g.BCI2000sys: Specs & Features
BCI research system based on g.tec's hardware and BCI2000 open source research platform
A Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) provides a new communication channel between the brain and the computer. Mental activity leads to changes of electrophysiological signals like the electroencephalogram (EEG) or the electrocorticogram (ECoG). The BCI system detects such changes and transforms them into control signals that can, for example, be used to spell words or to control a cursor on a computer screen. One of the main goals of BCI research is to make it possible for completely paralyzed patients (locked-in syndrome) to communicate with their environments.
BCI2000 is a general-purpose system for BCI research and development. It can also be used for data acquisition, stimulus presentation, or brain observation applications. BCI2000 has been in development since 2000 in a collaborative effort led by the Wadsworth Center, Albany, New York, USA. BCI2000 has been used to replicate or extend current BCI methods in humans, and has recently been used in a number of groundbreaking BCI studies. BCI2000 is available free of charge for research purposes to academic and educational institutions (see www.bci2000.org for further information). g.tec is offering complete certified BCI2000 systems with optimally configured components.
g.tec's biosignal amplifers (g.USBamp, g.HIamp, g.MOBIlab+ and g.Nautilus) are fully supported by the BCI2000 platform and have passed various performance tests. g.tec provides ready-to-go installed systems with high-end hardware that can be extended easily with all g.tec research software components at your convenience.
- g.tec offers a system that is certified for BCI2000 that contains all necessary components for a fast and hassle-free setup and first session
- Can be used to run BCI experiments with P300 and motor imagery
- The g.tec amplifiers are seamlessly integrated into BCI2000
- Offers several signal processing methods and lets users interface the system with a number of different output devices
- Satisfies the real-time requirements of BCI systems
- Facilitates the implementation of different BCI systems
- Is available with full documentation and free of charge for research or educational purposes
- Is currently being used in a variety of studies by more than 300 research groups