Virtual Dream Excites Crowd in Berlin
Dispatch from Berlin…by Adalberto Llarena, member of My Virtual Dream also working on BrainModes and The Virtual Brain in our Berlin lab.
I just want to thank and congratulate all the “Brain Controlled Wheelchair” team-members (Charité: BrainModes-Team headed by Dr. Petra Ritter / Freie Universität Berlin: Autonomous Wheelchair headed led by Prof. Raúl Rojas) for their dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism presenting My Virtual Dream (Neurofeedback Game) and the Autonomous Wheelchair during “The Long Night of the Sciences” event in Berlin.
This experiment joining robots and brains attracted the attention of many people. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback to the technology platform and the virtual dreams. As a team, we collected a lot of experiences and feedback that will help us continue to improve both our methods and our understanding of the requirements behind these experiments and especially, the way the public understands and interacts with them.
Just as an informal report, here is a preliminary summary of the event details:
Total number of dreamers: 64
Number of participants per dream: 4
Length of the event: 6 hours
Total number of dreams : 16
Special thank you to our team:
Jessica Palmer: Dream master & DJ (BrainModes)
Amna & Omar: BCI & Data Recording (BrainModes)
Karolina & Daniel: English/German presenters & facilitators (BrainModes)
José: English/German Autonomous Wheelchair-Project & Thermal Camera demonstrator/presenter (Autonomous Wheelchair)
Adalberto Llarena: General coordination, promotion and photography (BrainModes)