Mirage91: The Graz BCI-Racing Team – making students familiar with BCI research.

Gernot Müller-Putz, Andreas Schwarz, David Steyrl

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The field of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) research is very interdisciplinary as it needs knowledge and expertise from many areas: neurophysiology, anatomy, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering, electronics, software engineering, machine learning, statistics and so on.
Bringing students into the field usually involves disproportional effort, not only for the educator but also for students themselves.
The newly founded Cybathlon [3] tournament will take place in Zürich (Switzerland) in October 2016. This is a championship for end users with disabilities who are using advanced assistive devices. The competitions are
comprised of different disciplines which will test the ability of end users to navigate through a series of everyday tasks while using a wearable arm prosthesis, powered knee prosthesis, powered exoskeleton, powered
wheelchair, electrically stimulated muscles of the lower extremity and brain-computer interfaces.
One of our strategies to introduce students early into BCI is to offer classes at Master Level in several study programs. As a next step, the BCI Lab of Graz University of Technology has founded the Graz BCI Racing Team
Mirage 91.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationBCI Past, Present, and Future
EditorsGernot R. Müller-Putz, Jane E. Huggins, David Steyrl
PublisherVerlag der Technischen Universität Graz
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-85125-467-9
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2016

Fields of Expertise

  • Human- & Biotechnology

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