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.