Driving neurotech innovation at the University of Toronto
Supporting student-run research and development, providing resources for those interested in learning about neurotech, and sharing ideas with like-minded individuals


March 12, 2017


- Thank you to everyone who attended the NeurotechUofT Fair this past reading week!

- The Biosignals Board team is back to work on the hardware challenge for the NeurotechX Student Competition

- WallEEG: Using PyQt for GUI; started working on source localization

- Our new tutorial series called How to Hack the Brain, with Coffee has been up and running for the past two weeks (see the Events page for time and location details)


Hello readers!

We here at NeurotechUofT would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the attendees who made it to our fair this past reading week! It was a ton of fun to learn more about current innovations in neurotech through discussion and lectures from experts in the field. The club's ongoing projects are a perfect opportunity for further learning if any of you wish to do some more neuro-hacking.

The Biosignals Board team is back to work on the hardware challenge for the NeurotechX Student Competition. The guidelines for this year's competition have been released and the project design is being developed further in preparation for it. The plan is to have the VitReous and WallEEG teams work out the non-hardware aspects of the project so that once the distinct parts are complete and bug-free, they can be merged, comprehensive tests can be made, and - time permitting - advanced features can be added.

As for the Wall-EEG project, the team has decided on using a full Python implementation, with PyQt for the GUI. They have started working on source localizaton and understanding the LORETA algorithm, which will allow us to pinpoint signals from the premotor cortex. The next steps are to write a NumPy implementation of LORETA and further understand the machine learning aspect of the project.

NeurotechUofT has recently launched a new tutorial series we call "How to Hack the Brain, with Coffee". At our weekly meetups, we aim to explore how to pick up and analyze brain activity as measured by EEG signals - in short, how to hack your brain. For information regarding meeting time and location (and in case you have missed the first few meetings), click the link above! All of the material covered at each session is posted there.

Until next time,

Lidia Injac


(More will be coming soon, as we find new resources. If you have any resources you think are useful, email us neurotechuoft@outlook.com and we'll be happy to look at it!)

NeurotechX Student Competition

We will be participating in a Canada-wide neurotechnology student competition, and our teams are hard at work! Here's a link to the instructions.

NeurotechUofT Prezis

The members of NeurotechUofT created some awesome prezi workshops for an intro to the concepts in BCI design! We highly recommend running through the prezis if you're new to BCI design.


Git Version Control: LearnGitBranching

Coding for Beginners: CodeCombat

Coding Puzzles (all levels of expertise): Kattis

Android Development: TheNewBoston — Android App Development

iOS Development: TheNewBoston — iOS App Development with Swift