recoveriX results: Stroke patient improves dramatically after no success in the first 17 sessions

The recoveriX stroke therapy led to rapid functional improvements after getting rid of spasticity in the first 17 sessions in a chronic stroke patient. This interview explains the impressive results of a patient Mr. Brandstetter who improved dramatically and rapidly, despite seeing no functional improvements at all for the first 17 recoveriX sessions. Read more

Why Eye-Tracking Research Seeks for a Second Dimension

Jürgen Bluhm has more than 25 years of experience researching marketing and virtual shopping with eye-tracking. His latest work integrates virtual shopping with eye-tracking methodology and other biometric measurements like EEG, GSR, NIRS, etc. He has been consulting companies worldwide in different areas of market research based on eye-tracking and biometric analyses and worked in Germany with Tobii, a leading provider of eye-tracking systems (Stockholm, Sweden). Read more

Fabien Lotte about his goal to improve BCI usability

Fabien Lotte has a PhD in computer sciences from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Rennes, France. As a Research Scientist at Inria Bordeaux Sud-Ouest in France, his interests include Brain-Computer Interfaces, human-computer interaction, pattern recognition and brain signal processing. Read more

Opening of the recoveriX GYM and mindBEAGLE Center in Barcelona

On Thursday, April 6th, g.tec medical engineering Spain S.L. opened its Neurotechnology Center in Barcelona, running innovative assessment and therapy systems for stroke and coma patients. Read more

Human Centered Research with Eye-Tracking and Brain-Computer Interface Technologies

Eye-tracking technology aims to measure the point of gaze or the movement of the eyes with eye tracking devices, often to study human behavior out of the lab. Researchers are often challenged when subjects do not respond honestly or accurately due to artificial environments or discomfort. If the research aims to study real-world behaviors, lab situations or observations can change each subject’s behavior, reducing the ecological validity of the data. Read more

Music and The Mind at McMaster LIVELab – Interview with Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson works as a technician in the LIVELab at the McMaster Institute for Music and The Mind (MIMM) in Hamilton, Canada. He studied Mathematical Science at McMaster University and is interested in computers and programming. First, he started working at another EEG lab as a programmer, which led to more work with EEG, signal processing and programming experiments. When he started to specialize in evoked responses from the brain for different sounds, he started working at the LIVELab. The LIVELab consists of a big theater with 106 seats and a dance studio. It is dedicated to developing a center for the scientific study of music, sound and movement and their importance in human health. We had the chance to talk with Dave about his work. Read more

Brain Painting for Graduation – Interview with Lena Perseus

Lena Perseus is 18 years old and alumna of the Alpine Mittelschule in Davos in Switzerland. For her final exam, she wrote a thesis about Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) where she shows the usability of BCIs in daily uses and how easy it is to control, communicate or draw via thoughts. She writes about patients with Locked-In syndrome who use BCI to be creative and to communicate. Within her work she equipped herself with a BCI, a Brain Painting program and started an experiment. The result is an impressive and critical analysis of the technical functionality of BCI that shows possible application fields and the Brain Painting software. We talked with Lena about her final thesis. Read more