Brain Painting for Graduation – Interview with Lena Perseus

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

g.Nautilus for Android

g.Nautilus for Android

If people measure biosignals, they are usually connected via cables to a computer or at least a notebook, which is also pretty bulky. By using a mobile device like an android based smartphone or tablet, along with a wireless system, biosignal acquisition can be much more portable. Signal acquisition could be performed nearly everywhere. A software framework was recently created for g.Nautilus, providing functionality to measure biosignals and do some basic processing like applying digital filters, estimating bandpower or calculating bipolar derivation.

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Team BrainTweakers won Gold in the BCI Race at Cybathlon 2016

Team BrainTweakers won Gold in the BCI Race at Cybathlon 2016

The Cybathlon took first place on October 8th, 2016 at the ETH Zurich where people with disabilities competed side by side at the Brain-Computer Interface Race (BCI Race). Pilot Numa Poujouly from the Team BrainTweakers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland won Gold in the BCI Race using his brain waves to control an avatar along a racetrack on a virtual train. The game is called “BrainRunners” and was especially developed for the Cybathlon’s BCI Race. The Brain Tweakers have been using high-quality g.tec equipment. We talked with pilot Numa and Serafeim Perdikis, another member of the team, and asked them about their experiences. Read more

Simultaneous Measurement of EEG and tDCS (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation)

Simultaneous Measurement of EEG and tDCS (Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation)

tDCS is a non-invasive method to stimulate the brain using constant, low current. This technology has been used in patients with brain injuries or psychiatric conditions like major depressive disorder. In addition, tDCS has been explored to alleviate memory deficits in Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and pain. Read more

Interview with Physiotherapist Manuela about recoveriX

Interview with Physiotherapist Manuela about recoveriX

Manuela Zehetner is a Physiotherapist with an expertise in Neurology. Since 2015, she has been working at g.tec medical engineering in Schiedlberg (Austria), where she uses the recoveriX system based on Brain-Computer Interface technology for stroke rehabilitation. Most of Manuela’s patients had a stroke years ago, but for the first time in a very long time, they improved their motor functions and can now move their arms better than before. We asked Manuela about her experience and success with recoveriX training.
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BCI Research at Aalborg University

BCI Research at Aalborg University

Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting is a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Associate Professor at Aalborg University in Denmark. She leads a research group at the University of Aalborg that is engaged in basic neuromuscular mechanisms, their functional consequences mediating both acute adjustments (e.g., muscle fatigue, pain) and chronic adaptations (e.g., aging, training, stroke, rehabilitation), and methods to restore, replace, and modulate lost or impaired motor functions. Read more

Eröffnung: Zentrum für Neurotechnologie

Eröffnung: Zentrum für Neurotechnologie

Am Montag, 19.9.2016 eröffnet g.tec sein erstes Zentrum für Neurotechnologie in Schiedlberg (Sierningstraße 14, 4521 Schiedlberg/OÖ). Das Zentrum fungiert als Dach für das recoveriX GYM und  mindBEAGLE CENTER, welche Therapie- und Bewertungsmethoden für SchlaganfallpatientInnen und KomapatientInnen anbieten.
Die Teilnahme ist kostenlos. Hier gehts zum Programm >> Eröffnung: Zentrum für Neurotechnologie

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