This week’s technology spotlight is on an interesting assistive device called a cerebral interface or brain-computer interface (BCI).
The BCI enables users to augment their ability to communicate. Created by Carmen Vidaurre Arbizu, the BCI interfaces with the user’s computer and electroencephalograms (EEG) to generate signals used for communication.
In only four hours of of training, the typical user was able to control the interface. If you are interested in using your mind to control your computer, this device is worth checking out! Perhaps a peek into the future of assistive technology, the BCI brings us a big step closer to easy communication.