19:30 Towards an optical-brain computer interface to assess brain function in patients with brain injuries
Androu Raafat F. Abdalmalak, Western University