The human brain is made up of billions of neurons. Their chemical interactions generate electrical impulses that can be measured.
Brain-computer interface (BCI) technology interprets the electric signals corresponding to specific brain activities allowing to control the computer or other devices, as well as can be made with other types of biofeedback (movements, gestures, gaze, etc.).
BRAINCONTROL BCI AAC
BrainControl is a framework based on Artificial Intelligence for human-machine interaction through bio-feedback.
Its first application was addressed as BCI-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), a sort “mental joystick”, allowing to overcome severe physical and communicative disabilities. “BrainControl BCI Easy” fills a technological void for patients who are cognitively aware, but completely unable to move or communicate, a state called “locked-in”, and meets many of the unmet needs for patients in less advanced states who are currently using or cannot use eye-tracking systems.
BrainControl BCI AAC Kit is highly portable, consisting of only a tablet PC and a wireless EEG headset.
Focus on usability
BrainControl BCI Easy includes a sentence finder and a virtual keyboard. The user interface includes audio feedback for use by blind people. The pre-defined sentences in the sentence finder are completely customizable, including the addition of images, audio feedback and the creation of sub-menus.
Future versions of BrainControl AAC, which are currently under development, will include advanced communication functionalities (email, social networks, etc.), home automation and robotics. Working prototypes are already available, including multimodal interaction methods (BCI, Eye tracking, gestures, etc.).