Wednesday, December 28, 2016

JOBS in Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon

Cognitive Systems Engineers (CSE) work with interdisciplinary CSE teams to create the concepts and detailed designs for revolutionary information systems.  The CSE team is dedicated to providing principle-driven design of human-machine systems with the central focus being creating effective systems that embed user expertise and support decision making. 

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CSEs are responsible for the interface designs as well as the comprehensive cognitive work analysis that informs those designs. Our CSEs also work closely with our talented group of software developers, providing design concepts, representational designs, and functionality requirements as guidance for their system development effort.

For more information press here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Brain Assessment with Ahead 300

BrainScope, develop technology for assessing traumatic brain injuries (TBI), just won FDA clearance for its latest device, the Ahead 300. 
It can provide a rapid electroencephalographic (EEG) assessment of a person who suffered a head injury, utilizing disposable electrodes and a connected smartphone to process the information. It relies on the firm’s proprietary algorithms and machine learning to spot certain patterns and correlations within the recorded brainwaves.


Following the test it produces a report that highlights important aspects that are of note. These can then be used to help pin down a diagnosis. More information here.


Monday, December 26, 2016

JOB - PhD student Sleep for traumatic memories

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a severely disabling mental disorder with traumatic memories at its core, resulting in nightmares and flashbacks. Sleep is crucial in the treatment of PTSD, since traumatic memories that get neutralized during treatment subsequently get integrated in long-term storage during memory consolidation while asleep. This stabilizes the updated memories and further reduces their affective charge. Recent advances in basic memory research show that memory consolidation can be enhanced by presenting reminder cues. This project aims to integrate these memory reactivation strategies during sleep for the first time in standard PTSD treatment to increase overall therapeutic effectiveness. By using functional MRI before and after and polysomnography during treatment, the project will at the same time elucidate the underlying neurobiological mechanism.



The candidate is responsible for conducting experimental research (including patient inclusion and fMRI/EEG measurements), data analysis and reporting findings in international journals. He/she is expected to submit a high quality dissertation for examination within four years of the appointment.

For more information about this Psychiatry/Neuroscience Job in GGZ inGeest press here.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Noninvasive EEG Based Control of a Robotic Arm for Reach and Grasp Tasks

A team at University of Minnesota has created a control system that relies non-invasive electroencephalography (EEG) to allow people to use a robotic arm to move objects.


One more long step in brain-computer interfaces that can be used to control the complex motion of powered robotic arms. More information here.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

PhD positions in University of Rhode Island, USA

The National Center for Adaptative Neurotechnologies (NCAN) is looking for two PhD positions in Biomedical Engineering until December, 15th.


For more information contact the Assistant Professor, Yalda Shahriari.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

PhyCS 2017 Conference, Madrid - Spain

PhyCS is the annual meeting (28-29 July, 2017) of the physiological interaction and computing community, and serves as the main international forum for engineers, computer scientists and health professionals, interested in outstanding research and development that bridges the gap between physiological data handling and human-computer interaction.


Researchers attending PhyCS seek to extend the state-of-the-art, design of new wearable devices that make physiological data acquisition more pervasive, design of user interfaces capable of recognizing and adapting to changes in the physiological state of the user, and / or the creation of algorithms to enable robust and seamless control of computational resources.


Important Dates:

  • Regular Paper Submission: March 2, 2017
  • Position Paper Submission: April 18, 2017


For more information press here.


Thursday, November 24, 2016

BCI in 2045

According to the Pentagon in 2045 we will communicate using neural activity and control gadgets with brain signals. Watch the video:



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

7th Graz BCI Conference

The Institute of Neural Engineering is currently organizing the 7th Graz BCI Conference, in September 2017 endorsed by the BCI Society.


Important Dates:

  • Submission opens: Dec. 1st 2016
  • Deadline Paper submission: Feb. 1st 2017
  • Deadline Satellite Events: Feb. 1st 2017
  • Satellite Event Notification: Mar. 1st 2017
  • Paper Acceptance Notification: April 15th 2017


NeuroAdaptive Technology Conference

The conference is based around the theme of Neuroadaptive Technology where measures of the brain and CNS are used for closed-loop control. The aim is to bring together researchers from applied neurosciences, engineering and computer science to explore the emergence of this nascent technology.  The range of relevant topics includes: passive BCI, physiological computing, affective computing, robotics, neurofeedback, autonomous technology, gaming, wearable sensors, HCI evaluation and neuroethics.


Paper submission opens at December 1st, 2016 and the deadline is January 31st, 2017. For more informations press here.


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cybathlon 2016 Powered Exoskeleton Finals

Cybathlon 2016 provides a platform for the development of novel assistive technologies that are useful for daily life. Through the organisation of the Cybathlon we want to remove barriers between people with disabilities, the public and technology developers.

