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#Winner "Winner"

The Winners for 2015
 

1st Place

 

Guy Hotson1, David P McMullen2, Matthew S. Fifer3, Matthew S. Johannes4, Kapil D. Katyal4, Matthew P. Para4, Robert Armiger4, William S. Anderson2, Nitish V. Thakor3, Brock A. Wester4, Nathan E. Crone5

Individual Finger Control of the Modular Prosthetic Limb using High-Density Electrocorticography in a Human Subject

1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, US.
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, US.
3 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University,US.
4 Applied Neuroscience, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, US.
5 Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, US.

 

 

2nd Place

 

Roni Hogri1,3, Simeon A. Bamford2,4, Aryeh H. Taub1,5

De-novo experience-based learning in rats interfaced with a “cerebellar chip”

1 Psychobiology Research Unit, Tel Aviv University, IL.
2 Complex Systems Modeling Group, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, IT.
3 Department of Neurophysiology, Medical University of Vienna, AT.
4 Inilabs Gmbh, CH.
5 Department of Neurobiology, Wiezmann Institute of Science, IL.

 

 

3rd Place

 

Kenji Kato, Masahiro Sawada, Tadashi Isa, Yukio Nishimura

Restoration for the volitional motor function via an artificial neural connection

National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Aichi, JP.

 

#Nominees "Nominees"

The Nominees of 2015


More than 50 top-level research projects were submitted from all over the world!
The jury, chaired by Junichi Ushiba, carefully scored 10 nominated projects, and then selected the winners for the Annual BCI Research Award 2015.
 


 

Peter Brunner, Karen Dijkstra, Will Coon, Jürgen Mellinger, Anthony L. Ritaccio, Gerwin Schalk

An ECoG-Based BCI on Auditory Attention to Natural Speech

Albany Medical College and the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies, Wadsworth Center, Albany, US.


R. Chavarriaga1, L.A. Gheorghe1,2, H. Zhang1, Z. Khaliliardali1, J. d. R. Millán1

Easy riders: Brain-Computer interfaces for enhancing driving experience

1 Defitech Chair in Brain-Machine Interface, Center for Neuroprosthetics, EPFL, Lausanne, CH.
2 Mobility Services Laboratory, Nissan Research Center, Nissan Motor Co., JP.


Damien Coyle1, Karl McCreadie2, Jacqueline Stow3, Jacinta McElligott3, Aine Carroll3

Sensorimotor Modulation Assessment and Brain-Computer Interface Training with Auditory feedback in Disorders of Consciousness

1 School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, Ulster University, UK.
2 Intelligent Systems Research Centre, Ulster University, UK.
3 National Rehabilitation Hospital, IE.


Christian Herff1, Dominic Heger2, Adriana de Pesters3,Dominic Telaar2, Peter Brunner3,4, Gerwin Schalk3,4, Tanja Schultz1

Brain-to-Text: Towards continuous speech as a paradigm for BCI

1 Cognitive Systems Lab, Universität Bremen, Bremen, DE.

2 Cognitive Systems Lab, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, DE.
3 National Resource Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies, Wadsworth Center, Albany, US.
4 Department of Neurology, Albany Medical College, Albany, US.


 

Roni Hogri1,3, Simeon A. Bamford2,4, Aryeh H. Taub1,5

De-novo experience-based learning in rats interfaced with a “cerebellar chip”

1 Psychobiology Research Unit, Tel Aviv University, IL.
2 Complex Systems Modeling Group, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, IT.
3 Current address:Department of Neurophysiology, Medical University of Vienna, AT.
4 Current address: Inilabs Gmbh, CH.
5 Current address: Department of Neurobiology, Wiezmann Institute of Science, IL.


Guy Hotson1, David P McMullen2, Matthew S. Fifer3, Matthew S. Johannes4, Kapil D. Katyal4, Matthew P. Para4, Robert Armiger4, William S. Anderson2, Nitish V. Thakor3, Brock A. Wester4, Nathan E. Crone5

Individual Finger Control of the Modular Prosthetic Limb using High-Density Electrocorticography in a Human Subject

1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, US.
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, US.
3 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, US.
4 Applied Neuroscience, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory, US, 5Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, US.


Kenji Kato, Masahiro Sawada, Tadashi Isa, Yukio Nishimura

Restoration for the volitional motor function via an artificial neural connection

National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Aichi, JP.


 

Guangye Li, Dingguo Zhang

Brain-Computer Interface Controlling Cyborg: A Functional Brain-to-Brain Interface between Human and Cockroach

Robotics Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, CN.


N Mrachacz-Kersting1, L Yao2, S Gervasio1, N Jiang3, BD Ebbesen1, TS Palsson1, TG Nielsen1, E Kamavuako1, R. Xu2, D. Falla2, K Dremstrup1, D Farina2

A Brain-Computer-Interface to combat musculoskeletal pain

1 Sensory-Motor Interaction, Aalborg University, DK.
2 University Medical Center, Göttigen, DE.
3 University of Waterloo, CA.


Sergey D. Stavisky, Jonathan C. Kao, Paul Nuyujukian, Stephen I. Ryu, Krishna V. Shenoy

Increasing the useful lifespan of intracortical BCIs by decoding local field potentials as an alternative or compliment to spikes

Stanford University, US


 

#Jury "Jury"

The 2015 Jury
 

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Junichi Ushiba

Chair
 

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Tomasz M. Rutkowski

Winner 2015
 

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Masayuki Hirata


 

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Nuri Firat Ince


 

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Zachary Freudenburg


 

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 José del R. Millán


 

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  Sydney Cash


 

#Ceremony "Ceremony"
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The Awards Ceremony 2015
 

The Award Ceremony took place at the SfN Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago, Illinois, Cuvée Lounge, Chicago, USA, October 19th, 2015