Brain Computer Interface Hackathon
Call for participation
What’s a Hackathon? Hackathons are brainstorming and collaborative marathons designed to rapidly produce working prototypes. Conventional hackathons typically bring developers and technologists together over 24, 36, 48 or more hours to cram and build solutions that they can present.
Why do a Brain Hackathon? The brain hackathon provides an environment for innovation and entrepreneurship. By putting creative minds from multiple disciplines together for a short period of time, we have the opportunity to discover and uncover possibilities for using BCI-related hardware and software not readily thought of. Hacks and innovation developed from hackathons have great potential for commercialization.
Who Can Participate? Anyone! Both SMC2017 attendees and non-SMC2017 attendees with interests in BMI, BCI, robotics, AR, VR, machine learning, sensors, human-machine interface systems, control, signal processing, big data, haptics, rehabilitation, and similar areas. You do not have to be a BMI expert to participate on a team! Interdisciplinary teams with a combination of BMI and non- BMI skills are often successful in building solutions and producing working prototypes.
Can Students Compete? Yes! The student competition is still open to high school students and undergraduates
How do I Participate? You can register here.
Partnerships: Participants can additionally select from a range of pre-defined Hackathon projects supported by the BR41N.IO Brain-Computer Interface designer Hackathon series. Designers will be able to 3D-print their own headsets and design BCI systems, and—together with programmers—create new BCI systems.
|Date||October 7-8, 2017|
|Place||Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity |
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1H5
|Registration||Click here to access the registration page. |
We highly encourage participants to register for the IEEE SMC BMI Workshop
|Awards||$4,000 in cash and hardware prizes: a $1,000 IEEE Brain Initiative Brain Hackathon Prize, a $1,000 IEEE SMC Brain Hackathon Prize, a $1,000 Qusp Prize, and a $1,000 BR41N.IO Prize|
|Student competition||Registration is still open. Online application form|
IEEE, IEEE SMC, IEEE Brain Initiative, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, IEEE Magnetics, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, IEEE Systems Council
BR41N.IO Brain-Computer Interface designer Hackathon series
g.tec medical engineering GmbH, Qusp Labs
For additional information or questions about the hackathon, please contact:
Tiago H. Falk
Michael H. Smith