Brain Products MoBI Award 2017: And the winners are …
by Dr. Thomas Emmerling
Scientific Consultant (Brain Products)
We are very proud to announce the winners of the first ever MoBI Award 2017! With the MoBI Award, Brain Products wants to recognize excellence in various areas of Mobile Brain/Body Imaging research. This field has been rapidly growing and holds a lot of potential for the future. During SPR 2017 in Vienna, Brain Products was proud to award Rob Zink the first prize for his paper “Mobile EEG on the bike: disentangling attentional and physical contributions to auditory attention tasks.” The first prize of the MoBI award included a complete LiveAmp system and 3.000 Euro.
When submissions for the MoBI Award 2017 closed on July 31st with 36 submitted publications, we were truly overwhelmed by the quality and number of the submissions. The newest generation of mobile EEG hardware enabled scientists to investigate questions of cognition and neurophysiology outside the lab. With the great help of our jury members and the jury chair Prof. Klaus Gramann the submissions were scored based on their positive impact on society, the innovation and impact of the research, and – of course – the scientific quality.
You can find the 13 highest ranked submissions (including the three winners) on the MoBI Award website. We would like to thank all the jury members for their time and dedication, the SPR board for the opportunity to hold the award ceremony at this well-renowned conference and, last but not least, all the scientists who submitted their work for the MoBI Award 2017.
Brain Products’ Marketing Director, Patrick Britz, (left) presenting the MoBI Award 2017 to Rob Zink (right)
Below, we would like to recognize our three winners: Rob Zink, Suzanne Dikker, and Ivan Volosyak who compiled short summaries of their papers to share here.