SPRING SCHOOL 2024 | g.tec medical engineering GmbH

BCI & NEUROTECHNOLOGY SPRING SCHOOL 2024

April 22- May 1, 2024

In 2024, our Spring School achieved record-breaking attendance, attracting 82,881 participants from 118 countries, including 511 BR41N.IO hackers organized into 68 teams. Our highest-viewed lecture reached an impressive 77,111 viewers, while we fielded 4,218 questions from engaged attendees.

YOUR LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Over the course of 140 hours, participants accessed cutting-edge education, earning 14 credits and an exam certificate at no cost—an invaluable alternative to the typical $50,000 USD expense at prestigious universities. The potential value of our event, calculated at 82,881 attendees multiplied by $50,000 USD, amounts to a staggering $4,144,050,000 USD. We’re thrilled to offer this opportunity to individuals worldwide, free of charge. Thank you for contributing to its success and making it an unforgettable experience.

“It’s quite amusing that we’re orchestrating the world’s largest neurotech event from Schiedlberg, a place where rabbits outnumber humans.” Christoph Guger CEO, g.tec medical engineering GmbH

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MEDIA ABOUT THE SPRING SCHOOL

la weekly press statement

WHAT ATTENDEES SAY ABOUT THE SPRING SCHOOL

“Thrilled to have earned my certificate after diving into cutting-edge topics and engaging in discussions with top experts—all from the comfort of my home. It’s remarkable how technology connects us globally, transforming the future of neurotech.”

Vanessa Diaz - Spring School 2024 Attendee | Behavioral Neuroscientist

“Diving into the dynamic world of Brain-Computer Interfaces at the Spring School on BCI, I’m captivated by the synergy between tech and neuroscience, unveiling the profound potential of the human mind. Excited to learn from experts, collaborate, and explore the forefront of BCI. Let’s unite in harnessing the power of thought!”

Yugashi Jayalath - Spring School 2024 Attendee | Biomedical Engineer | Liverpool John Moores University

“Immersed in the captivating world of Brain-Computer Interfaces and Neurotechnology, this program offered a unique mix of theory and hands-on experience. I’m feeling grateful for this enriching journey.”

Giselle Salgado - Spring School 2024 Attendee | Embedded System Engineer

“I’m happy to share that the completion of 140 hours of education at the BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School 2024. It was an absolute pleasure to attend such a well-organized and informative event. I extend my heartfelt thanks to all the organizers and speakers for their invaluable contributions.”

İlayda Karadayı - Spring School 2024 Attendee | Biomedical Engineer | Biyomedikal Mühendisi

“Excited to announce my completion of the BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School, where I delved into cutting-edge BCIs and neurotechnologies over 140 immersive hours. From fundamental concepts to advanced applications, the potential to impact lives across various domains is truly inspiring. Grateful for this transformative experience shaping my future endeavors in the dynamic field of BCI.”

Mohammad Zakaria Rajabi - Spring School 2024 Attendee | Biomedical Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Health

“My journey at the BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School was truly extraordinary. Over 140 hours, I delved deep into cutting-edge BCIs and neurotechnologies, exploring both theory and hands-on applications. From brain assessments to motor rehabilitation, the potential to impact lives across various domains is immense. Grateful for the interactive learning approach and excited to apply newfound knowledge in shaping the future of this dynamic field.”

Dr. Mohammad Neshatpour - Spring School 2024 Attendee | doctor of veterinary medicine, Iran

“A huge shoutout to the amazing team at g.tec for organizing such a transformative event. Your dedication and hard work made every session truly valuable, and I’m leaving with a wealth of knowledge and insights that will undoubtedly shape my future endeavors.”

Kelvin Wong - Spring School 2024 Attendee | General Manager at Ultra Technology Engineering

“As a participant in this year’s Springschool, I can confidently say that it has been an incredibly enriching experience. Throughout the event, I have had the opportunity to truly flourish, delving into a myriad of high-level and diverse topics within the realms of BCI and Neurotechnologies.”

Benjamin Delteil - Spring School 2024 Attendee | Neurosciences

“I attended the g.tec medical engineering GmbH 2023 Spring School for BCI & Neurotechnology. Before attending, I was excited, reading through the curriculum like it were a menu at a Michelin-starred restaurant. During, I was impressed by the breadth of the topics covered and the excellent quality of the research presented, both in originality and execution, and dare I say, boldness. Thinking back on it now, I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in organizing it, including Dr. Christoph Guger and the speakers!
It is becoming clear that the Spring School represents an unmissable event every year for everyone active in the neurotech industry as a 360 overview, as well as an invaluable resource for people passionate about the field!”

