BCI & NEUROTECHNOLOGY SPRING SCHOOL 2022

April 25 – May 4, 2022 (GMT Vienna)

Participate in the most sophisticated online BCI & NEUROTECH event ever! We’ll give you the most recognized, hand-selected researchers in the field! Are you ready for 113 hours education?

REGISTER FOR 10 DAYS

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Learn from renowed, international experts and join the BR41N.IO Designers’ Hackathon to create your own applications.

This event is targeting developers, researchers, students and professors in the fields of biomedical engineering, signal processing, neuroscience, brain-computer interface and neuromodulation.

YOUR BENEFITS

  • Become a Hosting Partner and join The Spring School virtually with your class
  • Participate in the BR41N.IO Designers' Hackathon virtually with your class
  • Get hands-on experience in the BR41N.IO Designers' Hackathon
  • Win a Unicorn Hybrid Black in our social media challenge
  • Get a participation certificate with 10 credits
  • Add The Spring School to your CV
DAY 1 - APRIL 25

CUTTING-EDGE BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACES

9:00 | How cool are BCIs?
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering, Austria (AT)

10:00 | Combined EEG & fNIRS recordings for passive BCI applications
Tomasz M. Rutkowski, RIKEN AIP & The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (JP)

11:00 | How to perform ECoG-BCI experiments correctly?
Christoph Kapeller, g.tec medical engineering, Austria (AT)

12:00 | Who are The BCI Guys?
Harrison Canning, Colin Fausnaught, Rochester, New York (USA)

13:00 | Closed-loop experiments with EEG and FES systems
Francisco Fernandes, g.tec medical engineering, Austria (AT)

14:00 | BCIs for hearing aid technologies
Nima Mesgarani, Columbia University, New York (USA)

15:00 | How to record biosignals from different and multiple amplifiers
Micah Ching, g.tec medical engineering, Vancouver, BC (CA)

16:00 | Combined recording of EEG, EMG, EOG, ECG, GSR signals
Slobodan Tanackovic, g.tec medical engineering, Austria (AT)

17:00 | Robotic Couture – BCIs in Fashion
Anouk Wipprecht, Fashion Designer (NL)

18:00 | Brain-computer Interfaces: One possible future for how we play
Mike Ambinder, Valve, Bellevue, WA (USA)

19:00 | BCIs to enhance life participation for children with severe neurological disabilities
Adam Kirton, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, AL (CA)

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DAY 2 - APRIL 26

NEUROMODULATION & SPEECH DECODING

9:00 | Bidirectional noninvasive BMI-based neurorehabilitation for spinal cord injury patients
Solaiman Shokur, EPFL, Lausanne (CH)

10:00 | Decoding speech with ECoG
Tanja Schultz, University Bremen, Bremen (GE)

11:00 | ECoG and MEG for speech mapping & decoding and closed-loop motor interfaces
Alexey Ossadtchi Moscow, University, Higher School of Economics and , Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, Moscow (RU)

12:00 | Ambulatory closed-loop neurostimulation
Aysegul Gunduz, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (SA)

13:00 | Optimizing open-loop and closed-loop brain stimulation procedures
Johannes Grünwald, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

14:00 | Closed-loop BCIs in Parkinson patients with thalamus stimulation
Adam Hebb, St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, Colorado (USA)

15:00 | Neurobiomarker discovery in neurological disorders: applications in neuromodulation and functional neurosurgery
Nuri Firat Ince, University of Houston, Houston, Texas (USA)

16:00 | Rhythmic entertainment in cortical dynamics
Kai Miller, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MI (USA)

17:00 | Developing a speech neuroprosthesis for paralyzed users (2. place winner of the BCI Award 2021)
David A. Moses, UCSF, San Francisco, California (USA)

18:00 | sEEG and neurostimulation
Jonathon James Parker, Stanford University, San Francisco, California (USA)

19:00 | Grids, strips, deepth electrodes and much more
Justin Williams, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (USA)

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DAY 3 - APRIL 27

HIGHER DENSITY & MORE RESOLUTION

9:00 | Individual finger movement classification using ultra-high density EEG (3rd place BCI Award winner)
Hyung-Soon Park, KAIST, Daejeon (KOR)

