BCI workshop at The University of Reading

Friday 15th April 2010

9:00 am - 5:00pm

The University of Reading will be hosting a BCI workshop in conjungtion with g.tec and its UK distributor, OpenVivo. The aim is to demonstrate and showcase what is achievable with BCI, deliver basic training on the setup and how to train and apply a classifier to various commonly targeted potentials. It will be hands on and interactive with a number of core members of the g.tec team and several sets of equipment which should be able to accommodate a maximum of 30 people.

Attendees will learn about...

  • Definition of a Brain-Computer Interface
  • The EEG, non-invasive recording of brain activity
  • Invasive recordings with ECoG
  • Assets and drawbacks of EEG-based BCI
  • BCI approaches: the slow cortical potentials
  • BCI approaches: oscillatory activity, alpha-, mu- and beta rhythms
  • BCI approaches: steady-state evoked potentials
  • BCI approaches: the P-300 approach
  • Limits of speed and accuracy with EEG-based BCI applications
  • Introduction to required hard- and software
  • Practical introduction: electrode montage, EEG recording
  • Live BCI-experiment with volunteer subject(s)
  • Videos: examples of BCI applications

These workshops will follow the successful format from the g.tec's BCI WORKSHOP at the SfN 2010 and cover a full day (7 to 8 hours).


Start time: 9:00 am

Lunch: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm


Registration is free but places are limited. Please email Anthony Portelli if you wish to register to attend this event. Please introduce yourself and inform us of any dietary requirements. If you need car parking facilities, please provide the make, model, and registration number.