Assistive technologies allow people with disabilities to engage in a wide variety of activities to improve their independence and quality of life. However, some people with physical disabilities have difficulty performing any physical movement and would benefit from an assistive technology interface that could accept commands directly from the brain. This type of interface is called (among other things) a direct brain interface or a brain computer interface. The work is a collaboration between the University of Michigan Direct Brain Interface research group and the Graz Brain Computer Interface research group. Through an international collaboration, these groups will compare and integrate their resources and expertise in order to advance their common goal of developing accurate methods of command detection for a direct brain interface that can be used by people with severe disabilities.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/01 → 31/01/04|