Research report 2011 - Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen site

Brain-computer interfaces – a novel type of communication

Grosse-Wentrup, Moritz
Empirische Inferenz (Prof. Schölkopf)
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) provide a new means of communication that does not rely on volitional muscle control. This may provide the capability to locked-in patients, e.g., those suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, to maintain interactions with their environment. Besides providing communication capabilities to locked-in patients, BCIs may further prove to have a beneficial impact on stroke rehabilitation. In this article, the state-of-the-art of BCIs is reviewed and current research questions are discussed.

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