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

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

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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The Unlimited Possibilities of Wireless EEG

Wireless EEG and biosignal acquisition systems are becoming more important in Brain-Computer Interface research, especially when studies tend to take part in the field instead of in the lab. g.Nautilus is g.tec’s wireless EEG solution that is designed to be completely different from all other devices and sets a new standard of usability. Read more

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

How High-Altitude Affects Cognitive Functions

The EEG (Electroencephalogram) can be used as a method to study high-altitude sickness and its influence on the body condition and health of mountaineers. By measuring changes in the beta band following a movement task, information about how acclimatized a person is to the change in altitude can be discerned. Read more

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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Gray Matter and BCI

Team Gray Matter is a non-profit, independent team, primarily created around the team’s pilot, Peter Gray of Doncaster, England. The team is made up of entrepreneurs and academics focused on developing a BCI device that will offer Peter a competitive chance at winning the BCI race. We spoke to Ivan Nixon from Team Gray Matter about the rehearsal of the Cybathlon in 2015. He is a creative entrepreneur and has established the team, strategy and partnerships in order to get Pete to Cybathlon 2016.

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3. Symposium: Coma and other disorders of consciousness

During the 3rd Symposium “Coma and other disorders of consciousness” on September 8th-9th, 2016 in Cologne (Germany) g.tec shows recent experiments, analysis methods and results of mindBEAGLE. mindBEAGLE is an assessment and communication tool for DOC patients developed by Guger Technologies OG. Read more