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WS 1: Brain-computer interfaces for the assessment of patients with disorders of consciousness
February 4, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
2:00pm CET, 8:00am EST, 5:00am PST, 12:00am AEDT, 9:00pm (CST)
Registration deadline: February 2nd
Christoph Guger, g.tec medical engineering
Damien Coyle, Ulster University
Kyousuke Kamada, Hokashin Group Megumino Hospital
Rossella Spataro, University of Palermo
Jing Jin, East China University
Steven Laureys, University Liege, BE
Some patients diagnosed as vegetative are reclassified as (at least) minimally conscious when assessed by expert teams. A further subset of potentially communicative non-responsive patients might be undetectable through standard clinical testing. Other patients might have transient periods of relative wakefulness, but remain unaware of their surroundings. The workshop will provide an overview over groups that aim to use BCI technology to identify non-responsive patients or locked-in patients that might be able to communicate and use the technology as an assessment tool. In the workshop recent experiments, analysis methods and results with EEG, fNIRS and fMRI will be shown and discussed. The goal of the workshop is to identify the most important trends of the last years and to facilitate interaction between participants.
Neurologists and scientists working with DOC patients
1. How can BCI technology be used to assess brain functions of DOC patients
2. How can BCI technology be used by DOC patients to answer questions
3. Which rehabilitation BCI techniques are used for DOC patients