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…

6th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference, Graz University of Technology

by Dr. Reinhold Scherer Deputy Head of the Institute for Knowledge Discovery in Graz (Austria) The 6th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference took place from September 16 – 19, 2014 at the Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria. This year’s conference theme was “The Future of Brain-Computer Interaction: Basics, Shortcomings, Users”. About two hundred researchers from…

Non-invasive brain-machine interfaces to powered exoskeletons for restoration of walking

by Jose L ‘Pepe’ Contreras-Vidal and Atilla Kilicarslan University of Houston (USA), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering This article reviews research at the University of Houston on the design of non-invasive and reliable brain-machine interface (BMI) systems for the control of powered exoskeletons for restoration and rehabilitation of gait in persons with paraplegia and…

UFABC 1st BCI Symposium

by Rita Rodrigues Sales Assistant (Brain Products) The Universidade Federal do ABC, Brain Products and our Brazilian distributor, Brain Support Brasil, worked hand-in-hand to promote UFABC’s first BCI symposium, which took place on September 22 in the city of São Paulo. The event featured a panel of renowned speakers in the field of BCI, namely…

The first meeting of the Community for Passive BCI research

by Dr. Thorsten O. Zander Technical University of Berlin Passive Brain-Computer Interfaces provide a fascinating technology that can be applied to significantly improve Human-Computer Interaction. The young community of this research field held its first meeting in July this year, providing a fascinating, promising perspective on the potential of this technology. In 2008 the term…