BR41N.I0 Hackathon

g.tec medical engineering GmbH (AT)

Sat Sep 7, 2019, 10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sun Sep 8, 2019, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
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The Brain-Computer Interface Designers Hackathon

A BCI provides a direct link between the brain and an external device. 20 years ago, BCIs could only spell or move computer cursors. Today, BCIs are being used in many different fields of neuroscience, such as motor rehabilitation for stroke patients, assessment of and communication with coma patients, control of devices for disabled people, cognitive training or neuromarketing. Machine learning, dry electrodes, wireless electrode caps, and other technologies are making BCIs more powerful and practical for a growing number of users.

The BR41N.IO Brain-Computer Interface Designers Hackathon Series has been created to show these current and future developments, and the unlimited possibilities of BCIs in creative or scientific fields, and brings together engineers, programmers, designers and artists. Each team must design and build a wearable BCI-headpiece that can measure brain activity in real-time to create any sort of interaction. The hacking projects use EEG electrodes and amplifiers, and challenge programmers to code an interface that enables them to control devices, robots or applications, post messages on social media, draw paintings, or a myriad of other applications by using their thoughts only. BR41N.IO also challenges creative minds to design a BCI headset with 3-D printers, handcrafted materials and sewing machines.

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Children are invited to create their own Brain-Computer Interfaces and can take their handicraft with them. BR41N.IO aims to promote awareness of artificial intelligence, life science, art and technology, and how these can merge into innovative and exceptional BCI systems.


Project Credits:

  • BR41N.IO is organized by g.tec neurotechnology GmbH
  • BR41N.IO is sponsored by the IEEE Brain Initiative



g.tec neurotechnology GmbH (AT) develops and produces Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) that are used in neuroscience research and have even provided people with motor disabilities with the chance to communicate or control devices, play or write by thoughts and to regain their ability to move again.