A Successful Communication with ALS Patient

Recently we had the chance to talk to one of our partners Dr. Rossella Spataro from Centro SLA (Sclerosi Laterale Amiotrofica) in Palermo who managed to successfully communicate with ALS patient Carmelina. Due to the lack of feedback it was difficult to judge Carmelina’s condition. mindBEAGLE – a system developed by Guger Technologies – enabled Dr. Spataro to communicate with her patient and gained new insights about the extent of Carmelina’s awareness and consciousness. Read more

Interview with Coma Scientist Steven Laureys

Steven Laureys is a Belgian neurologist recognized worldwide in the field of neurology of consciousness. His research is dedicated to neurological disability and neuronal plasticity in patients who suffer from brain damage. Steven is a testing partner within the ComaWare project, and uses the mindBEAGLE system for assessment and communication of patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC). Brendan Allison, our Senior Researcher, had a little chat with Steven and asked him about his work. Read more

Andy Weir’s doing weird brain experiments?

Andy Weir is a friend of Brendan Allison, our Senior Scientist at g.tec – a great novelist and the author of “The Martian”, the hit movie directed by Ridley Scott in 2015. This sci-fi story is about a manned mission to Mars featuring Matt Damon, the NASA astronaut Mark Watney. This story shows the fascinating fight against the life-threatening circumstances by a man who is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew on Mars.

We had the chance to talk to Andy Weir about “The Martian” and we also made him a special gift… Read more

When Robots replace Humans – Interview with Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro

Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro is the director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory, part of the Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University (JP). His research has contributed to investigation of human like robots and the interaction with humans. For his recent projects, he has been using g.Nautilus, the wireless EEG cap from g.tec, to control his robots. We had the chance to chat with Dr. Ishiguro about his work and his use of g.Nautilus.
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bci_awardThis year’s International Annual BCI Award donated by g.tec was presented during the 45th SfN (Society for Neuroscience) conference in Chicago, Illinois – the biggest annual meeting for neuroscientists. The ceremony took place at the famous Cuvée in Chicago where BCI specialists and researchers came together to celebrate the winners of 2015. From more than 60 top-level research projects a Jury of 7 people including the winner from 2014 scored 10 nominated projects.

The Winners 2015

The BCI Award 2015 winner is… Read more