Brain-Computer Interaction

Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) have been a widely researched topic for the last 20 years. BCIs make use of brain activity to create controls for computers or machines in general. The most common approach to establish such a connection between computer and brain is to measure the electrical activity of the brain at the scalp surface, via Electroencephalography (EEG). Those EEG devices are non-invasive, comparably cheap and can nowadays even be used with dry electrode caps, which makes them easy to setup. Within this seminar you will learn about different techniques and types of BCIs and develop your own Brain-Computer Interface with a dry electrode EEG-headset in a group project.
The seminar consists of 3 stages. In the first stage you will choose a topic/task from a list we will provide. You will receive basic literature regarding this topic, perform a literature research on the state-of-the-art in this field and write a summary about it. In a second step you will create a concept and implementation plan to solve the given task, based on state-of-the-art methods. This plan will be presented to the seminar participants and tutors in a 20 minute presentation and should include the most relevant studies, what impact they have on your work and finally your implementation plan. In the third stage you will implement the BCI-application with your group and at the end of the seminar give a short demonstration of your work.