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The Winners of 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the BCI Award 2022. At this year's BCI Award ceremony, 851 attendees were listening to the presentations of the 12 nominees from which 4 projects were selected as the final winners. This year two projects were awarded with the second place as they got the exact same score. 

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1st PLACE WINNER

Walking naturally after spinal cord injury using a brain-spine interface

 

 

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2nd PLACE WINNER

Francis R. Willett1,2, Chaofei Fan1, Erin Kunz1, Donald T. Avansino1, Foram Kamdar1, Leigh R. Hochberg3, Krishna V. Shenoy1,2, Jaimie M. Henderson1

A high-performance intracortical speech BCI

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

 

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2nd PLACE WINNER

Elena Losanno, Marion Badi, Evgenia Roussinova, Andrew Bogaard, Maude Delacombaz, Solaiman Shokur, Silvestro Micera

An implantable brain-body interface using intrafascicular stimulation to restore hand functions

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy

 

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3rd PLACE WINNER

Highly generalizable spelling using a silent-speech BCI in a person with severe anarthria

 

 

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The Nominees for 2022


This year, over 100 top-level research projects were submitted from all over the world.
Nuri Firat Ince, chair of the jury and 6 reviewers carefully selected 12 nominated projects conducted  by 124 authors from 44 institutions. 


 

N1: Francis R. Willett1,2, Chaofei Fan1, Erin Kunz1, Donald T. Avansino1, Foram Kamdar1, Leigh R. Hochberg3, Krishna V. Shenoy1,2, Jaimie M. Henderson1

A high-performance intracortical speech BCI

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


N2: Henri Lorach1,2,3, Andrea Galvez1,2,3, Valeria Spagnolo1,2,3, Felix Martel4, Serpil Karakas4, Nadine Intering1,2,3, Molywan Vat1,2,3, Olivier Faivre4, Cathal Harte1,2,3, Salif Komi1,2,3, Jimmy Ravier1,2,3, Thibault Collin1,2,3, Laure Coquoz1,2,3, Icare Sakr1,2,3, Edeny Baaklini1,2,3, Sergio Daniel Hernandez-Charpak1,2,3, Gregory Dumont1,2,3, Rik Buschman6, Nicholas Buse6, Tim Denison6,7, Ilse van Nes8, Leonie Asboth1,2,3, Anne Watrin9, Lucas Struber4, Fabien Sauter-Starace4, Lilia Langar5, Vincent Auboiroux4, Stefano Carda2, Stephan Chabardes4,5, Tetiana Aksenova4, Robin Demesmaeker1,2,3, Guillaume Charvet4, Jocelyne Bloch1,2,3, Grégoire Courtine1,2,3

Walking naturally after spinal cord injury using a brain-spine interface

1 NeuroX Institute, School of Life Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Geneve, Switzerland. 
Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne (UNIL), Lausanne, Switzerland.
3 NeuroRestore, Defitech Center for Interventional Neurotherapies, EPFL/CHUV/UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland.  
4 University Grenoble Alpes, CEA, LETI, Clinatec, Grenoble, France. 
5 University Hospital, Grenoble, France. 
6 Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
7 Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. 
8 Department of Rehabilitation, Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, Netherlands. 
9 ONWARD Medical, Lausanne, Switzerland. 


N3: Sean L. Metzger1,2,3, Jessie R. Liu1,2,3, David A. Moses1,2, Maximilian E. Dougherty1, Margaret P.
Seaton1, Kaylo T. Littlejohn1,2,4, Josh Chartier1,2, Gopala K. Anumanchipalli1,2,4, Adelyn Tu-Chan5, Karunesh Ganguly2,5, Edward F. Chang1,2,3

Highly generalizable spelling using a silent-speech BCI in a person with severe anarthria

1 Dept. of Neurological Surgery University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) 
2 Weill Institute for Neurosciences UCSF
3 University of California, Berkeley-UCSF Grad. Program in Bioengineering
4 Dept. of Electrical Engr. and C.S., University of California, Berkeley
5 Dept. of Neurology, UCSF 


 

N4: Simon Geirnaert1,2,3, Rob Zink1,3, Tom Francart2,3, Alexander Bertrand1,3

Fast and accurate, and unsupervised and time-adaptive EEG-based auditory attention decoding for neuro-steered hearing devices

1 KU Leuven, Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT), STADIUS Center for Dynamical Systems, Signal Processing and Data Analytics
2 KU Leuven, Department of Neurosciences, Research Group ExpORL
3 Leuven.AI - KU Leuven institute for AI


N5: João Araújo1, Benjamin D. Simons2, Usha Goswami1

Remediating Phonological Deficits in Dyslexia with a Brain-Computer Interface 

1 Centre for Neuroscience in Education, Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom 
2 Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom 


N6: Elena Losanno, Marion Badi, Evgenia Roussinova, Andrew Bogaard, Maude Delacombaz, Solaiman Shokur, Silvestro Micera

An implantable brain-body interface using intrafascicular stimulation to restore hand functions