David Cian - Spring School 2023 Attendee, Neuroengineer | Data Scientist, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

“I had the chance to participate in BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School offered by g.tec medical engineering GmbH, where I had the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of 122 speakers who represented 84 universities and companies from around the world. The program was quite intense, but it was worth it! The event covered a comprehensive range of topics including brain-computer interface (BCI), EEG signal processing, VR, neural imaging, and AI. It was an incredible opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating field and connect with experts from different backgrounds.”

Berrak Hoşgören - Spring School 2023 Attendee, MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, Università degli Studi di Padova

“Not only did I attend 10 days of BCI & Neurotechnology lectures from leading scientists from all over the globe. Now my mind is packed with science. And even better: I passed the exam 90/100 at the end of spring school. I certainly did not expect that after 10 days in a row with lecture after lecture. It was a great opportunity to get to know more about the current state-of-art as well expanding knowledge on neuroimaging, neuromodulation, neurorehabilitation and BCIs.
Thank you very much to Dr. Christoph Guger and the whole team at g.tec medical engineering GmbH for organizing this great spring school. I can only recommend attending the BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School, see you next year!”

Martin Wimmers - Spring School 2023 Attendee, Research Master Student of Cognitive Neuroscience, Radboud University

“I feel grateful to have been able to take part in the enriching experience of diving into the world of BCI during the BCI Spring School 2023 provided by g.tec medical engineering GmbH. The intensity of the course was worth it, as I have gained an immense amount of knowledge and insights into the cutting-edge field of BCI. One of the highlights of the BCI Spring School 2023 was the hackathon, where participants were developing fascinating BCI applications and fantastic projects.
Overall, participating in the BCI Spring School 2023 was an amazing experience that exceeded my expectations in every way. I am thankful for the opportunity to have learned from such a talented and diverse group of professionals, and I look forward to continuing to explore the exciting possibilities of BCI technology in the future.”

Ekaterina Sergeeva - Spring School 2023 Attendee, Neuroscience enthusiast, Sweden

“I wanted to take a moment to express my sincere thanks to Dr. Christoph Guger and g.tec medical engineering GmbH for organizing the g.tec Spring School 2023. The program was incredibly informative, and I feel like I learned so much. I was particularly impressed by the quality of the speakers and their willingness to answer questions and provide guidance throughout the program. I also appreciated the opportunity to connect with other participants and build my professional network. Thank you again for all your hard work and for providing such a valuable learning experience.”

Dr. Gaurav Sharma - Spring School 2023 Attendee, Senior Consultant Physiotherapist at Institute of Brain and Spine, India

“The g.tec medical engineering GmbH Spring School has equipped me with valuable knowledge and skills that I can now apply in my personal and professional life. It’s amazing how much can be learned in a short amount of time with the right resources and support.
I want to thank Dr. Christoph Guger, Alexander Lechner, and fellow participants for making the journey unforgettable. I’ve had the privilege of learning from and connecting with some truly amazing individuals. Their passion and dedication to teaching made the learning experience engaging and enjoyable. I’m excited to see where this newfound knowledge and skills take me. Cheers to new beginnings and endless possibilities.”

Pius Kariuki - Spring School 2023 Attendee, Biomedical Engineering student at Kenyatta University

“After completing a virtual internship, Francisco Fernandes invited me to register for BCI and Neurotechnology Spring School 2022. I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to attend 130 hours in 10 days. Nevertheless, I’m glad that I did. I would like to thank Dr. Christoph Guger for arranging this spring school and gathering great scientists from all over the globe to present many amazing studies in only 10 days. I look forward to the next spring school.“

Abrar K Moghalles - Spring School 2022 Attendee, BSc in Biochemistry

“10 days & 130 hours of quality content from experts, researchers and practitioners in the field of #BCI & #neurotechnology. 🧠 Many thanks to Dr. Christoph Guger and the entire g.tec medical engineering GmbH team for this opportunity!“

Angela Natalizio - Spring School 2022 Attendee, Biomedical Engineer, PhD Student at Politecnico di Torino

“I would like to thank g.tec medical engineering GmbH and all those who contributed to the success of the meeting dedicated to BCI & NEUROTECHNOLOGY. They have been days of intense activity and involvement, which have seen a fruitful discussion and an interesting exchange of ideas with a clearly professional value. I take this opportunity to express all my appreciation for the stimulating presentations as they have been constructive and indispensable for stay connected to the field and learn more. Looking forward for the next event of this great team.“

Angelo Di Iorio - Spring School 2022 Attendee, Biomedical Engineer, Laboratoire d'Informatique Robotique et Microélectronique de Montpellier LIRMM, Termoli, Italy

“It was an immense pleasure to have been able to participate in your course on Neuroscience and Neurotechnology, our brain has no limits, it is an ever more advanced frontier, neuroscience is the future. Thank you very much Dr. Christoph Guger and g.tec medical engineering GmbH for this amazing course! 🧠“

