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#Winner "Winner"

The Winners of 2020

This year we had two second places.
 

1st Place

 


Francis R. Willett1,2, Donald T. Avansino1, Leigh Hochberg3, Jaimie Henderson1, Krishna V. Shenoy1,2

A High-Performance Handwriting BCI

1 Stanford University, USA
2 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
3 Brown University, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

 

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2nd Place

 

Alexandre Moly1, Thomas Costecalde1, Félix Martel1, Antoine Lassauce1, Serpil Karakas1, Gael Reganha1, Alexandre Verney2, Benoit Milville2, Guillaume Charvet1, Stéphan Chabardes3, Alim Louis Benabid1, Tetiana Aksenova1

High-dimensional (8D) Control of Complex Effectors such as an Exoskeleton by a Tetraplegic Subject Using Chronic ECoG Recordings Using Stable and Robust Over Time Adaptive Direct Neural Decoder

1 CEA, LETI, CLINATEC, University Grenoble Alpes, MINATEC, France
2 CEA, LIST, DIASI, SRI, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
3 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Grenoble Alpes, France

 

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2nd Place

 

Tomislav Milekovic1,2,3,4, Flavio Raschellà1,2,3,5, Matthew G. Perich2, Eduardo Martin Moraud1,2,3,6, Shiqi Sun1,2,3,7, Giuseppe Schiavone8, Yang Jianzhong9,10, Andrea Galvez1,2,3,4, Christopher Hitz1, Alessio Salomon1, Jimmy Ravier1,2,3, David Borton1,11, Jean Laurens1,12, Isabelle Vollenweider1, Simon Borgognon1,2,3, Jean-Baptiste Mignardot1, Wai Kin D Ko9,10, Cheng YunLong9,10, Li Hao9,10, Peng Hao9,10, Laurent Petit13,14, Qin Li9,10, Marco Capogrosso1, Tim Denison15, Stéphanie P. Lacour8, Silvestro Micera5,16, Chuan Qin10, Jocelyne Bloch1,2,3,6, Erwan Bezard9,10, 13,14, Grégoire Courtine1,2,3,6

A Brain–Spine Interface Complements Deep-Brain Stimulation to Both Alleviate gait and Balance Deficits and Increase Alertness in a Primate Model of Parkinson’s Disease

1 Center for Neuroprosthetics (CNP) and Brain Mind Institute, School of Life Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland
2 Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland
3 Defitech Center for Interventional Neurotherapies (NeuroRestore), CHUV/UNIL/EPFL, Switzerland
4 Department of Fundamental Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
5 CNP and Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland
6 Department of Neurosurgery, CHUV, Switzerland
7 Beijing Engineering Research Center for Intelligent Rehabilitation, College of Engineering, Peking University, People's Republic of China
8 CNP, Institute of Microengineering and Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland
9 Motac Neuroscience, UK
10 Institute of Laboratory Animal Sciences, China Academy of Medical Sciences, People's Republic of China
11 Carney Institute for Brain Science, School of Engineering, Brown University, USA
12 Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
13 Université de Bordeaux, Institut des Maladies Neurodégénératives (IMN), UMR 5293, France
14 CNRS, IMN, UMR 5293, France
15 Oxford University, UK
16 The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy


#Nominees "Nominees"

The Nominees for 2020


This year, top-level research projects were submitted from all over the world.
Aysegul Gunduz, chair of the jury, and 6 other reviewers carefully selected 12 nominated projects:


 

Guangye Li1, Meng Wang1, Shize Jiang2, Jie Hu2, Liang Chen2, Dingguo Zhang3

Enhancing gesture decoding performance using signals from human posterior parietal cortex

1 Robotics Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
2 Neurosurgery Department of Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
3 Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Bath University, Bath, UK


Joseph G. Makin, David A. Moses, Edward F. Chang

Machine translation of cortical activity to text

Center for Integrative Neuroscience/Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

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Benjamin Wittevrongel1,3, Niall Holmes2, Elena Boto2, Ryan Hill2, Molly Rea2, Ben Hunt2, Arno Libert1, Elvira Khachatryan1, Marc Van Hulle1,3, Richard Bowtell2, Matthew Brookes2

Towards practical MEG-BCI with optically pumped magnetometers

1 Laboratory for Neuro- and Psychophysiology, KU Leuven, Belgium
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, UK
3 KU Leuven institute for Artificial Intelligence (Leuven.AI), Belgium


Zied Tayeb1, Rohit Bose2,3, Andrei Dragomir2,4, Luke E. Osborn5,6, Nitish V. Thakor5,7, Gordon Cheng1

EEG decoding of pain perception for a real-time reflex system in prostheses

1 Institute for Cognitive Systems, Technical University of Munich, Germany
2 Institute for Health, National University of Singapore, Singapore
3 Department of Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, USA
4 Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston, USA
5 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, USA
6 Research Exploratory Development, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, USA
7 Department of Biomedical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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Giacomo Valle, Francesco Maria Petrini Pavle Mijovic, Bogdan Mijovic, Stanisa Raspopovic

A computer-brain interface that restores lost extremities touch and movement sensations

Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zürich

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Patrick D. Ganzer, Samuel C. Colachis, Michael A. Schwemmer, David A. Friedenberg, Collin F. Dunlap, Carly E. Swiftney, Adam F. Jacobowitz, Doug J. Weber, Marcia A. Bockbrader, Gaurav Sharma

Restoring the sense of touch using a sensorimotor demultiplexing neural interface

Battelle Memorial Institute, USA


Tomislav Milekovic1,2,3,4, Flavio Raschellà1,2,3,5, Matthew G. Perich2, Eduardo Martin Moraud1,2,3,6, Shiqi Sun1,2,3,7, Giuseppe Schiavone8, Yang Jianzhong9,10, Andrea Galvez1,2,3,4, Christopher Hitz1, Alessio Salomon1, Jimmy Ravier1,2,3, David Borton1,11, Jean Laurens1,12, Isabelle Vollenweider1, Simon Borgognon1,2,3, Jean-Baptiste Mignardot1, Wai Kin D Ko9,10, Cheng YunLong9,10, Li Hao9,10, Peng Hao9,10, Laurent Petit13,14, Qin Li9,10, Marco Capogrosso1, Tim Denison15, Stéphanie P. Lacour8, Silvestro Micera5,16, Chuan Qin10, Jocelyne Bloch1,2,3,6, Erwan Bezard9,10, 13,14, Grégoire Courtine1,2,3,6

A brain–spine interface complements deep-brain stimulation to both alleviate gait and balance deficits and increase alertness in a primate model of Parkinson’s disease

1 Center for Neuroprosthetics (CNP) and Brain Mind Institute, School of Life Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland
2 Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland
3 Defitech Center for Interventional Neurotherapies (NeuroRestore), CHUV/UNIL/EPFL, Switzerland
4 Department of Fundamental Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
5 CNP and Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland
6 Department of Neurosurgery, CHUV, Switzerland
7 Beijing Engineering Research Center for Intelligent Rehabilitation, College of Engineering, Peking University, People's Republic of China
8 CNP, Institute of Microengineering and Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland
9 Motac Neuroscience, UK
10 Institute of Laboratory Animal Sciences, China Academy of Medical Sciences, People's Republic of China
11 Carney Institute for Brain Science, School of Engineering, Brown University, USA
12 Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
13 Université de Bordeaux, Institut des Maladies Neurodégénératives (IMN), UMR 5293, France
14 CNRS, IMN, UMR 5293, France
15 Oxford University, UK
16 The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy


 

Cong Han1,2, James O’Sullivan1,2, Yi Luo1,2, Jose Herrero3, Ashesh D. Mehta3, Nima Mesgarani1,2

Speaker-independent auditory attention decoding without access to clean speech sources

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
2 Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, New York, NY, USA


Francis R. Willett1,2, Donald T. Avansino1, Leigh Hochberg3, Jaimie Henderson1, Krishna V. Shenoy1,2

A high-performance handwriting BCI

1 Stanford University, USA
2 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
3 Brown University, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA

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Karla Burelo1,2, Mohammadali Sharifhazileh1,2, Johannes Sarnthein2, and Giacomo Indiveri1
A neuromorphic brain computer interface for real-time detection of a new biomarker for epilepsy surgery

1 University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Institute of Neuroinformatics, Switzerland 

2 University Hospital and University of Zurich, Switzerland

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Xiang Wu, Paul Chong, Huiliang Wang, Guosong Hong

“Sono-optogenetics”: An ultrasound-mediated non-invasive optogenetic brain-computer interface

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute, Stanford University, USA

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Alexandre Moly1, Thomas Costecalde1, Félix Martel1, Antoine Lassauce1, Serpil Karakas1, Gael Reganha1, Alexandre Verney2, Benoit Milville2, Guillaume Charvet1, Stéphan Chabardes3, Alim Louis Benabid1, Tetiana Aksenova1

High-dimensional (8D) control of complex effectors such as an exoskeleton by a tetraplegic subject using chronic ECoG recordings using stable and robust over time adaptive direct neural decoder

1 CEA, LETI, CLINATEC, University Grenoble Alpes, MINATEC, France
2 CEA, LIST, DIASI, SRI, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
3 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Grenoble Alpes, France

 Watch the video submission
#Interview "Interview"

A High-Performance Handwriting BCI

 

 

The people that would benefit most from this research are those with severe paralysis or who are ‘locked-in’ and have no other means of rapid communication.

 

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Francis R. Willett

Read the interview with the 1st place winner of the BCI Award 2020.

 

#Jury "Jury"

Jury of The BCI Award 2020
 

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Aysegul Gunduz (US)

Chair 2020
University of Florida

 

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Sergey D. Stavisky (US)

Winner 2019
Stanford University

 

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Adriane Randolph (US)

Kennesaw State University
 

 

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Steve Meng (CN)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

 

 

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Jörn Rickert (DE)

CorTec GmbH

 

 

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Fabien Lotte (FR)

INRIA University

 

 

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Yannick Roy (CA)

NeuroTechX
 

 

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#Ceremony "Ceremony"

Virtual 2020 BCI Award Ceremony

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020*
12:00 - 14:00 EDT

 

during the 2020 IEEE SMC
*Zoom Link will be provided via E-Mail.

 

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