First in-home test of brain-computer communication by ALS patients offers promise amidst challenges


Publication/Creation Date
August 29 2018
Creators/Contributors
Jonathan R. Wolpaw (creator)
Michael Wolfson (contributor)
Niels Birbaumer (creator)
Leigh Hochberg (creator)
Media Type
Press Release
Persuasive Intent
Academic
Description
Laboratory studies have shown the potential for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), who cannot move or speak, to communicate using a brain-computer interface (BCI). In the first study of independent in-home use by a group of these patients, the brain wave-based BCI system was found to be reliable; and of the eight individuals who completed the study, seven chose to keep the device for future use.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Location on Body
Brain
Source
https://www.nibib.nih.gov/news-events/newsroom/first-home-test-brain-computer-communication-als-patients-offers-promise-amidst

Related Collections
Contemporary Telepathics
Date archived
September 10 2018
Last edited
September 10 2018
How to cite this entry
Jonathan R. Wolpaw, Niels Birbaumer, Leigh Hochberg . (August 29 2018). "First in-home test of brain-computer communication by ALS patients offers promise amidst challenges". National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3172