QtWS17 - Communicating with Thoughts, Matthias Hohmann, Max Planck Institute
People that suffer from complete paralysis have nothing left to interact with their environment – except for their thoughts. Today, assistive systems that interpret thoughts by measuring brain activity are expensive and difficult to set up, which makes them inaccessible for the people that need them the most. Our goal is to design a distributed brain-computer interface (BCI) that is affordable, easy to use for paralysed people and their caregivers, easy to control for researchers, and that integrates well with existing assistive technologies at home. Our platform will increase the life quality of the people in need and break with the limitations of expensive neuroscientific research.