htw saar Piktogramm QR-encoded URL
Back to Main Page Choose Module Version:
emphasize objectives XML-Code

flag flag

Brain-Computer Interface

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Brain-Computer Interface
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022
Module code: PIB-BCI
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V+3PA (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4, 5, or 6
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Project with presentation

[updated 27.04.2021]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BMT2613.BCI (P221-0183) Biomedical Engineering, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2018 , semester 6, optional course
KIB-BCI Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , optional course, informatics specific
KIB-BCI Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , optional course, informatics specific
MTM.BCI (P231-0128) Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020 , optional course, technical
MST2.BCI Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , optional course
MST2.BCI Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , optional course
PIB-BCI (P221-0183) Applied Informatics, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2022 , optional course, informatics specific

Suitable for exchange students (learning agreement)
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel Strauß
Prof. Dr. Martina Lehser
Prof. Dr. Dr. Daniel Strauß
Farah Corona-Strauss, M.Sc.
Dr. Lars Haab
Mario Korherr, B.Sc.

[updated 03.05.2021]
Learning outcomes:
•        After successfully completing this module, students will be able to apply their basic knowledge about biosignal processing as it relates to movements of collaborative robots.
•        Based on their interdisciplinary knowledge of programming and biosignal processing, they will be able to solve simple tasks involving collaborative industrial robots and then record and interpret the relevant neural activity data and control the robot.
•        Students will be able to collaborate with students from other disciplines (BMT, Computer Science, Mechatronics) in their project assignments and in doing so, use different skills.
•        In addition to professional qualifications, students will have acquired experience in assuming professional and organizational responsibility within their (interdisciplinary) project team.
•        As study participants, students will have learned essential soft skills in dealing with subjects and patients.

[updated 27.04.2021]
Module content:
•        The basics of direct dialog between man and machine
•        Setting up experiments to measure and detect relevant patterns in human neural signals, in particular the electroencephalogram (EEG)
•        The interpretation and analysis of neural signals by means of signal processing and pattern recognition to control a robot
•        Simple programming of collaborative industrial robots
•        Handling robot hardware and system-dependent scripting language (based on UR as an example)
•        Implementing the control of the robot hardware based on interpreted data

[updated 27.04.2021]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, practical exercises, workshop/training, meeting

[updated 27.04.2021]
Recommended or required reading:
Bruce, Eugene N.: Biomedical Signal Processing and Signal Modeling, John Wiley & Sons, 2001
Nunez, Paul L; Shrinivasan, Ramesh: Electric Fields of the Brain: the neurophysics of EEG, Oxford University Press, 1991
Semmlow, John L.: Biosignal and Biomedical Image Processing, Marcel Dekker, 2004
Clément, Claude. Brain-Computer Interface Technologies, Springer, 2019

[updated 27.04.2021]
Module offered in:
SS 2024, SS 2023, SS 2022, SS 2021
[Thu Jun 20 10:34:27 CEST 2024, CKEY=kga, BKEY=pi2, CID=PIB-BCI, LANGUAGE=en, DATE=20.06.2024]