EEG‐Based Brain‐Computer Interface for Communication and Control: Independent Home Use

author: Theresa Vaughan, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health
published: Aug. 10, 2009,   recorded: July 2009,   views: 8240

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People affected by severe motor disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), brainstem stroke, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury need alternative methods for communication and control. They may not be able to use even the most basic conventional assistive technologies, which all rely in one way or another on muscles. Studies from this and other laboratories have shown that humans, including those with severe motor disabilities, can learn to control sensorimotor rhythms and other features of scalp‐recorded electroencephalographic (EEG) activity and that they can use this control to select letters or icons, or move a cursor in up to three dimensions. Such multidimensional control could be used to control a prosthesis or a robotic arm. Currently, we are showing that people with ALS can use EEG‐based brain‐computer interfaces (BCIs) for communication and control independently in their homes.

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Comment1 Gary A. Wilburn, August 23, 2009 at 2:12 a.m.:

I have ALS and am considering eeg

Comment2 Ofir Benyamin, September 17, 2011 at 3:15 p.m.:

Me and my friend has developed a system that helps people with ALS control home applications.
please take a look at the URL, and search more demonstartions of the system on google.

The ALS EEG Project is being held in Ort Hermalin Collage in Natanya Israel by Alon Bukai and Ofir Benyamin under the guidance of Amnon Demri.

for more information contact me on my mail.

Comment3 Ofir Benyamin, September 17, 2011 at 3:17 p.m.:

My mail -
The URL -

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