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Individuals with physical disabilities competed side by side in six demanding disciplines, using the latest assistive technologies.


Watch the athletes as they tackled flights of stairs in the new wheel chairs and proved their speed and skill using the most up-to-date modern prostheses. The various races tested how the competitors cope with specific challenges and activities from everyday life.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT) from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal receives the Prime Minister and the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education that will visit laboratories and classrooms where actions arising host new students.


This initiative aims to integrate the new students by strengthening their curiosity and enthusiasm for natural science area of the respective courses, including hands-sessions on conducted by young researchers and students. The themes show the current limits of knowledge and the challenges facing the development incluing Brain-Computer Interface projects from LIBphys department.


Friday, September 09, 2016

New EEG device from OpenBCI - Do it yourself!

OpenBCI has a new concept of EEG devices where you can create yourself with a desktop 3D-printer. You can also buy the product fully-assembled.


The Ultracortex is an open-source, 3D-printable headset intended to work with any OpenBCI Board. It is capable of recording research-grade brain activity (EEG), muscle activity (EMG), and heart activity (ECG). The Ultracortex Mark IV is capable of sampling up to 16 channels of EEG from up to 35 different 10-20 locations.


The Ultracortex Mark IV is the latest edition of the Ultracortex—a comfortable, adjustable, and 3D-printable EEG headset, compatible with all of the OpenBCI boards.



Thursday, September 08, 2016

EMOTIV Community SDK at GitHub

For all developers who want to use the EMOTIV equipment can utilize the code already developed and archived on GitHub.
For more informations press here.


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

The most Grand Challenges for Brain Science in the next 10 Years

The first grand challenge seeks to understand what makes brains unique.
The second is to find out how the brain solves the complex computational problems of life.
And the final challenge is how to use the information to help diagnose, prevent brain disease and to restore function when brains become damaged.


More informations here.


Saturday, August 06, 2016

How does the BRAIN work

Video about neurological basis of higher brain function from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).


Learn how different human behaviors and functions can be isolated to specific areas of the brain, and how with the help of imaging techniques like MRI we can visualize brain activity in a way that gives insight into how the brain functions and allows scientists to develop treatment methods for various mental illnesses in the future. 


Friday, August 05, 2016

NEURABLE - Looking for inspired minds to work with BCIs



Neurable wants to create a world where people live without limitations by enabling 3-D control of software and devices through brain activity in real-time enabling people to play games, operate toys and drive a full-sized car using their brain activity.

They are also looking for a Machine Learning Scientist/Researcher with a salary of $100.000/year.

If you are looking to create new possibilities and unlocks the true potential of existing non-invasive BCIs press here


Monday, July 11, 2016

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS - Portugal UEFA Euro 2016


I know it's not a matter of BCI or EEG but I must share my happiness together with more than 10 million Portuguese!!!:-) :-) :-)


Friday, June 24, 2016

11th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology - ISMICT 2017


ISMICT 2017 aims to establish a forum to present new research and development results, exchange ideas, discuss practices and share experiences among Technology and Medicine sides including healthcare, wellness, clinical therapy, and surgery as well as ICT, mechanical, and biomedical engineering. Moreover, activities of standard, regulation, and business for medical ICT devices, systems and services will be promoted by national, European and global government and industry.


Some of the symposium topics:
  • CPS for medical applications
  • BAN technology (PHY, MAC, protocols)
  • Antennas and radio propagation for wireless BAN
  • Medical BAN applications and services
  • Wearable and implantable devices
  • E-Health systems and electronic medical records
  • Hospital data networks and wireless hospital
  • Privacy and Security issues
  • Pervasive health care and patient monitoring
  • Human body communication

ISMICT 2017 will be held in Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, from 6th to 8th February 2017.


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

6th International BCI Meeting in Asilomar, 2016 - Poster Presentations


POSTER PRESENTATIONS


For more informations press here.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

6th International BCI Meeting in Asilomar, 2016 - Oral Presentations

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ORAL PRESENTATIONS


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Monday, June 13, 2016

3D Hologram to Walk through the Brain

Taking a walk inside your brain sounds like science fiction, but this hologram takes us a step closer, according to the researchers who created it. The team at 3D developers Holoxica in Scotland claim this is the first ever 3D digital hologram of the human brain fibre connections.


Developers say a hologram of a healthy brain was made via a technique called “Fibre Tractography”. The technique tracks nerve fibre pathways inside the brain by measuring the movement of water molecules in the brain’s white matter.

More information press here.


Friday, May 27, 2016

Job in EEG, Scientific Consultant - Brain Vision

Brain Vision is looking for candidates with a deep understanding of EEG research.

