g.tec's BCI WORKSHOP TOUR - US West Coast

About the Workshops

BCI research is one of the most fascinating fields in neuroscience. Mental tasks or focused attention lead to changes in the brain's activity patterns which can be measured, analyzed and classified. The transformation of such changes into a control signal allows users to communicate or control external devices just by thinking. BCIs are an amazing technology, helping patients who have lost the ability to interact with their environment. This workshop introduces the major methodological approaches, technical issues, application examples, opportunities and limitations, current trends and much more.
This workshop is intended for people interested in learning the new skill of BCI communication and for people who are interested in combining BCI technology with their field of expertise. The workshop contains material about human computer interaction,  biosignal analysis in off-line and real-time mode, rehabilitation, biomedical and electrical engineering, computer sciences and Virtual Reality. A hands-on workshop will introduce the hard- and software used for research and development, allowing attendees to try a BCI and communicate just by thinking. Participants can perform live experiments such as P300-spelling, motor imagery BCI for rehabilitation and SSVEP control.

g.tec will visit 6 universities and research centres in the West Coast of the US within two weeks. At every university, a Brain-Computer Interface workshop will be held. Each workshop includes a theoretical session as well as hands-on training with the g.tec equipment. As a special unique feature, a local BCI specialist from each region will tell the attendees more about his / her research.

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required because space is limited. Please contact Barbara Vogt () at g.tec Austria or send the registration form via Fax. Our fax number is 0043 7251 22240 39.

Speakers

Brendan Allison, Ph.D. earned his graduate degree in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego in 2003. He has been in BCI research for about fifteen years, working with many of the top researchers and groups. He will perform the brain-computer interface workshop for g.tec.
Nicholas Anderson, Ph.D. earned his graduate degree from Washington University in Saint Louis in 2008. He has been working with g.tec since 2011 and is now the g.tec product line manager at our partner Cortech Solutions. He is interested in devices and software that interface with and decode signals from the brain for brain-computer interface and clinical applications.

Venue of the Events:

Group

Where

When

University of California Los Angeles,organized by Prof. Nader Pouratian Los Angeles, CA Sep 04th , 2012
University of California San Diego, organized by Prof. Jaime Pineda San Diego, CA Sep 05th , 2012
University of California in San Francisco, organized by Prof. Edward Chang San Francisco, CA Sep 07th , 2012
Oregon Health & Science University, organized by Prof. Barry Oken, Prof. Melanie Fried-Oken Portland, OR Sep 11th , 2012
The University of British Columbia, organized by Prof. Rabab. K. Ward Vancouver, CA Sep 12th , 2012
University of Washington, organized by Prof. Rajesh P.N. Rao Seattle, WA Sep 14th , 2012

General Schedule workshop (may vary for each workshop):

10:00  Welcome, introduction

10:15  Introduction to 4 major methodological approaches of BCI

11:45  Special talk / lecture on BCI (held by a local professor or researcher)

12:30  Lunch break

13:30  Hands-on sessions: P300-Speller, SSVEP-BCI, and/or Motor imagery 
          BCI

16:45  Final discussion & questions

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for people interested in learning the new skill of BCI communication and for people who are interested in combining BCI technology in their field of expertise. The workshop contains material about human computer interaction, biosignal analysis in off-line and real-time mode, rehabilitation, biomedical and electrical engineering, computer sciences and Virtual Reality.

Relevant links

State of Art in BCI research: The BCI Award 2010 book chapter
BCI videos: New results from g.tec and many others
intendiX: User-Ready Brain-Computer Interface Applications

Workshop Flyer

  Los Angeles, CA Sep 04th , 2012
  San Diego, CA Sep 05th , 2012
  San Francisco, CA Sep 07th , 2012
  Portland, OR Sep 11th, 2012
  Vancouver, CA Sep 12th , 2012
  Seattle, WA Sep 14th , 2012