An Intro to Brain Controlled Interfaces for the June 6th NonProfit Commons Meeting

Emotiv data fed into Opensim - image by John Lester (Pathfinder Lester in SL)This Friday, June 6th, TechSoup’s NonProfit Commons in Second Life will feature Unai Makua (Starlab in SL) who will present an introduction to Brain Controlled Interface (BCI), a way to use your brain to control a device or computer and basically ‘think’ your input. BCI combined with assistive technology can allow users with mobility impairments to interact with a computer without using a standard mouse or keyboard.

About Unai Makua:

His primary research interests are the development and application of new techniques to study brain function using signals recorded from the surface of the brain (electrocorticography (ECoG)), and these discoveries then applied to understanding important clinical problems. His company, Techmed BCI laboratory works in the fields of neuroscience investigating the neural basis of motor, language, and cognitive function. As well as neuroengineering research including statistical signal processing, machine learning, and real-time system design and implementation.

Join us in Second Life! 

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, June 6th, 8:30 AM PT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater


AGENDA (all times below PT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central – Gentle Heron
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation – an Intro to BCI, Unai Makua (Starlab in SL) 
  • 9:40 am Open Mic / Announcements


image by John Lester (Pathfinder Lester in SL) – Emotiv data fed into Opensim

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir