IEEE Brain-Computer Interface Hackathon Participant Builds Mobile App to Detect Distracted Driving

The organization's largest event dedicated to building BCI prototypes was held in Budapest

30 November 2016
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Tamás Králik, CEO of the startup Mindtech, describes how his team’s mobile app analyzes drivers’ brain signals and blink rates to measure their alertness.

Králik participated in the hackathon, held on 8 and 9 October in Budapest. More than 180 people attended, making it the largest such event to date. The hackathon was sponsored by the IEEE Brain Initiative and the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, and held in conjunction with the IEEE SMC Workshop on Brain-Machine Interface Systems. This was the third such event IEEE has held this year.

In this video, the bioengineer also talks about the benefits of participating in the hackathon, which provided hands-on experience to 29 teams of students and technologists interested in creating applications that measure signals from the brain and the body.

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