Chiara Pirani - Spring School 2022 Attendee, Molecular Biologist, Rimini, Italy

“#BCIandNeurotechnologySpringSchool2022 has officially ended for this year. Happy to have attended all 130 hours, 10 days (with no coffee breaks!)! Thanks again Dr. Christoph Guger and everyone at g.tec medical engineering GmbH for the organization of this event, and thanks to all the illustrious lecturers who gave their enlightening talks! I feel that my knowledge of the field has really expanded, and I know there is still plenty to learn, but nevertheless I hope to do more in the #neurotechnology and #bci in the future!“

Francesco Vella - Spring School 2022 Attendee, Biomedical Engineer, M.Sc, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

“An impressive experience, I am thankful for Spring School 2022 by g.tec medical engineering GmbH. It was 10 days of continuous amazement, that is what make researchers fall in love with this field. And this is proof of my commitment to becoming one!!!! #experience #engineering #medical #gtec2022“

Henry Rivera - Spring School 2022 Attendee, BCI & Data Science Enthusiast, Mechatronic Engineer, Munich, Germany

“For two years, a part of my Ph.D. works are related to BCI( Brain-Computer Interface ), most of my research activities connecting robots with the human brain, so all my previous interest in BCI-robots activities, however after I’ve attended #BCIandNeurotechnologySpringSchool2022 organized by g.tec medical engineering GmbH, it really ignites great interest and passions for driving deep in this field for its great potential not only to improve human performance in future but, also for tangible results in many medical fields. Honestly, these ten days transferred ten decades of accumulated knowledge and experience, but it also was painful and frustrated 😤 more than 10 hours every day without even a coffee ☕ break“

Karameldeen Omer - Spring School 2022 Attendee, PhD Student, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy

“I am happily sharing the certificate of the last 10days achievement in #Neurotechnology. g.tec medical engineering GmbH organized a wonderful spring school that I was invited to participate. It was challenging since full-day workshops occupied my days, but every second was worth it!
I am thankful for the very inspiring lectures.“

Kristof Schwartz - Spring School 2022 Attendee, Clinical Researcher from Harvard Medical School Hungary

“I am delighted to be part of the team who won the Data Analysis projects during the BR41N.IO Brain-Computer Interface Hackathon (45 teams, 53 countries). A huge learning experience using an invasive BCI system where we sought to decode different hand movements using ECoG data from an epileptic subject. So grateful to the g.tec team for this opportunity, for organizing the BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School 2022, a 10 day/130 hours event bringing together the top experts of the field and offering invaluable knowledge both to beginners and professionals. The most special thanks and admiration to Dr. Christoph Guger for inspiring all of us to collaborate and advance the BCI research.“

María Goñi - Spring School 2022 Attendee, Ph.D., Neuroscience researcher Aachen, Germany

“I want to thank g.tec medical engineering GmbH for hosting this year’s BCI and Neurotechnology Spring School 2022. 130 tough hours listening to amazing researchers, professors, and experts in the field of BCI and neurotechnology. I went into this spring school as a newbie in the field to figure out if this field is worth pursuing in the future. The speakers have managed to spark my interest with their extremely fascinating insights and plans. I am staying active in this field and looking forward to many more talks at conferences or the next Spring school!“

Maximilian Hohenbühel - Spring School 2022 Attendee, Student at TH Deggendorf - Section Artificial Intelligence Bolzano, Italy

“It was 130 hours in 10 days with no coffee breaks, could I make it through these? 🤔 At first, that’s what I thought. Oh goodness, I had a wonderful time! 🤩 I’ve been intrigued with neuroscience and its trends lately. It was mind-boggling to see amazing talks and discussions from experts in BCI and NeuroTech on amazing topics: VR, robotics, neurosurgery. 🤯 The BR41N.IO Hackathon is also STACKED with astonishing projects. A million thanks to Dr. Christoph Guger and the entire g.tec team for conducting the fantastic event. I’ve learned a ton. 🙏 This will be truly one of my remarkable experience by far.“

Mohamad Alamsyah - Spring School 2022 Attendee, Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate at Bandung Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia

“I’ve had the pleasure to participate in BCI & Neurotech Spring School organised. 10 days, 130 hours (without coffee breaks! :D) and amazing speakers from all around the world. I’ve learned much about ECoG, fNIRS, CCEP, SSVEP and ERD used in brain-computer interfaces. Their capabilities reach from neurorehabilitation to fashion (Thanks to Anouk Wipprecht for extremely inspiring talk!). I also had an opportunity to participate in BR41N.IO Hackathon. Me and my team were analysing motor imagery BCI dataset from a chronic stroke patient. We won the 2nd place.“

Monika Tutaj - Spring School 2022 Attendee, Postgraduate student at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Neurocognitive Science, Poland

