About

Mobile Brain / Body Imaging (MoBI) is a new imaging modality, employing mobile brain imaging methods like the electroencephalogram (EEG) or near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) synchronized to motion capture and other data streams to investigate brain activity while participants actively move in and interact with their environment. Mobile Brain / Body Imaging allows to investigate brain dynamics accompanying more natural cognitive and affective processes as it allows the human to interact with the environment without restriction regarding physical movement. Overcoming the movement restrictions of established imaging modalities like functional magnetic resonance tomography (MRI), MoBI can provide new insights into the human brain function in mobile participants. This imaging approach will lead to new insights into the brain functions underlying active behavior and the impact of behavior on brain dynamics and vice versa, it can be used for the development of more robust human-machine interfaces as well as state assessment in mobile humans. At our lab we make use of state-of-the-art virtual reality headsets to mirror realistic task scenarios in a controlled experimental environment.

 

 

 

 

Keynotes

Arthur Kramer

Arthur Kramer

Professor of Psychology & Engineering, Northeastern University

Diane Damiano

Diane Damiano

Chief of Functional & Applied Biomechanics NIH

Scott Makeig

Scott Makeig

Director Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience

 

 

Schedule

2018-07-11
2018-07-11
BeMoBIL
2018-07-12
2018-07-12
Swissotel main room
2018-07-13
2018-07-13
Swissotel main room
PanAm Lounge
2018-07-14
2018-07-14
Swissotel main room
BeMoBIL
Swissotel main room
Swissotel main room
PanAm Lounge
Swissotel main room
09:00 - 21:30
Registration and Open Doors at BeMoBIL

Pre-Conference Registration during Open Doors at the Berlin Mobile Brain/Body Imaging Lab (BeMoBIL)

11:00 - 12:00
Open Doors at the BeMoBIL

Welcome by the President of the TU Berlin, Prof. Dr. Thomson

Introduction Klaus Gramann TU Berlin

Klaus Gramann
'Embodied Brain Dynamics of Spatial Cognition'
11:00 - 21:00
Demonstrations

Demonstrations of different experiments and discussion of possibilities for experimental research at the the BeMoBIL
– Dark room: Demonstration Brain Dynamics in Path Integration (DFG) 11-12AM, 2-3PM,5-6PM
– Dark room: Demonstration MoBI of Spatial Learning (BMBF/NSF) 12-1PM,3-4PM, 6-7PM
– Dark room: Demonstration MoBI of Spatial Learning (BMBF/NSF) 1-2PM,4-5PM, 7-8PM

– White room: Demonstration MoBI Situation Awarenes (DFG) 11-1PM, 3-5PM,8-9PM
– White room: Demonstration MoBI TBA 1-3PM,5-7PM

– Desktop Lab: BCI and implicit Interaction (DFG) 11-1PM, 3-5PM,8-9PM
– Desktop Lab: Spatial Cognition (DFG) 1-3PM,5-7PM

Throughout the day, participants for the 3rd International MoBI Conference can register and receive the conference bag.

18:00 - 21:30
Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception to the 3rd International Mobile Brain/Body Imaging Conference,

Berlin 2018

@ Berlin Mobile Brain/Body Imaging Lab

09:00 - 09:15
Welcome Note / Introduction

Welcome, Introduction Klaus Gramann TU Berlin Read more…

09:30 - 11:00
Session I: MoBI Hardware & Software
Session Chair: N.N.

This session will provide overviews on newest developments in MoBI Hardware  and MoBI Software including mobile unobtrusive EEG, sensor developments and multi-modal data synchronization and analyses approaches.

Stefan Debener
'Talk title TBA'
Tzyy-Ping Jung
'Talk title TBA'
Paola Pinti
Mobile fNRIS - systems and analyses
N.N.
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.I
'Talk title TBA'
11:00 - 12:00
Vendor Demonstrations

(MoBI Hardware / Mobile unobtrusive sensors)

12:00 - 01:30
Lunch Break
13:30 - 15:00
Session II: Cognition and Motor Function
Session CHAIR: N.N.

This session will provides insight into latest developments in the cognitive neuroscience of embodiment, spatial cognition, visual attention, natural face recognition as well as the brain dynamics underlying motor function.

Klaus Gramann
'Embodied Brain Dynamics of Spatial Cognition'
Peter König
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.I
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.II
'Talk title TBA'
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee / Tea Break
15:30 - 17:30
Session III: Gait- and Gait Rehabilitation
Session Chair: N.N.

