Newsletter November 2015

g.Nautilus Sports Application 

Clean signals as a quality feature
The g.Nautilus sports measurements show how EEG signals can be recorded during sports activity, in which the user has to move using the wireless g.Nautilus biosignal amplifier. g.Nautilus was used to measure the P300 biosignal while performing physical activity with an ergometer. The results show that the wireless EEG cap is quite convenient, and the outgoing raw data is very clean and artifact-free.

The test results show that the wireless EEG cap is not only convenient, but can also produce clean data without any noise from physical movement or other sources. The raw data of the scope doesn't show many artifacts due to movement, since the g.Nautilus is a wireless EEG cap.

Read more and see pictures of the measurements in the section "g.Nautilus sports application" here: g.Nautilus

Software Updates g.HIsys 

The new version v3.15.02 of the g.HIsys for Simulink (High Speed Online Processing) software is now available.
Highlights of the new g.HIsys version: 

  • shows impedance values of electrodes for g.Nautilus and g.HIamp
  • improved performance
  • all Simulink models are compatible with MATLAB 2014a
    • g.AVATAR, g.CSP, g.EMGEOGcontrol, g.EYEtrackerInterface, g.HybridBCI, g.P300, g.RehaBCI, g.SSVEP, g.UDPinterface, g.VIBROtactileP300, g.VRsys
  • g.Nautilus is integrated
  • EEGlab extension  available
  • Simulink interface for E-Prime and Presentation

Please contact   if you are interested in receiving the new version. 
Read more: g.HIsys

New software 

Special control interfaces for specific needs
As the IntendiX BCI system was designed to be operated by caregivers or the patient's family, the new g.BCI SOCI  and g.CVEP SOCI  systems help you configure the BCI interface to the user's needs using the ACTOR protocol. The intendiX SOCI can be embedded in host applications to directly interact with BCI controls inside the displayed scene. It generates C-VEP or SSVEP stimuli, and supports the P300 BCI approach in both single symbol and row/-column modes. This setup provides communication and is able to control devices such as a TV, central heating, computer programs or other smart home applications.

Read more: g.BCIsys

Biosignal data acquisition in distributed systems
The g.DISTRIBUTEDeeg  allows you to record biosignal data using the g.tec amplifier g.USBamp from different distributed PCs in the network and transmit the recorded data to a central evaluation/data storage PC. The highlights are: 

  • EEG/biosignal recording in distributed systems
  • synchronization using OSC protocol (open sound control) 
  • synchronicity of ± 2 samples at 256 Hz
  • synchronicity allows measurement of evoked potentials
  • data transmission using UDP protocol

Read more: g.HIsys  

And the BCI Award 2015 goes to... 

The BCI Award 2015 winner is Guy Hotson (USA), who earned the top prize through his outstanding research on prosthetic limbs using electrocorticography (ECoG) in people.  By leveraging the native functional organization of sensorimotor cortex, Hotson and his team from John Hopkins University in Baltimore provided online control over individual fingers of a robotic prosthetic limb in a patient implanted with a high-density ECoG array.

The 2nd  place went to Ron Hogri (Israel) with his project “De-novo experience-based learning in rats interfaced with a cerebellar chip ”. Hogri’s team introduced a new BCI-based tool to enhance memory, which could help persons with learning and memory deficits. Kenji Kato (Japan) got 3rd  place with his work "Restoration for the volitional motor function via an artificial neural connection" . He and his team restored motor function through an artificial neural connection, paving the way for new technology to help people who need help with voluntary motor control.

"We were happy to get such high quality submissions for the Award which really shows that the field is rapidly progressing. " says Christoph Guger, CEO g.tec medical engineering.

Read more: BCI Award 2015

LIVElab McMaster - Series10dB Concert Series 

The LIVELab is pleased to present its first-ever concert series. The series features six live performances, ranging from classical to jazz, industrial to digital, each custom created for our theatre and technology. Unlike any other concert series Series 10dB will engage the audience and musicians in new ways. From monitoring the heart rate or brain activity of the artists, to enabling the audience's reaction to influence the production - you've never been to a concert like this before.

Read more here: LIVELab Concert Series

New Distribution Partners Turkey and Colombia 

g.tec is happy to have two new distribution partners. Medicall Biomedikal is our new partner for Turkey and De la Rosa Research is our new partner for Colombia.

Read more: g.tec Distribution Partners

BCI Meeting 2016 

The Sixth International BCI Meeting: "BCI Past, Present, and Future", is scheduled for May 30 - June 3, 2016 at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California, USA. The 2016 BCI Meeting will retain the unique, highly interactive, student-friendly, retreat-like atmosphere and high-impact activities that are the hallmarks of the BCI Meeting Series. 

Call for abstracts!
Authors are invited to submit their manuscript. Manuscripts should state concisely what was done and why, what was found, and the relevance. Submit your abstracts here: Submission of abstracts

Join the BCI Society now!
If you join the BCI Society until the end of 2015, you'll become a funding member. Read more about becoming a member: BCI Society 

Read more: BCI Meeting 2016
Information for Workshops: Call for Workshops

BackHome - BCI systems on their way home 

The BackHome system is a multi-functional BCI system for home. This video shows people with disabilities and brain injuries who have become expert end users of BackHome. They use the BCI system for brain painting, for writing or for controlling home devices. The motivation of these people, and the ways they learn to manage everyday life and increase quality of life, is fascinating.

Watch the video here: BackHome System

Improving Brain Surgeries for Parkinson's Disease Patients 

Nuri Firat Ince about his work of PD treatment
The Parkinson’s disease (PD) always comes with uncontrollable movements, rigidity, impaired balance or other issues. Nuri Firat Ince is the director of the Clinical Neural Engineering Lab at the UH Cullen College of Engineering. He and his team work with neurosurgeon Ashwin Viswanathan on the improvement of PD treatment. They use products of g.tec medical engineering to precisely locate the dysfunctional area in the patient's brain. 

Watch this video: The Gift of Movement

Teaching a brain-controlled robotic prosthetic to learn from its mistakes 

New training approach for BMI's
Learning to operate a Brain-Machine Interface can be very time consuming. In a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, a group from CNBI, EPFL and NCCR Robotics show how their new feedback system can speed up the training process by detecting error messages from the brain and adapting accordingly.

Read more: Robohub.com

Workshop, Conferences & Congresses 

Upcoming workshops and exhibitions

Further upcoming events in 2015/2016: Events

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