“I am really grateful that I joined the biggest BCI meeting, the BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School 2022. 130 hrs, 10 days of intense training in neurotech were fascinating and getting into new cutting edge techniques and data analysis methods. Huge thanks to Dr. Christoph Guger and g.tec medical engineering GmbH for this incredible opportunity of high level education.“

Rolando Arpi - Spring School 2022 Attendee, Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering - Poltecnico di Torino Rome, Italy

“With 10 days and 130 hours of presentations, the g.tec medical engineering GmbH’s amazing Spring School 2022 comes to an end. Absolutely delighted to have gotten a chance to attend the sessions given by pioneers in the field of neurotechnology. Saying that I am inspired and motivated would be an understatement, for sure.“

Shrestha Agarwal - Spring School 2022 Attendee, Maharashtra, India

“10 days, 130 hours of presentations, and one awesome hackathon with some of the best ideas later, the BCI Spring School 2022 has come to an end. It has been a wonderful journey through neurotechnology and most surely shaping career paths for everyone who attended. A huge thanks g.tec for creating this platform and bringing in some of the best minds in neurotechnology to speak. Each lecture was amazing and gave a lot of ideas to take home. Definitely looking forward to attending the talks and the hackathon next year.“

Sujay Sadashiva - Spring School 2022 Attendee, MSc Artificial Intelligence (Cogsys), Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

“Incredible experience with such passionate people and mind blowing presentations. Special thanks to g.tec medical engineering GmbH for organising such an expansive and intriguing spring school and promoting this niche but priceless area for those interested.“

Yildiz Dilara Parry - Spring School 2022 Attendee, Data & AI Analyst at Accenture, MSc in Biomedicine (specialised in Neuroscience), BCI & Robotics Enthusiast Belgium

“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

„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

“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

“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

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

„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

“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

“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

“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
Day 1 - April 22 (Vienna time)

RUNNING BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACE AND NEUROTECHNOLOGY

8:00 Brain-computer interface and neurotechnology overview
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT) & Hackathon Host
9:00 How to record EEG with 99% purity index
Francisco Fernandes, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
10:00 Olfactory/scent BCI and healthy aging neurobiomarkers using EEG, electrobulbography, fNIRS, eye tracking
Tomasz M. Rutkowski, RIKEN AIP & The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (JP)
11:00 g.tec Suite – real-time processing and off-line analysis
Martin Walchshofer, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
12:00 The impact of robotics and other modern technologies on the lives of humans and other living organisms
Masa Jazbec, University of Art and Design Linz (AT)
13:00 g.tec Suite to control Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Bernard Wong, g.tec neurotechnology Hong Kong (HK)
14:00 ECoG and stereo-EEG for BCIs: hardware and software requirements
Christoph Kapeller, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
15:00 Speech decoding and synthesis from intracranial signals
Dean Krusienski, Virginia Commonwealth University (USA)
16:00 Running EP experiments: auditory, visual, vibro-tactile
Slobodan Tanackovic, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
17:00 Robotic couture – BCIs in fashion. Screendress and much more
Anouk Wipprecht, Fashion Designer (USA)
18:00 Making better BCIs: BCIs create synthetic heksors
Jon Wolpaw, National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (USA)
19:00 Neuromotor interfaces for human computer interaction at Meta
Alexandre Gramfort, Meta Reality Labs (USA)
20:00 Closed-loop experiments with EEG and functional electrical stimulation and TMS
Alexander Lechner, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)

 

 

DAY 1 - RECORDING

Day 1 focused on an extensive exploration of brain-computer interface (BCI) and neurotechnology, covering topics ranging from EEG recording techniques to the impact of modern technologies on human life. Sessions included discussions on olfactory/scent BCI, real-time processing with the g.tec Suite software environment, the hardware requirements for ECoG and stereo-EEG BCIs, speech decoding from intracranial signals, running EP experiments, and the integration of BCIs in fashion design. Additionally, speakers highlighted advancements in neuromotor interfaces and closed-loop experiments, providing attendees with a comprehensive overview of the field’s current state and future prospects.

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Day 2 - April 23 (Vienna time)

