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Graz


BR41N.IO AT
BCI CONFERENCE 2017

September 17-18, 2017 in Graz, Austria
Institute of Neural Engineering

 

     

 

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BR41N.IO Hackathon

 

This Hackathon will take place during the BCI Meeting 2017 in Graz, Austria. There are several predefined projects at the hackathon, which the participants can choose to work on. Below the projects are described in detail including hard- and software specifications as well as the number of possible participants for each project.  In the BR41N.IO Hackathon, motor imagery and EP based systems are mostly used to control the applications. Specific hardware for the projects will be provided, however, software should already be installed on your personal laptop before you come to the hackathon.

Who can participate?

Anyone with interests in BMI, BCI, robotics, AR, VR, machine learning, sensors, human-machine interface systems, control, signal processing, big data, haptics, arts, media arts, design, fashion, and similar areas.

What's in there for you?

Be creative, think outside the box. The Hackathon is fun and gets you to network and collaborate with other Geeks. The BCI Conference is also the perfect setting to meet experts from the Brain-Computer Interface field. Of course, there will be prizes for the best 3 programming and artistic projects each.

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HACKATHON JURY

 

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Christoph Guger (AT)

CEO g.tec medical engineering GmbH and Guger Technologies

 

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Nick Ramsey (NL)

President of the BCI Society,
University Medical Center Utrecht

 

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Gerwin Schalk (US)

National Center for
Adaptive Neurotechnologies
 

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Horst Bischof (AT)

Deputy Rector of Graz University
of Technology

 

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Reinhold Scherer (AT)

Deputy Head of the Institute of Neural Engineering at the Graz University of Technology

 

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HACKING PROJECTS
 

‌‌ Dream Painting

To use the dream painting app, the user is wearing an unicorn headset while sleeping. When he wakes up, he will get an image created according to his EEG signals.

soft-/hardware specifications: unicorn
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink, C#)

 

Flight Control

The unicorn is supported by the P300 based spelling application intendiX. It is possible to move a drone with intendiX.

soft-/hardware specifications: unicorn, drone
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (Java)

 

Unity Games

Develop your own BCI controlled Unity game.

soft-/hardware specifications: g.Nautilus
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
Skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink, C#), Basic graphics programming with Unity

 

Camera

It is possible to record videos, while recording EEG with an unicorn amplifier.

soft-/hardware specifications: unicorn, cameras
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink)

 

intendiX/extendiX Smart Home

The unicorn is supported by the P300 based spelling application intendiX. It is possible to control home devices such as lamps, radios or television. Watch the intendiX/extendiX Smart Home video.

soft-/hardware specifications: unicorn, everyday objects (bring your own objects)
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (C#)

 

Sphero SPRK Control

The unicorn is supported by the P300 based spelling application intendiX. It is possible to controll a robotic ball called Sphero with intendiX. Watch the Sphero Control video.

soft-/hardware specifications: unicorn, Sphero
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (C#)

 

e-puck Control

It is possible to control an e-puck with the P300 based spelling application intendiX. Watch the e-puck control video.

soft-/hardware specifications: g.Nautilus, e-puck
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (C#)

 

Connect intendiX w/ Social Media

The unicorn amplifier is supported by the P300 based spelling application intendiX. When connected to Twitter or Facebook, status updated can be written. Watch the intendiX Social Media video.

soft-/hardware specifications: unicorn
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (C#)

 

FES Control

It is possible to control a FES using a unicorn amplifier with motor imagery. It is possible to move a FES by thinking about left or right hand motion.

soft-/hardware specifications: unicorn, FES
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink)

 

Orthosis Control

It is possible to control a 3D printed orthosis using a unicorn amplifier with motor imagery. It is possible to move an orthosis by thinking about left or right hand motion. Watch the Orthosis Control video.

soft-/hardware specifications: unicorn, orthesis
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
Skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink)

 

ARTISTIC PROJECTS
 

Use intendiX for Social Media

Use the P300 based spelling application intendiX to write an article, a blog post or a status update in your Social Media Account. Whatever you have to say about the Designers Hackathon, don’t forget to use the hashtag #BR41N. Watch the intendiX Social Media video.

soft-/hardware specifications: unicorn
participants: 1 group with 3-5 people

 

intendiX Painting

Create images by using your thoughts only!

soft-/hardware specifications: unicorn, intendiX
participants: 1 group with 3-5 people

 

Design Headsets Using 3D Printing

Let’s design a fancy and futuristic EEG headpiece with your own 3d printed parts. Let it move, light, blink, hold things or simply look fantastic. Watch the 3D Headset video.

soft-/hardware specifications: 3D printer, 3D freeware
participants: 1 group with 3-5 people
skills: Basic CAD

 

Design Headsets Using Sewing Machines

Cover and decorate your EEG Headset by creating an artistic tailormade hat that keeps all electrodes in their intended position.

soft-/hardware specifications: sewing machines and decoration materials, fabrics and textiles
participants: 10 people

 

#Winners "Winners"

THAT WAS GRAZ 2017. THANK YOU!

 

1. PLACE WINNER

Team "DANIELs"

Team Daniels created a BCI headset that is fully 3D printed and has flexible elements and structure that is lightweight, adaptable to the users head, holds 8 to 16 electrodes and can be used for dry electrodes.

Team members: Daniel Stramez, Daniel D├╝rr

2. PLACE WINNER

Team "Red Cute"

Team Red Cute brain-controlled a SPHERO robot which spelled letters. With the help of some red paint on the robot, the team was able to write the initials RD with the robot on a piece of paper.

Team members: Vit Obrusnik, Josef Korbel, Michal Jirku, Tomas Novak, Jakub Pogran

3. PLACE WINNER

Team "Dream Team"

The team recorded brain acitivty while sleeping or listening to different styles of music. Then, they visualized the data with different (color) filters and created an interesting animation.

Team members: Daniel Hofstadler, Abhijeet Parida, Luis Sanz, Jack Xu, Jelena Mladenovic, Mostafa Mohammadpour