Brain-Machine Interface (BMI)
Various neurological diseases may result in patients who are "shut-in", that is, unable to communicate with the outside world, even though they are fully conscious. These people would be greatly helped by even the ability to reliably indicate yes/no through a brain-machine interface.
There is a tremendous amount of work in this area, yet apparently no reliable solutions are widely available.
The goal of this project is to:
- Understand the state of the art in this area.
- To use a low cost EEG system to create a BMI that can provide at least a binary response with no voluntary movement.
The first phase of the project will be a literature search and a search of available systems.
The next phase is to select a low cost EEG system (under $1000) that is appropriate for this project.
The third phase is to develop the BMI based on the selected EEG system.
This project will involve using electronics and signal processing techinques.