Category Archives: Awards

AlphaWoW wins BrainGain demo award

BrainGain is a Dutch research consortium consisting of researchers, companies and potential users of BCIs and CBIs. It is financed by the Smart Mix Programme of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs
and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, to support applied research.  It started in 2007 and will continue for 6 years in total.

Each year there is a consortium meeting bringing all partners together, so everybody is kept up to date of all the developments, new collaborations can be initialized, etc. At these meetings, also awards are presented for best poster, press, and demo.

For 2009, the demo award went to us for alphaWoW, “as it represents a promising industrial direction of adding a BCI-based channel to existing technologies that cannot be realised in any other way.” It is really awesome to receive such recognition. Thank you BrainGain!

In 2008, we also got the demo award, but then for BrainBasher, a simple fun game controlled with imaginary or actual movements, requiring only 10-15 minutes of training.


Best Demonstration Award

Last week, the yearly BrainGain consortium meeting took place in Bad Boekelo. It was very exciting to see what all the other projects have been up to. As icing on the cake, we even won the best demonstration award with BrainBasher! And that’s not even all: our professor Anton Nijholt also won a prize, for the best press coverage.

Boris and I at BrainGain2008

Boris and I at BrainGain2008

A lot of pictures have been made. Unfortunately most of the are not available yet, so you will just have to do with this one in the mean time.