Brain Vision, LLC is looking for scientists to join our team. We seek candidates with excellent communication skills: fluent written and spoken scientific English (proficiency in other languages will be seen as a plus, but is not a requirement). An academic degree (PhD is preferred, but we will also consider an Academic Diploma and Masters) in neuroscience, psychology, psychophysiology, or a related field is required.


The candidates should have expertise in conducting, analyzing, and publishing EEG experiments or similar complex neurophysiological analyses (the ideal candidate is a current user of our hardware and software solutions). Experience in writing and managing grants is also a plus.

More information here.


Sunday, May 15, 2016

BCI with fully Implantable Devices - DARPA

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program aims to develop an implantable neural interface able to provide unprecedented signal resolution and data-transfer bandwidth between the human brain and the digital world. The interface would serve as a translator, converting between the electrochemical language used by neurons in the brain and the ones and zeros that constitute the language of information technology.

Bridging the Bio-Electronic Divide

The goal is to achieve this communications link in a biocompatible device no larger than one cubic centimeter in size, roughly the volume of two nickels stacked back to back.

More information here.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

1st NOVA Biomedical Engineering Workshop

This workshop will occur at the Library of Faculdade Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) of the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (UNL) - Portugal and is intended for faculty, research staff and students at all levels. It aims to disseminate ongoing research and innovation activities to Biomedical Engineering at the several schools of NOVA and other Universities.


The program includes invited speakers and will accomodate selected talks and posters presentation covering several scientific areas includind Brain-Computer Interfaces.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

BCI by Electrical Cortex Activity: Challenges in Creating a Cognitive System for Mobile Devices Using SSVEP

Conference: DoCEIS2016 - Technological Innovation for Cyber-Physical Systems, Portugal
Book Title: Technological Innovation for Cyber-Physical Systems
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31165-4_14


Abstract: The research field of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) emerged in an attempt to enable communication between paralyzed patients and technology. Identifying an individual’s mental state, through his brain’s electric activity, a typical BCI system assigns to it a particular action in the computer. It is known that when the visual cortex is stimulated with a certain frequency, it shows activity with the same frequency. This Steady-State Visually Evoked Potential (SSVEP) activity can be used to achieve the aforementioned communication goal. In this work, we first analyze the spontaneous electrical activity of the brain, to distinguish two mental sates (concentration / meditation). Then, following an SSVEP type of approach, we divide the stimulating screen in four areas, each of which flickering at a distinct frequency. By observing the responding frequency from the occipital lobe of the subject, we can then estimate the 2 bit decision he made. We observe that such a setup is efficient for real time BCI, and can be easily integrated in mobile devices. Besides, the user is able to change voluntarily her/his decisions, interacting with the system in a natural manner.

For more information click here.


Sunday, April 03, 2016

NeuroTechNix Conference, November 2016 - Porto, Portugal

This congress will be a meeting point of multidisciplinary teams, of both biomedical and engineering professionals, academics and practitioners. It will promote translational discussions on how technology can meet the needs of both clinical practitioners and persons with neurological disorders.


Early basic registration fees range between 475€ for Member of INSTICC (no lunches included) and 595€ - Non member, with lunches included.


Important Dates
  • Complete Paper Submission: May 26, 2016 
  • Extended Abstracts: July 4, 2016 

For more informations press here.



Friday, April 01, 2016

19th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience - Paris

This Conference, between 23 and 24 January - 2017, aims to bring together scientists and researchers to exchange and share their experiences and results about all aspects of Cognitive Neuroscience including BCI and EEG. 


It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Paper Submission Deadline is July 23, 2016

More informations press here.



Monday, March 28, 2016

NeuroBB - Forum BCI

The NeuroBB is a EEG/BCI/Neurofeedback Forum where it is possible to discuss and exchange ideas about Brain-Computer Interfaces.


For more information about BCI/EEG press here.


Monday, March 07, 2016

Control your Dreams with Aurora Headband

"Have a Lucid Dream!" - This is the new concept of the iWinks company from San Diego, USA. With this system is possible to know you are dreaming, after wakeup remember the dreams or just explore the subconscious.

Features

  • Dream Sounds: Direct your dreams! Smartphone sounds set your dream mood;
  • Comfort: Aurora’s hypoallergenic construction and plush silver sensors;
  • Alarm Clock: Simply set your desired wake-up period;
  • Clinic-Proven: Sleep tracking algorithm learns your sleep stages;
  • Connected: Bluetooth Low Energy onboard;
  • Future-Proof: Open SDK empowers researchers to find new uses;
  • Open Sleep Research Platform: Aurora empowers developers to explore sleep and brain-computer-interface (BCI) research by leveraging our research-grade sensors.


I'm a little concerned about the presentation of this product and all its features but we will wait for the results. For more informations press here.