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Brain Control: The next step

Session 
1.2a
ST
  • Neil Fitzgerald (Smartbox AT)
Summary

Brain Computer Interfaces simply detect small electronic signals produced by the brain – they do not involve mind reading. I will give an overview of commercially available Brain Computer Interfaces and discuss whether, and how, this technology can apply within the world of AAC and Assistive Technology.

Method/Activities/Techniques

I will demonstrate a commercially available Brain Computer Interface and explore the practical uses such products could have within the world of AAC and Assistive Technology

Results/Findings

A practical application in the world of gaming is already established. The simple use of Brain Computer Interface has been established; more advanced uses are being actively developed

Conclusions

Brain to computer interfaces have long been a tool of a laboratory or clinical scientists. Now we are starting to see them appear commercially, for example in the gaming market. With different systems now available, it is possible to explore how this technology can be applied to the Assistive Technology world.

Level of Session 
2
Age Group 
All Ages
Interest 
1
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