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…

Brain Products sponsors teams entering the BCI Race at Cybathlon 2016

by Dominik Dietze Product Manager (Brain Products) Cybathlon 2016 (www.cybathlon.ethz.ch), which will be held in Zurich (Switzerland) on October 8, 2016, is a championship dedicated to pilots with disabilities using advanced assistive devices in various competitions. The vision of Cybathlon is to provide a platform for the development of novel assistive technologies that are useful…

Mensia Technologies SA and Brain Products GmbH announce strategic technology partnership

by Alexander Svojanovsky General Manager (Brain Products) France’s Mensia Technologies SA, the developer of advanced software solutions for real-time neurophysiology and neurofeedback, and Brain Products GmbH Germany, a leading provider of hardware for electrophysiological (EEG) research, announce the general availability of “OpenViBE™ for Brain Products”, a comprehensive framework for neurophysiological research and Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI).…

Comparison of sensor selection mechanisms

by Dipl.Math. Mario Michael Krell University of Bremen, Robotics Innovation Center The article upon which this research summary is based on was originally published in PLoS ONE, volume 8, number 7 by David Feess, Mario Michael Krell and Jan Hendrik Metzen with the title “Comparison of Sensor Selection Mechanisms for an ERP-Based Brain-Computer Interface“. For…