OPENING UP
NEW DIMENSIONS
OF INTERACTION

What is the most difficult task in life? We think it is dying alone. Imagine yourself as an ALS patient in that situation: paralyzed, not able to move or talk. Not able to say goodbye or express love.

Now, we can solve this problem. A scientific breakthrough allows to detect in the brain what people focus on. So, by looking at keys on a screen we can type a sentence.

Our proven technology is the first Brain Computer Interface that is reliable, fast and requires no training. This opens up new dimensions of interaction.
















PRODUCT




We have developed a Brain Computer Interface (BCI)
that allows locked-in patients to interact or communicate
by controlling a computer with brain signals.











PRODUCT
LOCKED-IN
DEVELOPERS




PRODUCT

With our solution, patients wear a headset that measures electrical brain activity. Through visually directing their attention at specifically designed stimulus, such as a special keyboard, the BCI matches the brain signals with the stimulus. This allows a patient to spell per letter. This method is fast, reliable and requires no training. For example, hundreds of people jointly wrote a story at open air festival LowLands in the Netherlands.

LOCKED-IN SYNDROME

Many locked-in patients are unable to interact with their surroundings or communicate with their loved ones, as they have lost the ability to control their muscles including facial and vocal muscles. Being locked-in means that a patient is quadriplegic, and completely unable to move but mentally fully alert. Locked-in can be caused by ALS, trauma, brainstem stroke or acute muscle disorders, and is often difficult to diagnose. The prognosis for these patients is poor and their quality of life low.

For locked-in patients who dislike or are unable to use eye-tracking, our technology provides a way to interact with your surroundings.

ADVANTAGES

  • Easy: no training necessary
  • Reliable: 95% accuracy
  • Fast: give computer instruction within three seconds
  • Robust: can adapt to movement and handle interference
  • Safe: can be used with a low electrode density

At this moment, we have a number of prototypes in the field and are working towards the availability of an improved version during the fall of 2018 in a batch size of 100 sets.

DEVELOPERS

Our patented BCI technology is easy to integrate with other technologies making it suitable for a range of applications that benefit both patients and caretakers:

  • Communication through spelling
  • Emergency alarm function
  • Interaction with Internet-of-Things

We aim to have a first SDK available in the second half of 2018.

We currently don’t have any open positions but will publish them here if we do. If you think we should talk anyway, please feel free to contact us at info@mindaffect.nl








ABOUT US


 

Mission

We want to open up new dimensions of interaction through the development of a Brain Computer Interface (BCI).

Who is it for?

Our current solution is aimed at locked-in patients and caretakers. Further down the road, we want to open up our BCI though a Software Development Kit (SDK) so third parties can integrate it in their solutions.

 

What is MindAffect?

Our team works on the cutting-edge of artificial intelligence and neuroscience. We have developed a BCI that allows locked-in patients to interact or communicate by controlling a computer with brain signals. MindAffect was spun-out of the renowned Donders Institute as a start-up in September 2017.

Where is it going?

Next to opening up our SDK for third parties, we will keep working on expanding our BCI to include tactile and sound stimuli as well. 

 

Mission

We want to open up new dimensions of interaction through the development of a Brain Computer Interface (BCI).

Who is it for?

Our current solution is aimed at locked-in patients and caretakers. Further down the road, we want to open up our BCI though a Software Development Kit (SDK) so third parties can integrate it in their solutions.
 

What is MindAffect?

Our team works on the cutting-edge of artificial intelligence and neuroscience. We have developed a BCI that allows locked-in patients to interact or communicate by controlling a computer with brain signals. MindAffect was spun-out of the renowned Donders Institute as a start-up in September 2017.

Where is it going?

Next to opening up our SDK for third parties, we will keep working on expanding our BCI to include tactile and sound stimuli as well. 

PARTNERS



Donders institute

The Donders Institute is part of the Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands. It has undertaken the research in the areas of neuroscience and artificial intelligence that has formed the basis of MindAffect.


NLC

NLC is a healthtech venture builder based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It has validated the market for MindAffect.


ALS Association

ALS foundations worldwide are fighting ALS on every front. They support MindAffect in its efforts to help ALS patients in a locked-in state to communicate.




Opening up new

dimension of

Interactions




Opening up new

dimensions of

Interaction



What is the most difficult task in life? We think it is dying alone. Imagine yourself as an ALS patient in that situation: paralyzed, not able to move or talk. Not able to say goodbye or express love.

Now, we can solve this problem. A scientific breakthrough allows to detect in the brain what people focus on. So, by looking at keys on a screen we can type a sentence.

Our proven technology is the first Brain Computer Interface that is reliable, fast and requires no training. This opens up new dimensions of interaction.






What is the most difficult task in life? We think it is
dying alone. Imagine yourself as an ALS patient in
that situation: paralyzed, not able to move or talk.
Not able to say goodbye or express love.
Now, we can solve this problem. A scientific breakthrough allows to detect in the brain what people focus on. So, by looking at keys on a screen we can type a sentence.