STATE-OF-THE-ART NEUROMODULATION

8:00 Optimizing open-loop and closed-loop brain stimulation procedures
Johannes Gruenwald, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
9:00 The endovascular neural interface: from proof of concept to the clinical trial
Sam John, University of Melbourne (AU) & Hackathon Host
10:00 Exploring the neural mechanisms of normal and abnormal brain functions in humans using BCI
Shenghong He, Oxford University (UK)
11:00 Direct cortical responses, axono-cortical and cortico-cortical evoked potential to guide brain (tumor) surgery: interests, measures and interpretations
Francois Bonnetblanc, Université de Montpellier (FR)
12:00 Cortical dynamics and neurotechnological challenges
Mavi Sanchez, IDIBAPS (ES)
13:00 Combining MEG, EEG, ECoG
Milena Korostenskaja, g.tec neurotechnology USA (USA)
14:00 Rhythmic entertainment in cortical dynamics
Kai Miller, Mayo Clinic (USA)
15:00 Decoding cross-modal information from the brain using intracranial recordings
David Brang, University of Michigan (USA)
16:00 Investigation of high frequency oscillations of iEEG with computational intelligence for the rapid localization of seizure onset zone in epilepsy
Nuri Firat Ince, Mayo Clinic (USA)
17:00 Tractography, brain stimulation and mapping for white matter navigation
Christoph Kapeller, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
18:00 Linking spatial and temporal resolution with hardware powered multimodal low-latency state dependent TMS
Alex Ossadtchi, Higher School of Economics, AIRI, (RU)
19:00 Ultrasound as a non-invasive tool for neurostimulation
Marc Fournelle, Fraunhofer IBMT (GE)
20:00 Brain-to-text and brain-to-voice
Nicholas Scott Card, Maitreyee N. Wairagkar, UC Davis (USA), 1st place winner BCI Award

 

 

 

DAY 2 - PART 1 - RECORDING

Day 2 was dedicated to cutting-edge advancements in neuromodulation, covering a wide array of topics such as open-loop and closed-loop brain stimulation optimization, the development of endovascular neural interfaces, and the exploration of neural mechanisms using BCI technology. Presentations also included discussions on cortical dynamics, cross-modal information decoding, and the application of computational intelligence in investigating high-frequency oscillations for epilepsy diagnosis. Additionally, speakers highlighted innovative techniques such as ultrasound neurostimulation and brain-to-text/voice interfaces, showcasing the latest breakthroughs in the field of neurotechnology.

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DAY 2 - PART 2 - RECORDING

The last presentation was about an innovative technique, the ultrasound neurostimulation and brain-to-text/voice interfaces, showcasing the latest breakthroughs in the field of neurotechnology.

 
Day 3 - April 24 (Vienna time)

GAINING MORE RESOLUTION

8:00 Auditory BCI research at Shibaura Institute of Technology
Shin’ichiro Kanoh, Shibaura Institute of Technology (JP)
9:00 The Next Level: Integrating BCI in Modern Gaming Experiences
Ethel Pruss, Caterina Ceccato, Anita Vrins, Jos Prinsen, Thilburg University (NL)
10:00 EEG in action – extracting fMRI guided EEG biomarkers for therapy
Oded Kraft, Graymatters (IL)
11:00 User training in motor imagery brain-computer interfaces
Maryam Alimardani, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL) & Hackathon Host
12:00 g.Pangolin – 1024 channel ultra high-density EEG grids
Leo Schreiner, Matteo La Rosa, Pauline Schomaker, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT), Sabienza University (IT), University of Groningen (NL)
13:00 Noninvasive in-vivo whole heart electrophysiological mapping
Gaby Captur, University College London (UK)
14:00 Next frontiers of artificial intelligence in brain computer interfaces
Nadia Mammone, University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria (IT)
15:00 Towards finding an objective and data-driven approach for defining real TMS-EEG from sham responses
Ahmadreza Keihani, University of Pittsburgh (USA)
16:00 Challenges and opportunities in studying effective connectivity through TMS-EEG coregistration
Marta Bortoletto, IRCCS Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli (IT)
17:00 Immersion and how to have a realistic experience based on cognitive factors
Jonas Vibell, University of Hawaii (USA)
18:00 Hyperscanning – EEG recordings from multiple subjects with cognitive load
Francisco Fernandes, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
19:00 How to get clean EEG and ECoG data by running OSCAR
Johannes Gruenwald, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
20:00 A high-performance neuroprosthesis for speech decoding and avatar control
Kaylo Littlejohn, University of California, San Francisco, 2nd place winner BCI Award (USA)

 

 

 

DAY 3 - PART 1 - RECORDING

Day 3 of our BCI and Neurotech Spring School was about ‘Gaining More Resolution’ with a dynamic lineup of talks, starting with Auditory BCI research and exploring the integration of BCIs in gaming experiences. Insights were given into cutting-edge EEG techniques for therapy and motor imagery training, alongside presentations on ultra high-density EEG grids, noninvasive electrophysiological mapping, artificial intelligence in BCIs, TMS-EEG responses, and immersive experiences, promising a rich exploration of the latest advancements in neurotechnology.

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DAY 3 - PART 2 - RECORDING

In this lecture, an expert in neural engineering explored groundbreaking neuroprosthetic technology that decodes brain waves to create speech and control digital avatars.

