BCI & NEUROTECH MASTERCLASS CANADA 1.0

January 20, 2022 (MST Calgary)

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

 

FIRST TIME 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.

 

MASTERCLASS PROGRAM

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