OUR HISTORY IN A NUTSHELL
UNICORN BRAIN INTERFACE
The Unicorn Brain Interface is a hybrid, wearable EEG headset on the market that allows users to write, draw, control robots and much more just by thinking! It acquires brain waves from 8 hybrid EEG electrodes that can be used wet or dry.
MEDICAL APPROVAL FOR CORTIQ AND RECOVERIX
Medical approval for the high-gamma mapping system cortiQ and for the stroke rehabilitation system recoveriX.
NEW BRANCH IN HONG KONG
as a direct sales point of contact
ELECTRICAL STIMULATORS FOR INVASIVE AND NON-INVASIVE USE
g.tec brought the first functional electrical stimulator (FES) with a real-time application programming interface (API) to the market, cleared as medical products. This was a major step that suddenly allowed researchers and developers to set up closed-loop experiments.
BR41N.IO HACKATHON SERIES
We created the BR41N.IO Brain-Computer Interface Designers Hackathon Series to promote current and future developments! This series also highlights the unlimited possibilities of BCIs in creative or scientific fields, and brings together engineers, programmers, designers and artists.
g.NAUTILUS WEARABLE EEG
g.tec introduced the g.Nautilus wireless dry and/or wet EEG recording system using active electrodes. This major achievement is still boosting BCI performance and user experience worldwide by improving the signal to noise ratio and ease of use. With g.Nautilus, users can now get EEG data that is almost artifact free, which is an important step to use as much of the recorded EEG data as possible. This became especially important for recordings with patients where you only get a very small time window, and hence recording the best possible EEG data is crucial.
DEVELOPMENT OF CODE-BASED VEP
g.tec developed code-based VEPs (visual evoked potentials) that allowed users to control a robotic device with an accuracy of 98% in a continuous control task and play World of Warcraft.
DEVELOPMENT OF CORTIQ BRAIN MAPPING
g.tec became more active with ECoG (electrocorticography) recordings, which have led to several publications and the development of cortiQ. The high spatial resolution of ECoG recordings has made it possible to decode much finer finger movements than with non-invasive recordings, and to analyze under-explored brain regions like the fusiform face area in real-time using high-gamma activity.
MICROSOFT INNOVATION AWARD
g.tec medical engineering wins the Microsoft Innovation Award.
g.HIAMP 256 CHANNEL BIOSIGNAL AMPLIFIER
g.tec released a 256 channel amplifier that can be used for non-invasive and invasive BCI experiments and enables high-gamma analysis with a high resolution than any other system.
FIRST BCI FOR HOME USE
intendiX was the first commercial BCI system for home use. This P300 speller could achieve 100% accuracy after only 5 minutes of training.
MATHWORKS CONNECTION PARTNER
MathWorks becomes an important partner for developing g.tec’s data acquisition software for MATLAB for several Brain-Computer Interface applications.
FOUNDATION OF G.TEC MEDICAL ENGINEERING GMBH
g.tec medical engineering was founded in 1999 as a spin-off from the Technical University in Graz, Austria by Christoph Guger and Günter Edlinger, who have been the CEOs ever since.
DEVELOPMENT OF THE FIRST BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACE
Christoph Guger and Günter Edlinger developed the first commercial Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) system while they were in graduate school together, with 100% accuracy using a motor imagery BCI system with Common Spatial Patterns.