 
Day 4 - April 25 (Vienna time)

CUTTING-EDGE BRAIN-COMPUTER INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY

8:00 Neurogames 101: state-of-art, guidelines and challenges to build an accessible and enjoyable BCI experience
Michele Romani, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
9:00 TMS experiments with active and passive EEG electrodes
Slobodan Tanackovic, Patrick Reitner, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
10:00 Recording spikes from micro-electrocorticographic array: Applications for brain-computer interface
Jack Yu Tung Lo, National Neuroscience Institute (SG)
11:00 BCIs in Essex
Reinhold Scherer, Essex University (UK) & Hackathon Host
12:00 Neuroimaging findings of human brain changes following long-duration spaceflight to the International Space Station and during zero-g flights
Steven Jillings, University of Antwerp (BE)
13:00 Hybrid brain-machine interfaces for remote monitoring & neurorehabilitation of neurological disorders
Zied Tayeb, University of Lincol (UK), Myelin-H (LX)
14:00 Electrical stimulation evoked biomarkers of human brain networks
Dora Hermes, Mayo Clinic (USA)
15:00 Neurofeedback in Virtual Reality – DTx in the new dimension!
Christian Gnerlich, brain.jo (DE)
16:00 Neurotechnology and spatial design synergies – from microcontrollers to cities
Firas Safieddine, Spatial Forces (ES)
17:00 Recording EEG from animals
Leo Schreiner (AT), Marco Fummo (IT), Susanna Essl (AT)
18:00 Recording biosignals from different and multiple amplifiers
Micah Ching, g.tec medical engineering Canada (CA)
19:00 Wireless EEG and fNIRS recordings
Maria Antonia Piedrahita, Patrick Reitner, g.tec medical engineering Colombia (CO), g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
20:00 Wearable BCIs and Virtual Reality: neuroergonomics meets the metaverse
Tiago Falk, INRS-EMT (CA)

 

 

 

DAY 4 (PART 1) RECORDING

Day 4 of our event on April 25th dives deep into the world of cutting-edge Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology. Experts from around the world present a wide array of topics, including neurogames, brain stimulation experiments, spaceflight neuroimaging findings, hybrid brain-machine interfaces, and more. Highlights include discussions on electrical stimulation biomarkers, neurofeedback in Virtual Reality, and recording EEG from animals.

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DAY 4 (PART 2) RECORDING

Day 4 of our event on April 25th dives deep into the world of cutting-edge Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology. Experts from around the world present a wide array of topics, including neurogames, brain stimulation experiments, spaceflight neuroimaging findings, hybrid brain-machine interfaces, and more. Highlights include discussions on electrical stimulation biomarkers, neurofeedback in Virtual Reality, and recording EEG from animals.

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Day 5 - April 26 (Vienna time)

INVASIVE AND NON-INVASIVE BCI APPLICATIONS

8:00 Wireless EEG recordings and sports
Francisco Fernandes, g.tec medical engineering, Schiedlberg (AT)
9:00 Non-invasive neuro-interfaces for interacting with robotics exoskeletons
Jose Maria Azorin, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Alicante (ES)
10:00 Sleep analyses – when we go beyond EEG?
Samu Kainulainen, University of Eastern Finland (FI)
11:00 Don’t believe the hype: neuroprivacy and the importance of ecological validity
Oskar MacGregor, University of Skövde, Sweden
12:00 Research on paradigm design, algorithm optimization and application of Brain-computer
Jing Jin, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, (CN)
13:00 The g.tec configurator and the Unicorn Educational Kit
Fan Cao, g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Schiedlberg (AT)
14:00 Alphabet reversal writing in children’s learning process: a study of event-related potential in alerting, orienting, and inhibition
Ivy Jong Hui Ying, Universiti Sains Malaysia (MY)
15:00 Clinical and neuroscientific applications of an intracortical brain-computer interface system
Dan Rubin, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)
16:00 On the role of synergies in human-robot interaction
Ramana Kumar Vinjamuri, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (USA)
17:00 Neurophysiologically based brain state tracking & modulation: integrating brain implants & cloud brain co-processors
Vaclav Kremen, Mayo Clinic (USA)
18:00 Using multi-channel intracortical microstimulation to elicit tactile feedback
Charles Greenspon, University Chicago, 3rd place winner BCI Award (USA)
19:00 Exploration of bottlenose dolphin auditory processing using ‘high density’ 16 channel EEG
Matt Schalles, Aurora University (USA)
20:00 BCI-fi: BCI science fiction
Brendan Z. Allison, UCSD, San Diego, California (USA)

 

 

 

DAY 5 - PART 1 - RECORDING

Day 5 of the conference focused on invasive and non-invasive applications of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). Sessions covered topics like wireless EEG in sports, neuro-interfaces for robotics, sleep analysis beyond EEG, and neuroprivacy. Researchers discussed paradigm design, clinical applications of BCIs, human-robot interaction, and brain state tracking.

