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BR41N.IO AT IEEE BIBE 2019

October 27-28, 2019 at Royal Olympic Hotel
in Athens, Greece

 

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The Brain-Computer Interface Designers Hackathon
in Greece

 

BR41N.IO is a brainstorming and collaborative marathon designed to be a learning experience for  developers, technologists, engineers, students, artists, and scientists who cram and build brain-computer interface (BCI) applications together in teams. By putting creative minds from multiple disciplines together for a short period of time, BCI-related applications not readily thought of can be discovered and uncovered. 

There are several predefined projects at the BR41N.IO Designers' 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.  The Unicorn Brain Interface and the Unicorn Suite application are mostly used to realize BR41N.IO projects. However, additional software should already be installed on your personal laptop before you come to the hackathon.

Read more: IEEE BIBE 2019

Who can participate?

Anyone can participate who has interests in BMI, BCI, robotics, AR, VR, machine learning, computing, sensors, human-machine interface systems, control, signal processing, big data, haptics, rehabilitation, and similar areas. Participants do not have to be a BMI expert to participate on a team! Interdisciplinary teams with a combination of BMI and non-BMI skills are often successful in building solutions and producing working prototypes. 

Can I submit a different project?

Professional teams can also participate to develop applications during the BR41N.IO Designers' Hackathon to demonstrate full potential of some of the sponsored hardware/software. If you are looking for team members, your project will be included among the BR41N.IO projects below where people can apply for it. Submit your project to contact@br41n.io.

What's in there for me?

Be creative, think outside the box. The BR41N.IO Designers' Hackathon is fun and gets you to network and collaborate with other Geeks. The best BR41N.IO projects will be awarded with cash prizes:

  • BR41N.IO IEEE BIBE Prize: $ 500
  • BR41N.IO IEEE BIBE Prize: $ 300
  • BR41N.IO IEEE BIBE Prize: $ 200
  • BR41N.IO IEEE Brain Prize: $ 1,000
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HACKATHON SCHEDULE


 

Sunday, October 27

10:00–10:30 Welcome
10:30–11:00 Current and future applications of
brain-computer interfaces

Francisco Fernandes
11:00–11:30 How to run a real-time BCI application
Francisco Fernandes
11:30–12:00 Unicorn Brain Interface Demonstration
Francisco Fernandes
12:00–13:00 Group formation
13:00 START BR41N.IO

Monday, October 28

13:00 END BR41N.IO
13:00–15:00 Project presentations
15:00–15:30 Meeting Hackathon Jury
16:00–17:00 BR41N.IO Ceremony
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HACKATHON JURY

 

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Francisco Fernandes (AT)

g.tec neurotechnology GmbH
 

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Manousos Klados (UK)

Aston University Birmingham
 

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Maria Stathopoulou (GR)

Journalist ERT

 

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Anastasios Bezerianos (GR)

John Hopkins University, USA
 

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Konstantina Nikita (GR)

National Technical University of Athens

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PROGRAMMING PROJECTS
 

Unicorn Speller: Smart Home

The Unicorn Brain Interface comes with the Unicorn Speller application that is using P300 paradigm to control electronic devices such as lamps, radios or television. Watch the video Unicorn Speller Smart Home.

soft-/hardware: Unicorn Hybrid Black, Unicorn Speller, electronic devices
participants: 2 groups, 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 Hybrid Black with motor imagery. It is possible to move an orthosis by thinking about left or right hand motion. Watch the video Orthosis Control.

soft-/hardware: Unicorn Hybrid Black, Unicorn Speller, bring your own orthosis or use Unity instead
participants: 2 groups, 3-5 people per group
Skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink), basic graphics programming skills with Unity

 

Unity Rehab

Create a Unity based game that can be used for rehabilitation purposes.

soft-/hardware: Unicorn Hybrid Black, Unity
participants: 4 groups, 3-5 people per group
Skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink), Basic graphics programming with Unity

 

‌‌ Unicorn Sphero

The Unicorn Brain Interface offers the Unicorn Speller application that allows you to control a robotic ball called Sphero. Watch the video Unicorn Sphero Control.

soft-/hardware: Unicorn Hybrid Black, Unicorn Sphero, Sphero robot
participants: 2 groups, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (C#)

 

fNIRS and EEG Control

The team can use g.Nautilus fNIRS (functional near-infrared spectroscopy) and EEG simultaneously to control BCI applications.

soft-/hardware: g.Nautilus fNIRS
participants: 2 group, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink)

 

‌‌ Flight Control

The Unicorn Hybrid Black comes with the Unicorn Speller which allows you to fly your own drone with the brain only.

soft-/hardware: Unicorn Hybrid Black, Unicorn Speller, bring your own drone or use Unity instead
participants: 2 groups, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (Java)

 

Unity Games

Create your own Unity game that can be controlled with a brain-computer interface.

soft-/hardware: Unicorn Hybrid Black, Unicorn Suite, Unity
participants: 4 groups, 3-5 people per group
Skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink), Basic graphics programming with Unity

 

Dream Painting

If you want to create a Dream Painting,  you have to wear a Unicorn Brain Interface while you sleep. When you wake up, you are able to create a picture based on EEG signals.

soft-/hardware: Unicorn Hybrid Black, Unicorn Painting
participants: 2 groups, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink)

 

Sense & Stimulate the Brain

Stimulate the brain with tDCS to increase or mental performance and measure brain activity with EEG at the same time with the Unicorn Hybrid Black environment. 

soft-/hardware specifications: Unicorn Hybrid Black, Unicorn Brain Stimulator
participants: 2 groups, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink, C#)

 

Brain-Controlled Surgery Assistant Robot

In this project, the team creates a wearable surgery assistant robot which is capable of providing desired tools and/or equipment to the doctor. The robot is commanded by the brain signals of the doctor. 

soft-/hardware specifications: Unicorn Hybrid Black, Unicorn Suite
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills

 

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THAT WAS ATHENS 2019. THANK YOU!

 

IEEE BRAIN WINNER

MAMBO

The team created a Multiplayer Online Game where to people with two EEG headsets could play together using P300.

Team members: Sotiris Alexiou, Giannis Koutoulogennis, Andreas Papandreou, George Michalakis, Ioannis Marinakis

1. PLACE WINNER

BMI.SAR

The team developed their own extra robotic arm to aid Surgeons during surgery to hold utencils. This robotic arm is then controlled by the Motor Imagery (ERD/ERS).

Team members: Sanjaya Mallikarachchi, Thilina Lalitharatne

2. PLACE WINNER

NO BRAINERS

The Team interfaced a self-created robotic hand and Sphero robot with the Unicorn Hybrid Black using P300.

Team members: Miha Godec, Valerie Wolf Gang, Ziga Pavlovic

3. PLACE WINNER

THE GROUP

This team developed a 3D Animated Surgery Robot that could be controlled via BCI using P300 Technique.

Team members: Dionysios-Antonios Rompolas, Alexandros Kokas, Christos Vasileios Kokas