At CeBIT 2012 University of Warsaw presented the BCI Appliance, a wireless brain-computer interface system enclosed in a tablet-sized box with just one button, as opposed to the complex computer-based systems used for research.
Brainwaves may be the only means of communication left for people in locked-instate, caused by some neurodegenerative diseases, such as the ALS syndrome, which leave the brain intact but cut off all the connections to muscles. Helping those patients requires bringing the BCI technology from lab to bedside.
The BCI Appliance is probably the fastest BCI has ever been presented at CeBIT. The system was displayed at the Polish national booth running entirely on Open Source software from Department of Physics, University of Warsaw projects OpenBCI.
For further details contact prof. Piotr Durka at durka_at_fuw.edu.pl
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