10:00 | g.Pangolin – ultra high-density EEG grids
Leo Schreiner, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

11:00 | Passive BCIs for enhancement and learning with technology
Maryam Alimardani, Tilburg University, Thilburg (NL)

12:00 | Hyperscanning – EEG recordings from multiple subjects
Alex Lechner, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

13:00 | High-resolution ECG mapping
Gaby Captur, University College London, London (UK)

14:00 | Recording seizures and spreading depolarisations in awake rodents using graphene micro-transistor arrays
Rob Wykes, University College London, London (UK)

15:00 | Combining MEG, EEG, ECoG
Milena Korostenskaja, The Institute of Neuoapproaches, Orlando, Florida (USA)

16:00 | The Physio Observer to decode user states in real-time
Katrin Mayr, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Albany, NY (USA)

17:00 |Extracting information with fMRI and EEG
Ayelet Landau, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (IR)

18:00 | Eyetracking and EEG recordings
Alexander Lechner, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

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DAY 4 - APRIL 28

BCIs WITH FNIRS, STIMULATION & ERROR POTENTIALS

9:00 | The BCI & neurotech software g.tec Suite 2020
Martin Walchshofer, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

10:00 | A brain-spine interface complements deep-brain stimulation
Martin Moraud Eduardo, EPFL, CHUV, Lausanne (CH)

11:00 | BCIs for replacement and restoration of lost motor function in patient populations
Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg (GE)

12:00 | TMS with simultaneous EEG recording
Slobodan Tanackovic, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

13:00 | Early components TMS-Evoked Potentials as index of effective connectivity 
Marta Bortoletto, IRCCS Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Brescia (IT)

14:00 | fNIRS and EEG studies
Adam Noah, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (USA)

15:00 | Wireless EEG and fNIRS recordings
Patrick Reitner, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

16:00 | Invasive and non-invasive BCI speech decoding and detecting seizure onset zones in epilepsy
William Speier, UCLA, Los Angeles, California (USA)

17:00 | EEG, tDCS in pediatric ADHD
Mor Nahum, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem (IL)

18:00 | Error-related signals: from fundamental neuroscience to human-machine interaction
Gabriel Pires, Miguel Castelo-Branco University Coimbra, Coimbra (PT)

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DAY 5 - APRIL 29

ROBOTS, MUSIC & AVIATION

9:00 | Stentrode – A component of the Synchron brain-computer interface (1st place BCI Award winner)
Nicholas Opie, Synchron Inc., Melbourne (AUS)

10:00 | BR41N.IO – The brain-computer interface designers’ hackathon
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

11:00 | Humanoid robot control with BCIs
Abdelkader Nasreddine Belkacem, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain (AE)

12:00 | Super-force humanoid robots
Antonio Frisoli, Percro, Pisa (IT)

13:00 | How to control VR/AR with the g.tec Suite 2020
Bernard Wong, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Hong Kong (HK)

14:00 | Robotic control with EEG and ECoG technology
Christoph Kapeller, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

15:00 | Wireless EEG recordings and sports
Francisco Fernandes, g.tec medical engineering (AT)

16:00 | BCIs for severely motor-impaired musicians
Eduardo Miranda, University of Plymouth, Plymouth (UK)

17:00 | The g.tec configurator and the Unicorn Educational Kit
Fan Cao, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

18:00 | Unicorn Blondy Check – Neuromarketing made easy
Martin Walchshofer, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

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DAY 6 - APRIL 30

THE BR41N.IO HACKATHON (1/2)

9:00 | Introduction to BR41N.IO – A hackathon series by g.tec medical engineering
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

9:30 | Unicorn – The Brain Interface: Demo
Martin Walchshofer, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

10:30 | Motor imagery, P300, SSVEP and ECoG data-sets
Christoph Kapeller, Rupert Ortner, Johannes Grünwald g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg/Barcelona (AT/ES)

11:00 | Presentation of the hosting institutions & team formation
Christoph Guger (AT), Arianna Di Bernardo (IT), Enrico Sansone (IT), Abdelkader N. Belkacem (EA), Gabriel Pires (PT), Luis Emilio Bruni (DK), Hossein Dini (DK), Cosmin Bonchis (RO)