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy


N7: Kyuhwa Lee3, Yohann Thenaisie1,2, Charlotte Moerman1,2, Stefano Scafa1,2,4, Andrea Gálvez2,5, Elvira Pirondini1,6,7, Morgane Burri2,5, Jimmy Ravier2,5, Alessandro Puiatti4, Ettore Accolla8, Benoit Wicki9, André Zacharia10,11,12, Mayte Castro Jiménez11, Julien F. Bally11, Grégoire Courtine1,2,5,13, Jocelyne Bloch1,2,5,13, Eduardo Martin Moraud1,2

Real-time decoding of leg motor function and dysfunction from the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson’s patients

1 Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne (UNIL), Lausanne CH-1011, Switzerland.
NeuroRestore, Defitech Centre for Interventional Neurotherapies, CHUV, UNIL, and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne CH-1011, Switzerland. 
3 Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering, Geneva CH-1202, Switzerland. 
4 Institute of Digital Technologies for Personalized Healthcare (MeDiTech), University of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Lugano-Viganello CH-6962 Switzerland. 
5 Faculty of Life Sciences, EPFL, NeuroX Institute, Lausanne CH-1015, Switzerland. 
6 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh 15213, PA, USA. 
7 Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Labs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh 15213, PA, USA. 
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Department of Neurology, Hôpital Fribourgeois, Fribourg University, Fribourg CH-1708, Switzerland. 
Department of Neurology, Hôpital du Valais, Sion CH-1951, Switzerland. 
10 Clinique Bernoise, Crans-Montana CH-3963, Switzerland. 
11 Department of Neurology, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne, Lausanne CH-1011, Switzerland. 
12 Department of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva CH-1201, Switzerland. 
13 Department of Neurosurgery, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and University of Lausanne, Lausanne CH-1011, Switzerland. 

N8: Priscella Asman1, Giuseppe Pellizzer2, Sudhakar Tummala3, Sujit Prabhu3, Nuri F. Ince1

Real-Time Intraoperative Sensorimotor Cortex Localization and Consciousness Assessment with the Spatial and Spectral Profile of the Median Nerve Somatosensory Evoked Potentials 

1 University of Houston
2 Minneapolis VA Health Care System & University of Minnesota
3 MD Anderson Cancer Center


N9: Ryohei Fukuma1,2,3, Takufumi Yanagisawa1,2,3,4, Shinji Nishimoto5,6, Hidenori Sugano7, Kentaro Tamura8, Shota Yamamoto1, Yasushi Iimura7, Yuya Fujita1, Satoru Oshino1, Naoki Tani1, Naoko Koide–Majima5,6, Yukiyasu Kamitani2,9, Haruhiko Kishima1,4

Voluntary control of semantic neural representations by imagery with conflicting visual stimulation

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita, Japan
2 ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Seika-cho, Japan

3 Institute for Advanced Co-Creation Studies, Osaka University, Suita, Japan
4 Osaka University Hospital Epilepsy Center, Suita, Japan
5 Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet), National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Suita, Japan
6 Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University, Suita, Japan 
7 Department of Neurosurgery, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan
8 Department of Neurosurgery, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Japan
9 Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan


N10: Courtnie Jean Paschall, Jason S. Hauptman, Rajesh P.N. Rao, Jeffrey G. Ojemann, Jeffrey Herron
In virtualis re: An Intracortical NeuroHaptic Interface in Virtual Reality

University of Washington, Seattle, USA


N11: Kathy Ruddy, Colin Simon

A multimodal Brain-Computer Interface approach using muscle responses to Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of the brain

Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Dublin, Irland


N12: Elizaveta V. Okorokova1, Anton R. Sobinov2, John E. Downey2, Qinpu He1, Ashley van Driesche2, David Satzer4, Peter C. Warnke3,4, Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos1,2,3, Sliman J. Bensmaia1,2,3

May the force be with you: biomimetic grasp force decoding for brain controlled bionic hands 

1 Committee on Computational Neuroscience, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
3 Neuroscience Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL  
4 Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 


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BCI Award 2022 Ceremony

Presentation & Winner Announcements


Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Time: 14:00 - 16:15 (Vienna time)
Location: 2022 IEEE SMC Conference (Room Zodiac) with live Zoom Stream

 

13:00 - 14:00 | Keynote: BMIs for human enhancement: What has been done and what is coming?
Wlodek Duch, Nicholaus Copernicus University, Poland
14:00 - 16:00 | BCI Award 2022 Nominees Presentations
Christoph Guger, Dean Krusienski, Tomek M. Rutkowski, The BCI Award Foundation Board
16:00 - 16:15 | BCI Award 2022 Winner Anncouncement & Celebration

 

 

AWARDED BY

  

 

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Jury of The BCI Award 2022
 

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Nuri Firat Ince

Chair 2022
University of Houston, USA

 

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Nicolas Opie

Winner 2021
Synchron Inc., AU

 

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Cynthia Chestek

University of Michigan, USA
 

 

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Dora Hermes

Mayo Clinic, USA

 

 

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Guiseppe Pellizzer

University of Minnesota, USA

 

 

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David Moses

University of California, San Francisco, USA

 

 

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Abdelkader N. Belkacem

United Arab Emirates University, UAE
 

 

Snapshots from the virtual BCI Award 2022 Ceremony at IEEE SMC 2022 Conference.