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Brain-Gurion 3.0

Brain-Machine Interface

Gaming Hackathon

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Within the span of 24 hours, more than 100 entrepreneurial students will join together to build games controlled directly by brainwaves. The teams will be guided by expert mentors and will be given access to advanced innovative equipment.

May 19-20
2022

BE'ER

SHEVA

 

The Challenge

Within 24 hours, you and your teammates will create a game whose components will include a brain machine interface!

The components can be: control of the game, feedback, level of difficulty or more. The game can be digital or physical, and can be supported by a combination of technologies, such as Virtual Reality (VR), Microcontrollers and Robots.

 

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Criteria For Judging:

To pick the winning team, the judges will ask themselves the following questions:

  1. Innovation: How innovative is the technology or idea? 

  2.  Neurological components: How much does the game use Neurological signals for different components (e.g., control of the game, feedback, level of difficulty or more)

  3. Prototype: How ready is the product for use?

  4. Game Quality: How good is the game? Criteria: engagement, flexibility, storyline, , suspense and more...

  5. Pitch Deck: Quality of presentation.

  6. Bonus: Judge’s discretion for “additional value” (for example, if the game is also relevant for a topic you find important, such as rehabilitation, diagnosis, entrepreneurship, etc.)

 

Registration Options

You can join as part of a team, or by your self and we will find a team for you.

Team size: 2-6 people, at least one student from Ben-Gurion university. 

You can take part without participating in the hackathon, choose the track "observer".

 

 

Agenda

Thursday - May 19th

14:00

Registration and Reception

Friday - May 20th

03:00

Surprise!

15:00

Welcome Session

07:00

Breakfast

16:00

Start Hacking!

11:30

Code Freeze!

20:00

Dinner

12:00

Pitches

21:00

Hacking

14:00

Closing Remarks and Awards

 

Prizes 

A Tour of BrainQ
Luxury Gaming Package

Professional Photo Shoot
 

1st Prize

 

Luxury Gaming Package
Professional Photo Shoot
 

2st Prize

 

 

Luxury Gaming Package
Professional Photo Shoot
 

3st Prize

Judging Panel

 
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Dr. Alona Barnea

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Head of Neuroscience Research at Bio-Engineering Office, Government

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Prof. Carmel Sofer

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BGU

Cognition and brain science dep.

Chairman of Yazmut 360°

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Dasy Mandel

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Games for Health Israel, Founder. Sanara Capital, HealthTech Investor

 

Meet Our Mentors

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Dr. Yaron Segal

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Founder and CINO at BrainQ Technologies

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Dr. Oren Shriki

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Principal Investigator at the Computational Psychiatry Lab

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Prof . Gal Ifergane

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Chairman, Division of Brain Medicine at Soroka Medical Center

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Dr. Miriam Guendelman

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Neuroscience PhD Candidate, BGU

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Dr. Liron Rabany

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Chief Scientist, Theranica

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Dr. Shachar Maidenbaum

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​Department of Biomedical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences

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Daniel Polyakov

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Neuroscience PhD Candidate, BGU

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Dr. Nir Getter

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EEG expert and senior algorithm developer at NeuroHelp

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Carmel David

System Software Engineer, Intel

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Prof. Andrei Sharf

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Associate Professor at BGU

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Avihay Ashush

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CEO at Ofek advanced flight systems Ltd

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Kfir Nissim

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Software Developer

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Raz Hollander

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Mobile developer at MonkeyLeague

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Yarden Ben Horin

Neuroscience MA Student, BGU 

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Noy Goldhamer

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Engineer at Rehabilitation Research Clinic | B.S.c Biomedical Engineering 

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Itay Coifman

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MSc - Data Science, IEM department

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Itay Harel

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Chairman & Founder of LEADERS Alumni Association

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Shir Levy

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Executive Director of "Communities" Program at Yazamut360

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Nir Zachar

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Verification engineer at RAD

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Yasmin Abergel

Neuroscience MSc Student, BGU 

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Ophir Almagor

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Neuroscience MA Student, BGU 

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Evgeny Goldstein

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Machine Learning Researcher at NeuroHelp

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Noam Siegel

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Computer Science MSc Student, BGU

 

Meet Our Team

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Miriam Dissen

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PhD candidate, BGU

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Rotem Vekslar

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Events Team Manager of Brainstorm BGU

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Adi Nissim

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Competition Team Manager of Brainstorm BGU

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Yahel Golan

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Neuroscience MA Student, BGU

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Rinat weinberg

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Mechanical Engineering student at BGU

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Hila Moscona

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Digital Team Manager of Brainstorm BGU

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Ofir Itzhak Shahar

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Computer Science & Neuroscience B.Sc Student at BGU's 'Eitan' Honors Program | Event Planner at Brainstorm BGU

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Doron Nivon

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Cognitive and Neuroscience Student at Ben Gurion University of the Negev | Event Planner at Brainstorm BGU

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Barr Alon

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Cognitive, Neuroscience & Psychology student @BGU | Event Planner at Brainstorm BGU

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Alon Neduva

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Junior Scientist and Student at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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Gil Gybuch

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Industrial engineering and management Student at BGU

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Asaf Harel

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Chairman Of The Board at BrainstormIL

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Or rabani

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Gordon Cohen NeuroTech Hub Manager

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Yoel (Ziblat-Shay) Shilat

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Brain & Cognition Research 

Our Partners

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