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About Mindaffect

We have developed a BCI that allows locked-in patients to interact or communicate by controlling a computer with brain signals. Our team, currently counting 10, works on the cutting-edge of artificial intelligence and neuroscience. 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.

History

In September 2017, MindAffect was spun-out of the renowned Donders Institute of the Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands.

How it works

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

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.

MindAffect in the media

One of the investors in our company is Bernard Muller. Bernard is an ALS patient himself. Dutch newspaper FD had an extensive interview with him which resulted in a beautiful, open and honest article about his struggle. (https://fd.nl/profiel/1275806/als-de-zin-afneemt-laat-ik-het-leven-gaan - free registration required)

2018-11-06
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"An internet of brains..." Our own Jason comments on research and experiments done at the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon in Seattle where three people were able to play a game of Tetris by connecting their brains. Article appeared in Dutch newspaper Volkskrant - Dutch only (https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/met-verbonden-hersenen-samen-een-potje-tetris-spelen-het-kan~b5682a54/).

2018-10-18
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On September 27 2018, the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam was host to CES Unveiled. At the event, Prince Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau showed a video with 10 Dutch breakthrough technologies for 2018 on behalf of StartupDelta. We were featured as well and are proud of the recognition. Read more ...

2018-09-27
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MindAffect mentioned in a column in Dutch newspaper Financieel Dagblad on Friday 6 2018 on the slow merging of men and computer

2018-07-06
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Item on Omroep Gelderland with CTO Peter and Richard Kerkhof and his wife Theresa Oost

2018-06-22
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MindAffect's CTO Peter comments on MIT's Alter Ego in article by Dutch newspaper NRC

2018-05-28
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MindAffect's CEO Ivo interviewed by Business News Radio on company funding (Dutch only)

2018-05-15
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MindAffect's funding got quite a bit of Dutch press coverage

2018-05-14
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MindAffect mentioned by Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of CES

2018-02-07
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Interview Ivo by Sprout (Dutch only) at the CES 2018

2018-01-15
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"Sidestepping the Singularity at CES"

2018-01-15
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MindAffect mentioned in De Telegraaf (CES Las Vegas)

2018-01-08
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Prince Constantijn on MindAffect

2017-09-24
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MindAffect at Proefkonijnen

2017-09-05
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MindAffect at BNR News radio

2017-09-01
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