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DAY 5 - PART 2 - RECORDING

Day 5 ended with intriguing talks on tactile feedback, dolphin auditory processing with EEG, and speculation about BCI science fiction.

 
Day 6 - April 27 (Vienna time)

BR41N.IO DESIGNERS' HACKATHON

9:00 BR41N.IO  BCI Hackathon introduction
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
9:30 Unicorn Hybrid Black and Unicorn Headband demonstration
Martin Walchshofer, Leo Schreiner, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
10:30 Unicorn Unity Gaming Interface
Michele Romani, Bernard Wong, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
11:00 Motor imagery, P300, SSVEP, ECoG data-sets
Sebastian Sieghartsleitner,  Johannes Grünwald, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
11:30 Start BR41N.IO Hackathon with hosting institutes & team formation
12:00 All day hacking
16:00 Neurotechnology and the community: learnings from the decade and the path forward
Alex Higuera, NeuroTechX (USA)
24:00 All night hacking

 

 

DAY 6 - RECORDING

Day 6 of the BR41N.IO Designers’ Hackathon was filled with intense creativity and innovation. Participants dedicated the entire night and day to hacking away at their projects, fueled by determination and passion. At 2:00 PM, each team presented their projects, showcasing their ingenuity and hard work to the audience. Later, at 8:00 PM, the BR41N.IO Ceremony took place, where jury members assessed the projects and recognized outstanding achievements. The event concluded with the distribution of participation certificates, celebrating the collaborative spirit and accomplishments of all involved in the hackathon.

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Day 7 - April 28 (Vienna time)

BR41N.IO DESIGNERS' HACKATHON

6:00 All night & day hacking
14:00 Project presentations of each team
18:00 BR41N.IO Ceremony
Jury members
18:30 BR41N.IO participation certificates

 

 

 

DAY 7 - RECORDING

Day 7 of the BR41N.IO Designers’ Hackathon was filled with intense creativity and innovation. Participants dedicated the entire night and day to hacking away at their projects, fueled by determination and passion. At 2:00 PM, each team presented their projects, showcasing their ingenuity and hard work to the audience. Later, at 8:00 PM, the BR41N.IO Ceremony took place, where jury members assessed the projects and recognized outstanding achievements. The event concluded with the distribution of participation certificates, celebrating the collaborative spirit and accomplishments of all involved in the hackathon.

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Day 8 - April 29 (Vienna time)

BCIS FOR NEUROREHABILITATION

9:00 How to help stroke patients and patients with Multiple Sclerosis with brain-computer interfaces
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
10:00 recoveriX stroke therapy – A practice session
Marc Sebastian, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (ES)
11:00 recoveriX in clincial routine around the world
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
12:00 Bridging science and neurotechnology to neurorehabilitation: BCI training for neurological disorders
Jorge Alves, Centro Cerebro, recoveriX Braga (PT)
13:00 Lower limb stroke rehabilitation with recoveriX
Woosang Cho, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
14:00 Brain assessment parameters for stroke
Sebastian Sieghartsleitner, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
15:00 Off-line analysis of EEG-data with g.BSanalyze
Danut Irimia, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (RO)
16:00 Vox per machina: BCI communication in ALS, stroke and deep coma
Benjamin Svejgaard Jørgensen, Aalborg Universitetshospital (DK)
17:00 recoveriX study with different control groups
Jack Zhang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK)
18:00 Decoding pain relief: electrophysiological markers of chronic pain in spinal cord stimulation
Ilknur Telkes, Florida Atlantic University (USA)
19:00 Decoding of brain signals for brain-computer interfaces at the NTLab
Javier Mauricio Antelis Ortíz, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Guadalajara (MX)
20:00 Different apps for upper and lower limb therapy
Rupert Ortner, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (ES)

 

 

DAY 8 - RECORDING

Day 8 of the BCI & Neurorehabilitation Spring School featured a comprehensive exploration of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) in neurorehabilitation, with presentations covering stroke therapy, recoveriX implementation, brain assessment parameters, and off-line EEG data analysis. Experts from around the world shared insights into the practical application of BCIs for lower limb stroke rehabilitation, communication in conditions like ALS and coma, and decoding electrophysiological markers of chronic pain. Attendees gained valuable hands-on experience, learned about global recoveriX studies, and explored the integration of science and neurotechnology in BCI training for neurological disorders. The day concluded with discussions on decoding brain signals for BCIs and the use of different apps for upper and lower limb therapy, providing a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements in neurorehabilitation technology.