12:00 | Start BR41N.IO Hackathon

16:00 | Simulink/Arduino interface for EEG visualization and feedback over Unicorn Hybrid Black
Craig Ades, Florida Atlantic University, Orlando, Florida (USA)

18:00 | All night hacking

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DAY 7 - MAY 1

THE BR41N.IO HACKATHON (2/2)

13:00 | NeuroTechX – The international NeuroTech community
Yannick Roy NeuroTechX, Montreal (CA)

14:00 | BR41N.IO Hackathon project presentations

18:00 | BR41N.IO Award Ceromony

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DAY 8 - MAY 2

BCIs IN STROKE REHAB

9:00 | How to help stroke patients with g.tec’s brain-computer interfaces?
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

10:00 | recoveriX stroke therapy – A practice session
Marc Sebastian, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Barcelona (ES)

11:00 | Brain-computer interface training for patients with severe upper limb paresis after stroke – The Hammel Neurocenter Study
Iris Brunner, University of Aarhus, Aarhus (DK)

12:00 | Brain assessment parameters for stroke
Marc Sebastian, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Barcelona (ES)

13:00 | Stroke rehabilitation: How effective is FES?
Marian Poborniuc, Gheorghe Asachi’ Technical University of Iasi, Iasi (RO)

14:00 | Stroke rehabilitation with BCI and fMRI validation
Vivek Prabhakaran, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (USA)

15:00 | The recoveriX Gym in Slovenia
Sergej Prosen, recoveriX Gym Slovenia, Maribor (SI)

15:30 | BCI training experience with chronic patients in Israel
Nadav Schechter, recoveriX Gym Binyamina and Jerusalem (IL)

16:00 | Lower limb rehabilitation with recoveriX stroke therapy
Woosang Cho, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

17:00 | Clinical relevance of BCI treatment of stroke patients
David Lin, Massachusetts General Hospita, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (USA)

18:00 | recoveriX therapy in Florida
Dorothee Zuleger, Neurohub, Altamonte Springs, Florida (USA)

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DAY 9 - MAY 3

BCIs FOR BRAIN ASSESSMENT & COMMUNICATION WITH DOC, ALS & LOCKED-IN PATIENTS

9:00 | BCI for the assessment, prediction, communication & rehabilitation of patients with disorders of consciousness
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

10:00 | mindBEAGLE assessment, communication, predication, rehabiliation
Rupert Ortner, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Barcelona (ES)

11:00 | Advanced methodologies for EEG signal processing reveal new insights in Disorders of Consciousness
Jlenia Toppi, Sapienza Universitá di Roma, Rome (IT)

12:00 | New BCI paradigms applied in Shanghai
Jing Jin, East China University (CN)

13:00 | How to assess LIS and CLIS patients with brain-computer interfaces
Rossella Spataro, University of Palermo, Palermo (IT)

14:00 | Predication of outcome of coma patients
Marzia De Lucia, CHUV, Lausanne (CH)

15:00 | BCIs in the neurosurgery unit
Kyousuke Kamada, Mengumino Hospital, Sapporo (JP)

16:00 | How new technologies improve the care of severely brain damaged patients
Steven Laureys, University of Liége, Liege (BE)

17:00 | Cognition in DOC patients: assessment and management
Caroline Schnakers, Casa Colina Hospital, Pomona, California (USA)

18:00 | Vibro-tactile rehabilitation protocol for patients with disorders of consciousness
Ren Xu, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

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DAY 10 - MAY 4

FUNCTIONAL MAPPING OF ELOQUENT CORTEX AND CORTICAL NETWORKS WITH ECOG

9:00 | Functional mapping with the ECoG and cortico-cortical evoked potentials
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

10:00 | Analysis of cortical network in pathological brain by subdudal grid technique
Kyousuke Kamada, Mengumino Hospital, Sapporo (JP)

11:00 | Running functional mapping procedures in real-time
Christoph Kapeller, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

12:00 | High-gamma activity mapping of semi-awake state under generalized anesthesia
Takahiro Sanada, Asahikawa Medical Universit, Asahikawa (JP)

13:00 | Cortico-cortical evoked potentials
Riki Matsumoto, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe (JP)

