Program

The event is POSTPONED until further notice due to coronavirus. The next event will have a program very similar to the one planned below however. The Brainhack typically starts on a Thursday late afternoon with project pitches and teams creation. The following two days, Friday and Saturday, are for hacking, with also breaks in the form of talks on cutting edge neuroimaging research!

08:30
Breakfast
Breakfast
09:00
Ignite talk
Open Hacking
09:30
Open Hacking
Open Hacking
12:00
Lunch
Lunch
13:00
Ignite talk
Open Hacking
14:00
Open Hacking
Open Hacking
16:30
Collect Badges
Open Hacking
Open Hacking
17:00
Intro / Project pitches
Open Hacking
Debrief Projects
18:00
Choose your team!
Cross-team activity
Wrap up / Drinks
19:00
Social Drinks
Social Drinks / Dinner

Registration

Registration is POSTPONED until further notice due to the coronavirus. New dates of the event are to be announced. You can follow us on Twitter at @brainhackgeneva so that to keep updated about Brainhack activities, including when Brainhack Geneva will take place.

Registration (ON HOLD)

Team

We are here to help. Don't hesitate to ask us any question.

Michael DAYAN

Fondation Campus Biotech Geneva

Margaux Dubessy

FCBG

Speakers

Participating to provide examples of cutting-edge neuroimaging research.

Projects

Potential projects (can be filered by keywords / skills)

  • All
  • Programming
  • Terminal / Git
  • Machine Learning
  • EEG processing
  • 3D Design
  • Neurosciences
  • Electronics


You can even propose your own by filling the form here!

Project 1 Cooperative Neurofeedback - A multiplayer game controlled with your brain by Louis Albert and Sixto Alcoba Banqueri

Tired of playing alone, annoyed to hold a controller?

The goal of this project is to create a multiplayer game controlled by players brain.

How ?
Using real time electroencephalography (EEG) recordings, we want to get people connected and working together to progress through the game.

Why ?
Not only for fun , but also for its medical applications: playing with its brain can teach you self-regulation of brain function. This process called neurofeedback can be used as a complementary or alternative therapy in various brain dysfunctions. ( Tinnitus, ADHD, Depression...).

What is the state of the project ?
We have already started the development of that project during Global Geneva 2019 BrainHack, and reach a point where two players can control a character in a home-made video game with their brain. See Github project page.

What’s next ?
The goal of this BrainHack would be to reawaken the project and make it work into a virtualized environment, increase the number of simultaneous players and make the game more challenging and engaging (2 vs 2), upgrade the game/develop new mini-games, and improve the EEG data analisys algorithms.

Who can join ?
Everyone interested in software/game development, electroencephalography, brain computer interfaces. Please note that grumpy developers are welcome.

Project skills

At least one of these preferred, but contributing to general ideas / discussion is always welcome!

Programming
Terminal / Git
Machine Learning
EEG processing
3D Design
Neurosciences
Electronics

Project 2 PlasticBrain displaying real-time brain activity from EEG by Manik Bhattacharjee

During a previous hackathon we suceeded in displaying alpha-wave activity in real-time on the 3D printed PlasticBrain. I would like to : - display more diverse types of activity or anatomical information (other waves, connectivity, anatomical atlases...) - replay recorded EEG sessions and averaged signals - improving the EEG -> brain activity -> LED display chain (mostly localization of EEG electrodes on the head and LED in the 3D printed brain)

Project skills

At least one of these preferred, but contributing to general ideas / discussion is always welcome!

Programming
Terminal / Git
Machine Learning
EEG processing
3D Design
Neurosciences
Electronics

Project 3 Through your eyes -- Reconstruct visual stimuli from EEG data by Konstantinos Samaras-Tsakiris

This is a project about materializing your imagination.

Vision is our most detailed perception of the world. However communicating what you see is very hard. Imagine a more direct way to interact with the world, bypassing keyboards and mice: EEG devices directly tapping brain signals, Machine Learning models for decoding, and neurofeedback loops to stabilize the representations look like the essential ingredients.
Join us to explore a delectable mix of them!

This project will attempt to reconstruct what a person sees from their EEG. Building on our experiences from the previous Brainhack, we will attempt to reproduce parts of a recent paper still in peer review: Natural image reconstruction from brain waves: a novel visual BCI system with native feedback.
The authors have released related data. It is a controversial subject not widely considered feasible yet. Well, all the more reason to take it on at the Brainhack!

In this Brainhack, depending on participation, we will attempt the following:

  • Filter the EEG data
  • Build a generative DL model to produce images like the visual stimuli and another to map the EEG data to its latent space
  • Perform our own EEG experiment to better control the stimulus
  • [ultimate stretch goal!] Integrate the above in a neurofeedback system

Project skills

At least one of these preferred, but contributing to general ideas / discussion is always welcome!

Programming
Terminal / Git
Machine Learning
EEG processing
3D Design
Neurosciences
Electronics

Project instigators

Here is the list of project instigators who will help giving the "big picture" of each project.

Louis Albert

Fondation Campus Biotech Geneva

Louis's expertise: C/C#/C++, Unity, and much more

Sixto's expertise: Software, VR, Unity, Electronics, Hardware, labVIEW

Manik Bhattacharjee

Université de Genève

Manik's expertise: software engineering, neuromaging, SEEG, MRI

Konstantinos's expertise: software engineering, cloud, EEG analysis, julialang

Contact & Venue

Address

Chemin des Mines 9, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

Phone Number

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