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.
- Fast: detection in 1 second
- Reliable: 95% accuracy
- Easy: no training necessary
- Robust: insensitive to movement artifacts
- Flexible: combine on-screen and physical objects
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.
For locked-in patients who dislike or are unable to use eye-tracking, our technology provides a way to interact with their surroundings. Currently, we have a number of prototypes in the field and are working towards the availability of an improved version during the fall of 2019.
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 and the broader public. Check out our Labs page to get an idea of the possibilities. Please contact us if you are interested in exploring a partnership.