14:00 | High-gamma mapping and gamma echo
Peter Brunner, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (USA)

15:00 | Functional mapping with stereo EEG in pediatric epilepsy surgery
Masanori Takeoka, Boston Children’s Hospital , Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (USA)

16:00 | Integrating MRI measurements with stimulation based connectivity in intracranial EEG
Dora Hermes, Mayo Clinic, Rochester (USA)

17:00 | Brain Stimulation – From functional mapping to closed-loop neuromodulation
Johannes Grünwald, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

18:00 | Participation certificates and Unicorn Hybrid Black winner announcement
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)

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„I have always been interested in BCI and the Spring School 2021 provided a comprehensive resource to understand all elementary concepts and SOTA research ongoing in the field. Read my complete summary about my experiences attending the g.tec BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School 2021. ”

Nayanika Biswas - Spring School 2021 Attendee

„I participated in the Spring School 2021 for ten days, it was a great experience and I learned a lot. I got to know professors and different fields of study in BCI technology. Furthermore, all of the other g.tec staff members contribute to this great school and taught us how to record EEG signals with the new g.tec instruments.“

Helia Mirabi - Spring School 2021 Attendee

I put the BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School and g.tec’s webinars into the curriculum of my University and my students from the BrainLab are following eagerly.

Adriane B. Randolph, PhD - Director of Kennesaw State University BrainLab

“The BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School 2021 was an amazing experience, ten days of great talks and presentations from some of the most important researchers in the field of Neuroscience. In the weekend, I took part in the Virtual Brain Hackathon! Our work aimed to implement a pipeline to augment SSVEP data using a TimeGAN model.“

Giacomo D’Amicantonio - Spring School 2021 Attendee, Machine Learning Journal Club Member

“These 10 days were really amazing and very educational. One of the most wonderful parts was connecting with great minds from various disciplines and countries.“

Shreyansh Sheth - Spring School 2021 Attendee

“For me, as a speech-language pathologist and audiologist, it is very important to be aware of new technologies that can make a difference in patients’ lives! And as a master’s student in Neuroengineering the Spring School 2021 was 10 days of full knowledge and learning new things in my research area!”

Carolina Evangelista - Spring School 2021 Attendee

“The Spring School 2021 was a great opportunity to learn and connect with great minds from various disciplines around the world! This was truly phenomenal!“

Victor Nguyen - Spring School 2021 Attendee

“In these 10 days I had the opportunity to focus on the theme Brain-Computer Interface and to discover once again the great power of technology on improving living conditions.
Competing in my first hackathon was a great stimulus and allowed me to get to know brilliant and creative people from all over the world.“

Francesco Di Tommaso - Spring School 2021 Attendee

“This Spring School covers all parts of the BCI world from non-invasive to invasive measurement and its application! It gave me a whole new experience learning more about those BCI applications and what everyone is working on. I really enjoyed the keynote speakers and learned a lot from them. “

Praewpiraya Wiwatphonthana - Spring School 2021 Attendee

“Through these intensive 10 days I learned about countless cutting-edge applications of neurotechnology from professionals world-wide. I am also truly humbled by their initiative of free education and the impact it has and will have on the next generation of scientists!“

Joao Pereira - Spring School 2021 Attendee

BECOME A HOSTING INSTITUTION & WIN

As a university, lab or institute, you can become a Hosting Partner at The Spring School 2022 and at all of our BR41N.IO Designers’ Hackathons. All you need is a Unicorn Education Kit, which consists of 8x Unicorn Hybrid Black EEG Headsets incl. full software environment. Then, you can easily put together 40 students in teams of 5 and participate in a BCI application programming project at the BR41N.IO Designers’ Hackathons during the Spring School 2022.

This is your chance to show your abilities in front of an international audience, get awareness, boost your image and win prize money too!

GET YOUR UNICORN EDUCATION KIT

THE BR41N.IO DESIGNERS' HACKATHON

The BR41N.IO Brain-Computer Interface Designers Hackathon has been created as an education opportunity to study current and future developments and unlimited possibilities of brain-computer interfaces and neurotechnologies in creative, scientific and clinical fields.

THE BR41N.IO HACKATHON