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Day 9 - April 30 (Vienna time)

BCIs FOR BRAIN ASSESSMENT, COMMUNICATION AND REHABILITATION

9:00 BCI for the assessment, prediction, communication & rehabilitation of patients with disorders of consciousness
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
10:00 mindBEAGLE assessment, communication, predication, rehabiliation
Ren Xu, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
11:00 Hemodynamic brain-computer interfaces for functional brain assessment, communication and neurotherapy
Bettina Sorger,  Maastricht University (NL)
12:00 The diagnostic research on Locked in Syndrome based on BCI
Haibo Di, Hangzhou Normal Univerity (CN)
13:00 BCIs for the assessment of locked-in and complete locked-in patients
Rossella Spataro, University of Palermo (IT)
14:00 Assessing preserved brain functions and outcome prognostication in comatose patients after cardiac arrest
Marzia De Lucia, CHUV (CH)
15:00 Hans Berger’s Resting-State EEG Alpha Rhythms after a Century
Claudio Babiloni, Sapienza University Di Roma (IT)
16:00 Functional neurodiagnostics for patients with Disorders of Consciousness
Damian Cruse, University of Birmingham (UK)
17:00 Real-time assessment of concentration performance
Martin Walchshofer, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (RO)
18:00 Better neurotechnology for better clinical care
Steven Laureys, CERVO Brain Research Centter (CA)
19:00 Cognition in DOC patients: assessment and management
Caroline Schnakers, Casa Colina Hospital (USA)
20:00 Off-line analysis of ERPs with g.Bsanalyze
Rupert Ortner, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)

 

 

 

DAY 9 - RECORDING

Day 9 of the BCI & Neurorehabilitation Spring School was dedicated to exploring the multifaceted applications of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) in brain assessment, communication, and rehabilitation. Expert speakers from around the world discussed topics ranging from BCI-based assessment and prediction for patients with disorders of consciousness to the use of hemodynamic BCIs for functional brain assessment and neurotherapy. Attendees gained insights into diagnostic research on Locked-in Syndrome, assessment techniques for comatose patients, and the significance of resting-state EEG alpha rhythms. The day also featured discussions on real-time assessment of concentration performance, the role of neurotechnology in clinical care, and cognition assessment and management in patients with Disorders of Consciousness. Additionally, practical sessions on mindBEAGLE assessment and offline analysis of ERPs provided attendees with valuable hands-on experience and tools for further research and application.

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DAY 9 - RECORDING

Day 9 of the BCI & Neurorehabilitation Spring School was dedicated to exploring the multifaceted applications of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) in brain assessment, communication, and rehabilitation. Expert speakers from around the world discussed topics ranging from BCI-based assessment and prediction for patients with disorders of consciousness to the use of hemodynamic BCIs for functional brain assessment and neurotherapy. Attendees gained insights into diagnostic research on Locked-in Syndrome, assessment techniques for comatose patients, and the significance of resting-state EEG alpha rhythms. The day also featured discussions on real-time assessment of concentration performance, the role of neurotechnology in clinical care, and cognition assessment and management in patients with Disorders of Consciousness. Additionally, practical sessions on mindBEAGLE assessment and offline analysis of ERPs provided attendees with valuable hands-on experience and tools for further research and application.

 
Day 10 - May 1 (Vienna time)

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 (AT)
10:00 ECS-based neuromodulation with HGA-dynamics in neurosurgery
Kyousuke Kamada, Chitose City Hospital (JP)
11:00 cortiQ 2.0: Running functional mapping procedures in real-time with high-gamma and ultra-high gamma
Christoph Kapeller, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
12:00 High-gamma activity mapping in the neurosurgical field
Takahiro Sanada, Asahikawa Medical Universit (JP)
13:00 High-frequency oscillations and 3D mapping of activity of grids and stereo EEG
Mostafa Mohammadpour, Michael Jordan, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
14:00 Probing physiology and pathology of the human brain connectome by CCEP
Riki Matsumoto, Kobe University Hospital (JP)
15:00 Functional mapping with stereo EEG in pediatric epilepsy surgery
Masanori Takeoka, Boston Children’s Hospital , Harvard Medical School (USA)
16:00 Clinical aspects of high-gamma mapping
Milena Korostenskaja, g.tec neurotechnology USA (USA)
17:00 Dynamic tractography atlas animates the physiologic and pathologic network dynamics through the white matter
Eishi Asano, Wayne State University (USA)
18:00 High-gamma mapping and gamma echo
Peter Brunner, Washington University School of Medicine (USA)
19:00 Very difficult exam and social media challenge
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)
20:00 Attendees certificates and closing remarks
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)

 

 

DAY 10 - RECORDING

Day 10 of the event focused on functional mapping of the eloquent cortex and cortical networks using Electrocorticography (ECoG) technology. Presentations covered various topics such as ECS-based neuromodulation, real-time functional mapping procedures, and high-frequency activity mapping in neurosurgery. Experts from around the world shared insights on probing the physiology and pathology of the human brain connectome, clinical aspects of high-gamma mapping, and dynamic tractography atlas. The day concluded with a challenging exam and social media challenge, followed by the distribution of attendees’ certificates and closing remarks.

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