BBCI Winter School on Neurotechnology 2014
- [BT] Introduction to the BBCI Toolbox for Offline Analysis
- [BO] Introduction to the BBCI Online system
- [NI] Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) Experiment and Analysis
- [QE] Quality Engineering: Assessing Audio- & Video Quality in Telecommunications
- [VS] BCI Experiment with a Gaze-Independent Visual Speller
[BT] Introduction to the BBCI Toolbox for Offline Analysis
The BBCI Matlab Toolbox offers a flexible framework for offline analysis of neuroimaging data. This software is available as open source. Participants will learn how to perform ERP and spectral analysis within this framework. Some experience in Matlab is advisable.
[Two sessions, each limited to 20 participants] [ exercises sheets ]
[BO] Introduction to the BBCI Online system
The BBCI Matlab Toolbox offers a flexible framework for online processing of multimodal neuroimaging data. This software is available as open source. Participants will learn to implement different kinds of BCIs within this framework, and to simulate and analyze online classification in practical exercises. This session is targeted at programmers, who plan to setup their own online experiments, or at least to perform simulated online analysis. Some experience in Matlab is required.
[NI] Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) Experiment and Analysis
In this experimental session we will explain the principles of a NIRS scanner and demonstrate its use and the preparation of a typical experimental setup. We will perform a physiological experiment of measuring the hemodynamic changes caused by executed and imaginary hand-gripping. The experimental results will then be analyzed using methods from the public available BBCI toolbox which are also commonly applied to NIRS signals.
[Limited to 10 participants]
[QE] Quality Engineering: Assessing Audio- & Video Quality in Telecommunications
This workshop will give an overview on usability and quality testing as well as some practical experience on how to conduct quality tests following international standards specified e.g. by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). In addition will show how we deploy psychophysiologcial measures, mainly the EEG, for assessing audio and audiovisual quality during telephone or video conferences.
[Limited to 20 participants]
[VS] BCI Experiment with a Gaze-Independent Visual Speller
Participants will have to opportunity to perform (as experimenter and as user) an EEG-based BCI experiment. The application will be a Speller (like in this paper) that is based on ERPs to visual stimuli. Since all stimuli are presented at central position of the screen, no eye movements are required for operation, and the BCI system solely operates on modulated attention. Participants will learn how to conduct the EEG experiment, analyze the ERPs and run the online experiment with the BBCI software (which will be available as open source by then).
[Two sessions, each limited to 15 participants]