Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (MoBI) – a new award is coming soon
by Dr. Patrick Britz
Marketing Director (Brain Products)
Brain Products will soon launch the Mobile Brain/Body Imaging (MoBI) Award to honor excellent work in this field.
By the time you are reading this, experts from the MoBI community will have discussed the MoBI Award at the “Your Brain On Art” conference in Cancun (Mexico). We will have defined the fields to include, the criterions by which contributions will be judged and the prizes. Of course, we will let you know about all of this in our next newsletter.
Until then please stay up to date by visiting our MoBI Award website. There you will find the MoBI Award Logo Contest and the latest MoBI Video we made.
MoBI Award Logo Contest
While you are waiting for the MoBI award to be announced, you can already win the logo contest. Our goal is to have a logo that reflects the concepts of Mobile Brain/Body Imaging and we would like to invite you, the MoBI community, to send your ideas. Submitted logos may, for example, reflect different brain signals, output devices, applications, and academic disciplines and/or the worldwide nature of MoBI research. We are looking for an attractive, meaningful and modern logo that also includes the name, i.e. ‘MoBI Award’. The creator of the selected logo will receive 500 Euros for his/her creativity.
A LiveAmp, the Tobii Pro Glasses 2, a drone, 3 juggling clubs. We have been to the BCI 2016 meeting in Asilomar (Monterey, CA, USA). There we wanted to show truly mobile brain and body imaging.
To do so we set up our LiveAmp to record 24 channels of EEG, 8 channels of EMG and the body movements via acceleration in 3 dimensions. The EMG was placed on the forearms. The amplifier was fixed to the back of the subject. The integration with the eye-tracker is very simple and straightforward. All it takes is to connect the trigger out (audio jack) with the trigger input of the LiveAmp. The triggers are sent automatically from the eye-tracker to the LiveAmp. Both devices stream the data in real-time as well as store the data on board. After the recording, the EEG data are fed into BrainVision Analyzer 2. Then the Analyzer 2 add channels module is used to add the synchronized eye-tracking data.
The task was to go running while juggling 3 clubs. The action was filmed using a drone. For the video we overlayed the drone video with the eye-tracker scene video, the EEG stream and the EMG and acceleration data streams. The video was recorded at the coast nearby the Asilomar conference ground. For those who were at the BCI2016 meeting, you will surely recognize the place.
We want to show what is possible and of course, inspire more research in the MoBI field. What is possible means, under what conditions can one record good data. There is just no substitute for good data. If you have ideas or questions we are more than happy to share our experience. Simply contact us!