Brain Products MoBI Award 2018: And the winners are …
by Dr. Christina Florence Lavallée
Scientific Consultant (Brain Products)
We are pleased to announce the winners of the second MoBI Award! The aim of the MoBI Award is to recognize excellence in the field of Mobile Brain/Body Imaging research. Given that this is such a rapidly growing field, Brain Products wants to encourage scientists who take their research out of the lab and into the real world. During the 3rd International Mobile Brain/Body Imaging Conference in Berlin, Brain Products awarded the first, second and third place winners with LiveAmp 32, LiveAmp 16 and LiveAmp 8 packages (incl. amplifier, electrode cap and recording software), respectively.
When we closed submissions for the MoBI Award 2018 on April 30th, we were truly overwhelmed by the outstanding quality of the entries. We also received a lot of positive feedback from the independent jury about the exceptional work they were asked to review. Chaired by Prof. Klaus Gramann, all submitted publications were scored based on: positive impact on society, innovation and impact of the research, as well as scientific quality.
The winners were recognized for their impressive contributions to the field of MoBI research during an awards ceremony on July 13th. There, we played a video (see below) from our first-place winner, Joanna E.M. Scanlon, who was unfortunately unable to attend in person. A co-author received the second-place award on behalf of Dr Anderson Oliveira, who was also unfortunately not present. Sarah Blum, the third-place winner delivered a short talk on her award-winning research, which was very well received by the audience.
Congratulations again to the top 3 and many thanks to all the scientists who submitted their work to the 2018 MoBI Award. (See here for the top ranked contributions 2018).
Of course, we would like to also thank all of the jury members for their time and dedication as well as the MoBI Society for providing us the opportunity to hold the award ceremony at the 3rd International Mobile Brain/Body Imaging Conference in Berlin. We are already looking forward to the next instance of the MoBI Award!
From left to right: Sarah Blum (3rd place winner), Pierluigi Castellone (Brain Products General Manager), Daniel Ferris – accepting the award on behalf of 2nd place winner, Dr Anderson Oliveira.
Below, we would like to recognize our three winners: Joanna M.E. Scanlon, Dr Anderson Oliveira, and Sarah Blum who compiled short summaries of their papers to share here.
If you want to check out more about the MoBI award or MoBI research, in general, please visit: www.mobi-award.com.