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BR41N.IO AT
ARS ELECTRONICA FESTIVAL 2019

September 7-8, 2019 at PostCity Linz, Austria

 

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BR41N.IO DESIGNERS' HACKATHON AT
ARS ELECTRONICA 2019

 

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.

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:

  • 1st BR41N.IO Prize: $ 300
  • 2nd BR41N.IO Prize: $ 200
  • 3rd BR41N.IO Prize: $ 100
  • BR41N.IO IEEE Brain Prize: $ 1,000
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HACKATHON SCHEDULE

 

Saturday, September 7

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

Christoph Guger, g.tec
11:00–11:30 How to run a real-time BCI application
Christoph Guger
11:30–12:00 Unicorn Brain Interface Demonstration
Christoph Guger & Martin Walchshofer, g.tec
12:00–13:00 Group formation
13:00 START BR41N.IO

Sunday, September 8

13:00 END BR41N.IO
13:00–15:00 Project presentations
15:00–15:30 Meeting Hackathon Jury
15:30–16:00 BR41N.IO Award Ceremony
Gerfried Stocker, Artistic Director
of Ars Electronica
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HACKATHON JURY

 

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Christoph Guger (AT)

g.tec neurotechnology GmbH
 

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Christa Sommerer (AT)

University of Arts and Design, Linz
 

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Alexander Egyed (AT)

Johannes Kepler University Linz
 

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Thomas Haslwanter (AT)

University of Applied Sciences, Linz
 

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Alois Ferscha (AT)

Johannes Kepler University Linz
 

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Chris Bruckmayr (AT)

Ars Electronica Solutions
 

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Christoph Hinterm├╝ller (AT)

Johannes Kepler University Linz
 

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Michael Altrichter (AT)

startup 300
 

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Mikhail Arshinskiy (AT)

Deloitte Austria
 

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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)

Registration

 

Orthosis Control

It is possible to control a 3D printed orthosis using a Unicorn Brain Interface 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: Unicorn Hybrid Black, Unicorn Speller, orthosis
participants: 2 groups, 3-5 people per group
Skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink)

Registration

 

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

Registration

 

Your Hacking Project

You are invited to create your own programming project for this hackathon. You'll have all the BCI headsets or you bring your own BCI to design and program your own fully functional headset.

soft-/hardware specifications: tbd
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills

Registration

 

‌‌ 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.

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

Registration

 

‌‌ Flight Control

The Unicorn Brain Interface comes with the Unicorn Speller which allows you to fly a drone with your thoughts only.

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

Registration

 

Gin Tonic Robot

How do you like your Gin Tonic: Hendrick's, Botanist or Edinburgh Gin? Rosemary, cucumber, lime or pepper? Think of a Gin Tonic cocktail and have a robot mix and pour it over ice for you. Cheers!

soft-/hardware: Unicorn Hybrid Black, Unicorn Suite
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people
skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink, C#)

Registration

 

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

Registration

 

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)

Registration

 

fNIRS and EEG Control

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

soft-/hardware: g.Nautilus fNIRS
participants: 1 group, 3-5 people per group
skills: Basic programming skills (Matlab, Simulink)

Registration

 

ARTS PROJECTS
 

Unicorn Painting

Create images according to your brain activity that you measure with the Unicorn Brain Interface.

soft-/hardware: Unicorn Hybrid Black, Unicorn Painting
participants: 2 groups, 3-5 people per group

Registration

 

Design Unicorn Brain Interface with 3D Printers

Expand the Unicorn Brain Interface with your own 3D printed parts. Let them move, light, hold things or simply look nice. Watch the video 3D Headset Design.

soft-/hardware: Unicorn Hybrid Black, 3D printer, 3D freeware
participants: 2 groups, 3-5 people per group
Skills: Basic CAD

Registration

 

Design Unicorn Brain Interface with Sewing Machines

Give the Unicorn Brain Interface a new, fashionable look.

soft-/hardware: Unicorn Hybrid Black, sewing machines, fabrics and handicraft material
participants: 10 people

Registration

 

FOR CHILDREN
 

‌‌ Unicorn Kids Table

Kids can join anytime and stay as long as they want to and handicraft their own headsets based on their imagination.

soft-/hardware specifications: none
participants: unlimited

Registration

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Programming Projects

Unicorn Speller Smart Home

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Unicorn Sphero

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Orthosis Control

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Flight Control

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Dream Painting

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Gin Tonic Robot

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fNIRS EEG Control

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Your Hacking Project

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Sense & Stimulate the Brain

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Artistic Projects

Unicorn Painting

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Design Unicorn with 3D Printers

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Design Unicorn with Sewing Machines

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Kids Projects

Unicorn Kids Table

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