by Dr. Thomas Emmerling
Scientific Consultant (Brain Products)
Brain Products proudly announces its Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (MoBI) Award! The MoBI Award will be an annual award recognizing excellence in various fields of Mobile Brain/Body Imaging research and will be presented for the first time in Fall 2017.
The MoBI field is growing quickly. New technology has made it possible to record EEG and other measurements from freely moving subjects and in real life situations. The new field is growing with the technical possibilities. The number of publications in the field has doubled in the last two years, so has the number of members of the MoBI Society. Also other research topics are pushing into more real life situations. With this award our aim is to benefit the mobile brain and body imaging field and to give an additional platform to push research.
Like announced in our last newsletter, we discussed the MoBI Award with experts from the MoBI community at the “Your Brain On Art” conference in Cancun (Mexico) and the SPR 2016 in Minneapolis (USA). Together we defined the criterion which submissions will be judged and the prizes for the award.
And although we are still finalizing the details, we are excited to present the facts:
Contributions from the field of Mobile Brain/Body Imaging research will be accepted, e.g.:
▶ MoBI in sports
▶ MoBI in neuroadaptive technology
▶ MoBI in neuroergonomics and neuroaesthetics
▶ MoBI in rehabilitation
MoBI papers that have been published after January 1st, 2014 or are accepted for publication can be submitted for the MoBI Award. A CV has to be included. Submission will open in January 2017.
An independent jury consisting of renowned experts in either of the respective disciplines will judge the projects. Among others, judgement will be based on the following criteria:
▶ Does the project have a positive impact on research?
▶ Is the application novel?
▶ Does the project include any novel hard or software developments or the use of those?
▶ Is there any new benefit for the potential users of the application?
▶ Does it have a positive impact on society?
▶ 1st Prize: 3000 Euro + LiveAmp package (complete)
▶ 2nd Prize: 2000 Euro + Drone
▶ 3rd Prize: 1000 Euro + Book Voucher
The winners will be awarded at a neuroscientific meeting in Fall 2017 (Europe). Specific dates and locations will be announced at www.mobi-award.com soon.
Note: Specific timelines, prizes, and award dates are subject to minor changes.
MoBI Award Website
Please stay up to date by visiting our MoBI Award website. There you will find the latest MoBI Video we made and a form to sign-up for an email notification when we open submissions for the MoBI award.