Our proven technology is the first Brain Computer Interface that is reliable, fast and requires no training. This opens up new dimensions of interaction.

We have developed a Brain Computer Interface (BCI)
that allows locked-in patients to interact or communicate
by controlling a computer with brain signals.



PRODUCT
LOCKED-IN
DEVELOPERS




Product

With our solution, patients wear a headset that measures electrical brain activity. Through visually directing their attention at specifically designed stimulus, such as a special keyboard, the BCI matches the brain signals with the stimulus. This allows a patient to spell per letter. This method is fast, reliable and requires no training. For example, hundreds of people jointly wrote a story at open air festival LowLands in the Netherlands.

Locked-in syndrome

Many locked-in patients are unable to interact with their surroundings or communicate with their loved ones, as they have lost the ability to control their muscles including facial and vocal muscles. Being locked-in means that a patient is quadriplegic, and completely unable to move but mentally fully alert. Locked-in can be caused by ALS, trauma, brainstem stroke or acute muscle disorders, and is often difficult to diagnose. The prognosis for these patients is poor and their quality of life low.

For locked-in patients who dislike or are unable to use eye-tracking, our technology provides a way to interact with your surroundings.

Advantages

  • Easy: no training necessary
  • Reliable: 95% accuracy
  • Fast: give computer instruction within three seconds
  • Robust: can adapt to movement and handle interference
  • Safe: can be used with a low electrode density

At this moment, we have a number of prototypes in the field and are working towards the availability of an improved version during the fall of 2018 in a batch size of 100 sets.

Developers

Our patented BCI technology is easy to integrate with other technologies making it suitable for a range of applications that benefit both patients and caretakers:

  • Communication through spelling
  • Emergency alarm function
  • Interaction with Internet-of-Things

We aim to have a first SDK available in the second half of 2018.



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Mission

We want to open up new dimensions of interaction through the development of a Brain Computer Interface (BCI).

Who is it for?

Our current solution is aimed at locked-in patients and caretakers. Further down the road, we want to open up our BCI though a Software Development Kit (SDK) so third parties can integrate it in their solutions.

What is MindAffect?

Our team works on the cutting-edge of artificial intelligence and neuroscience. We have developed a BCI that allows locked-in patients to interact or communicate by controlling a computer with brain signals. MindAffect was spun-out of the renowned Donders Institute as a start-up in September 2017.

Where is it going?

Next to opening up our SDK for third parties, we will keep working on expanding our BCI to include tactile and sound stimuli as well. 

We currently don’t have any open positions but will publish them here if we do. If you think we should talk anyway, please feel free to contact us at support@mindaffect.nl

PARTNERS








OPENING UP
NEW DIMENSIONS
OF INTERACTION











What is the most difficult task in life? We think it is dying alone. Imagine yourself as an ALS patient in that situation: paralyzed, not able to move or talk. Not able to say goodbye or express love.

We can solve this problem. A scientific breakthrough allows to detect in the brain what people focus on. So, by looking at keys on a screen we can type a sentence.

Our proven technology is the first Brain Computer Interface that is reliable, fast and requires no training. This opens up new dimensions of interaction.




PRODUCT



We have developed a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) that allows locked-in patients to interact or communicate by controlling a computer with brain signals.

PRODUCT
LOCKED-IN
DEVELOPERS

PRODUCT

With our solution, patients wear a headset that measures electrical brain activity. Through visually directing their attention at specifically designed stimulus, such as a special keyboard, the BCI matches the brain signals with the stimulus. This allows a patient to spell per letter.

This method is fast, reliable and requires no training. For example, hundreds of people jointly wrote a story at open air festival LowLands in the Netherlands.

ABOUT US



Mission

We want to open up new dimensions of interaction through the development of a Brain Computer Interface (BCI).

What is MindAffect?

Our team works on the cutting-edge of artificial intelligence and neuroscience. We have developed a BCI that allows locked-in patients to interact or communicate by controlling a computer with brain signals. MindAffect was spun-out of the renowned Donders Institute as a start-up in September 2017.

Who is it for?

Our current solution is aimed at locked-in patients and caretakers. Further down the road, we want to open up our BCI though a Software Development Kit (SDK) so third parties can integrate it in their solutions.

Where is it going?

Next to opening up our SDK for third parties, we will keep working on expanding our BCI to include tactile and sound stimuli as well.

Who is it for?

Our current solution is aimed at locked-in patients and caretakers. Further down the road, we want to open up our BCI though a Software Development Kit (SDK) so third parties can integrate it in their solutions.

PARTNERS



Donders institute

The Donders Institute is part of the Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands. It has undertaken the research in the areas of neuroscience and artificial intelligence that has formed the basis of MindAffect.


NLC

NLC is a healthtech venture builder based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It has validated the market for MindAffect.


NLC

NLC is a healthtech venture builder based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It has validated the market for MindAffect.