The session ‘Gait- and Gait Rehabilitation’ focuses on the brain dynamics underlying natural and pathological gait. How can MoBI be used to overcome gait impairments in rehabilitation settings and what does it tell us about the basic supraspinal control of this core motor function.

Dan Ferris
Talk Title TBA
Helen J. Huang
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.I
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.II
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.III
'Talk title TBA'
17:30 - 18:45
Keynote: “Mobile Brain/Body Imaging in Children with Cerebral Palsy”

Diane Damiano

Diane Damiano
Chief of Functional & Applied Biomechanics NIH, National Institute of Health, USA
08:00 - 12:00
Poster Presentations

Poster Presentations with Discussion / Interaction (posters remain installed throughout the conference, dependent on number of submission in one or two sessions)

Potentially visit to the Berlin mobile Brain/Body Imaging Lab (BeMoBIL) with parallel Poster Sessions; Interested small break-out groups will be guided from conference venue to lab with demos of the BeMoBIL.

12:00 - 01:30
Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:00
Brain Products MoBI Award 2017

Three researchers will be awarded and first awardee can present in a short talk of 10 minutes the main idea of the rewarded project/paper.

14:00 - 15:45
Session IV: Neuroarchitecture, Performing Arts & Dance
Session Chair: N.N.

 

15:45 - 16:15
Coffee / Tea Break
16:15 - 17:45
Session V: Sports- and Movement Sciences
Session Chair: N.N.

The 5th session provides an overview on the latest progress in Mobile Brain/Body Imaging approaches in sports and movement sciences.

Guy Cheron
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.I
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.II
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.III
'Talk title TBA'
18:00 - 19:00
Keynote: “Physical Activity, Cognitive Ability, and Brain Plasticity”

Arthur Kramer

Arthur Cramer
Director Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, University of Illinois, USA
19:00 - 00:00
Social Event (including Dinner)
09:00 - 10:30
Session VI: Therapeutic Interventions
Session Chair: N.N.

The session comprises 4 presentations on the use of Mobile Brain/Body Imaging approaches in therapeutic interventions. How can MoBI help to understand and improve therapeutic interventions and how do intervention using MoBI help us better understanding the interaction of the human body, brain and mind in relationship to pathologies.

Juliet King
'Talk Title TBA'
Girija Kaimal
'Talk Title TBA'
N.N.
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.I
'Talk title TBA'
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30
Session VII: Neuroergonomics
Session Chair: N.N.

The session gives new insights into the latest developments of MoBI in neuroergonomics. Presentation will provide insights into brain dynamics in realistic working environments, the use of EEG for neuroadaptive technologies and general Brain-Computer and Human-Machine Interfaces in realistic settings.

Edmund Wascher
'Talk title TBA'
Thorsten Zander
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.
'Talk title TBA'
N.N.I
'Talk title TBA'
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00
Keynote: “Mobile Brain/Body Imaging – Past, Present, Future”

Scott Makeig

15:00 - 15:30
Coffee / Tea Break
15:30 - 18:00
Closing Session

Closing Session:

Open panel discussion in which selected presenters discuss open questions with participants

Defining goals and developing plan for implementation of MoBI principles/technologies into different application areas, discussion of future MoBI conferences, finding host for 2020, 2022

18:00
Farewell
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Location Information

 

 

location

Conference Venue

Swissotel Berlin:

http://www.swissotel.com/hotels/berlin/

In the heart of West Berlin, right by Kurfuerstendamm in the midst of world-class shopping and close to the central business district, Swissotel Berlin combines traditional Swiss hospitality with heartfelt service. The public transport network offers excellent connections to the entire city: the main train station is only three stops away and both the exhibition centre and the two international airports can be reached quickly. It is the ideal starting point to explore the numerous surrounding galleries, museums and sights, such as the nearby Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche anti-war memorial, the impressive KaDeWe department store and the Tiergarten Park.

location

Social Event

Pan Am Lounge:

http://www.panam-lounge.org/

Welcome back to the lap of luxury at the legendary Pan Am Lounge—back to blue skies ahead in the very heart of West Berlin. Established in 1966 by the world’s most experienced airline, our renowned 10th floor penthouse is where it’s at for chartering jet-set galas and elevated receptions. The pristinely kept original furnishings and interiors that distinguish our first class lounge are celestially equipped to carry up to 200 passengers. Our entire flight-crew remains at the ready to ensure the bliss of all on board. Elegant buffets and American-style BBQs amidst heavenly cityscape views will enchant your guests as they are safely transported into a realm of playful, timeless optimism. From take off until landing, your delicate plans are in the best of hands at the Pan Am Lounge, so ease in and enjoy the ride while reaching for the stars.