LiveAmp goes “open-source” with OpenViBE, BCI2000 and LSL (LabStreamingLayer)

by Ratko Petrovic, M.Sc., Project Manager & Software Developer (Brain Products) and Dr. David Medine, Software Developer (Brain Products) LiveAmp joins the Brain Products family of amplifiers (BrainAmp, actiCHamp and V-Amp) that can be used by the open-source community. This article shows how to use LiveAmp in OpenViBE, BCI2000 and LSL open-source frameworks. The table…

Introducing LiveAmp 8 and LiveAmp 16: our wireless mobile amplifier in new low-channel versions

by Dr. Thomas Emmerling Scientific Consultant (Brain Products) We are introducing two new versions of our LiveAmp mobile amplifier to enable EEG research that works with a low number of electrodes. The LiveAmp 8 and the LiveAmp 16 enable high-quality wireless recording of 8 and 16 channels, respectively. When the LiveAmp was first released in…

New R&D project: CoMiCon – BCI for patients in minimal conscious state

by Stefanie Rudrich Marketing Manager (Brain Products) Following various innovative projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in previous years, together with leading researchers Brain Products was successful in gaining funding for a couple of more projects. Here, we proudly introduce…

‘Brain training’ technique reboots leg movements and visceral feelings of paraplegics

by Carlo Rondinoni, Ph.D. Scientific Consultant (Brain Support) Using an advanced set-up of brain-machine interface (BMI), the team of the principal investigator Dr. Miguel Nicolelis presented successful cases of long term BMI training impact on rehabilitation. Eight paraplegics – some of them paralyzed for more than a decade by severe spinal cord injury – have…

Cybathlon 2016 – the new bionic Paralympics

by Lydia Timm, Ph.D. Scientific Consultant (Brain Products) On Saturday, October 8, 2016 something special will happen in Zürich, Switzerland. Scientists, developers and company representatives from all around the world will come together to see how their technological developments impact individuals with physical disabilities. “Cybathlon” can be seen as the new bionic Paralympics where people…

New R&D projects in 2015 – BCI, Sleep and EEG-fMRI

by Birgit Trogisch Research Cooperation Manager (Brain Products)… Following the innovative projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in previous years, Brain Products was successful in gaining funding for three new projects related to Brain-Computer-Interfaces (BCI), Sleep and EEG-fMRI starting in…

Official market release of LiveAmp – Brain Products’ new solution for superior quality mobile wireless EEG

by Dominik Dietze Product Manager (Brain Products)… LiveAmp is an ultra-lightweight, wearable amplifier. As it is wireless and allows you to store the data internally (exchangeable memory card), there are no mobility limitations. LiveAmp is easy and intuitive to use and extremely compact. Its technical specifications leave nothing to be desired and translate into outstanding…

New insights in motor imagery from real-time EEG feedback during concurrent fMRI

by Catharina Zich1, Stefan Debener1 & Maarten De Vos1,2 1Neuropsychology Lab, Department of Psychology, European Medical School, University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, Germany 2Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK … Acknowledgment This user research summaries our publication “Zich C, Debener S, Kranczioch C, Bleichner G, Gutberlet I, De Vos M…

BCI-controlled “drone-tennis” demonstrated by Team PhyPA (German Television @ TV total)

by Dr. Thorsten O. Zander Technical University of Berlin “And now: A world premier …” This was the announcement made by Stefan Raab, the host of the German late night show “TV total”, as members of  Team PhyPA, our group of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) research from the Department of Biological Psychology and Neuroergonomics at Berlin…