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

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

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