Television: Labyrint (VPRO)

The Dutch tv program Labyrint about "The magic of the brain". In this program they focused on the Human Brain Project and Brain-Computer Interfaces






the show had a follow-up chat session on internet TV in which we answered questions from viewers.






Magazine: Centric

Interview with large Dutch ICT company. Click here for the article.







Radio: interview Veni award (18/10/2011)

Interview with the local radio station Enschede FM about obtaining Veni funding.



Interview for the future BNCI project

The FBNCI project has interviewed many key stakeholders in BCI and BNCI research during the Utrecht and Barcelona BCI conferences. The interview included questions about major issues in our research field, which are also prominent in the roadmap. For example, stakeholders were asked about major problems and challenges in the field, emerging user groups, and new directions in BCI research. Please see the website of future BNCI for more interviews







BCI in 2011: from EEG to cortical implants

Video produced by future BNCI, BrainGain and the Rudolf Magnus Institute for Neuroscience. Several BCI researchers are interviewed about the future of brain-computer interfacing.







BrainGain discussies tussen hersenen en computers

Naar nuttige toepassingen van hersenonderzoek

Dutch booklet containing interviews with scientists about neurotechnologies.




Radio: SWR2 Wissen

Wenn der eigene Körper zum Gefängnis wird
Horst Gross

German broadcast about the locked-in syndrome.

click here for .mp3

click here for the SWR2 website and details



Television: Netwerk

De maakbare mens

Dutch documentary about neurotechnologies. In this documentary Netwerk follows a patient with ALS. He learns to control a computer with a Brain-Computer Interface. He hopes that one day this technology might prevent him from losing communication altogether.

Also professor Niels Birbaumer speaks about the locked-in syndrome, misdiagnosed patients, euthanasia and how patients, physicians and caregivers underestimate the quality of life of locked-in patients. 

Click on the video on the left to play the part of the documentary about BCI's and the locked-in syndrome.

click here for the netwerk website and the full documentary.


Film: Wie Handschuhe voll Sand

A film by Reinhild Dettmer-Finke

This film (in German) shows the life of ALS patients and locked-in patients. It also shows how Dr. Ursula Broermann and I work together to test the brain-computer interface. Dr. Broermann was a locked-in patient with ALS and received artificial ventilation (tracheotomy) and nutrition. She was bound the the wheelchair and comletely depended on 24-hour care. In the film she is asked: "Why did you decide to get the tracheotomy?". The journalist could not believe that anybody would want to live like in this situation. Dr. Broermann replied with a BCI: "Life is always beautiful, exciting and valuable".

click here to go to the website of defi-filmproduktion.


Newspaper: Südwest Presse

Schnittstelle sichert Lebensqualität
by Kathrin Konyen

A report on Girl's Day (27.04.2007). On this day female high school students from the South of Germany were invited to come and have a look at the research and work of female scientists. I demonstrated BCI technology at the Academic Hospital of Ulm.

click here for the newspaper article (in German).















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Dr. Femke Nijboer from aleksander valjamae on Vimeo.




BCI2011: "From EEG to cortical implants", Utrecht, May 2011 from aleksander valjamae on Vimeo.












Media about colleagues:

  NWT Magazine: Komt dat schot

The Dutch magazine NTW on Brain-Computer Interfacing. The magazine interviewed BrainGainers Erik Aarnoutse (UMC) and Anton Nijholt (HUman Media INteraction). Click here for the article.