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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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

The Winners of the Annual BCI Award 2016

The 6th International BCI Meeting took place from May 30th – June 3rd, 2016 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California, USA.  The unique, highly interactive, student-friendly, retreat-like atmosphere and high-impact activities attracted more than 400 attendees. The winners of the BCI Award 2016 have been announced at the Award Ceremony during the BCI Meeting. Read more

recoveriX Erfolgsstory – Interview mit Frau Savin

Frau Savin steht früh am Morgen auf und geht zur Arbeit. Zuhause widmet sie sich ihren alltäglichen Gewohnheiten, als sie plötzlich zu Boden fiel und einen Schlaganfall erleidet. Danach war ihr rechter Arm gelähmt. Mit der neuen recoveriX-Schlaganfalltherapie hat es Frau Savin wieder geschafft, ihren Arm vollständig zu bewegen. recoveriX verwendet modernste Erkenntnisse aus der Neurotechnologie, die selbst bei chronischer Beeinträchtigung zum Therapieerfolg führt.

Wir haben mit Frau Savin über ihren Therpieerfolg mit recoveriX gesprochen. Read more

recoveriX Success Story – Interview with Mrs. Savin

Mrs. Savin suddenly suffered a stroke. It came without warning, and left her right arm completely paralyzed. After participating in recoveriX-therapy, she was soon able to move her right arm again. recoveriX uses state-of-the-art neurotechnology that leads to success even in the case of chronic disorders.

We had the chance to talk with Mrs. Savin after she had completed recoveriX therapy. 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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