Brain, Body & Behavior #4

August 2018
12 am
5 pm
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Join us at our fourth event to learn—and experience—how technology is shaping our understanding of the brain, body and behavior.

Brain, Body & Behavior #4

Day’s agenda

Total Duration: 12:00-17:00

12:00: House opens! There is a limited number of seats, so it’s first come first serve. So make sure to show up in time to secure yourself a seat!

12:15 – 13.55: Talks

Introduction to the event by Dagny Valgeirsdottir.

Talk 1. Thomas Saaby Noer – Head of healthcare, Khora VR
Talk 2. Laila Martinussen – Senior researcher, DTU MAN
Talk 3. Jonas Moll – CEO, Rehfeld Medical

Short Break

Talk 4. Michael Porsbo – Product Manager, Oticon
Talk 5. Mathias Seidler – Independent creative engaged in futurology
Introduction to the exhibition. Jason Howlett.

14:00 – 17:00:

Exhibition – SPACE10 is open to everyone during this time.

Talk descriptions

Thomas Saaby Noer will talk about virtual reality in healthcare. Khora is a virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) production house, the world’s first VR store, and a hub for innovators. Combining a storefront, educational platform, and lab space, Khora aims to integrate people of all ages and walks of life who share a common interest in these emerging technologies.

Laila Martinussen works with attitude and behavior change in a traffic context and will talk about implicit attitudes towards drunk driving. She will also introduce how it’s possible to measure implicit attitudes towards drunk driving, and also how these attitudes can be altered by the Approach/Avoidance Task method.

Jonas Moll will tell us about data-driven mhealth for Heart Patients where you can learn how they combine multiple data sources on heart patients to create a software platform that enables preventive care and treatment. At Rehfeld Medical they make a data-driven software platform that combines data sources such as implanted pacemakers, medical records, Danish health register data, wearables and patient-generated health data such as medication and symptoms.

Michael Porsbo shares how insights into the brain are changing our view on hearing loss and the treatment of hearing loss. He will talk about the latest in their field in terms of how the brain “restructures” itself when a patient is suffering from a hearing loss. He will also talk about how they see growing evidence between hearing loss and brain related illnesses – such as dementia.

Matias Seidler finishes the talks session off by reflecting on the future with a talk he calls ‘Engineers – the shamans of tomorrow?’ He describes it: Ageing, death and consciousness. All increasingly subject to the idea that we can redesign ourselves using new technological modalities to move beyond our limitations, merging technology and flesh. The body is being opened as a new hacker space – and the potential limit to where biological and cognitive processes can be engineered are only delineated by flights of fantasy fueled by accelerating technological advancements. As science fiction collapse into science fact, inquiries are being made into the realm of what future bodies and brains can and cannot do. A short intro to the philosophical battlefield of ‘next-gen’ humanity.

Demo descriptions

Khora – VR in healthcare. Khora will show us some of their own healthcare projects, as well as let us try to conquer our various phobias through VR experiences.

Oticon, Michael Porsbo – Will show us the hearing aids they’ve developed as well as the accompanying app for hearing aid and the relevant data collected from the hearing aids.

DTU Management, Laila Martinussen will demonstrate the method they have developed to change implicit attitudes towards drunk driving by using the Approach/Avoidance task (AAT)

PlatoScience – Learn and try out how it is possible to change your brain through electrical impulses. Balder and his team will explain and show how neurostimulation can support you in quickly getting to the right mindset for creative problem solving.

Manpremo Performance, Morten Lauridsen & Jason Howlett co-founders – Learn how you can accurately measure stress, exercise, recovery and sleep using wearables. Learn how you can apply this data to develop the competency to change and sustain productivity.

And then we will of course have the classics:

The ‘mindflex duel’ two-player EEG game (1 device, two players). Move a ball with your mind. Utilising EEG technology, the wireless headset reads your brainwave activity and when you concentrate the ball rises then when you relax the ball descends.

The neomimi EEG ears (2 devices). Show how interested or relaxed you are in real-time using these ears. For example the ears will perk up when you are focused and wiggle when you are in the zone. Relaxing causes them to drop down.