Recent grants have been granted to the Utrecht BCI group
The Utrecht BCI group proudly announces the latest funded projects to further investigate feasibility of fully implanted Brain-Computer Interfaces to restore communication in individuals with locked-in syndrome:
In collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medical Center we provide people with locked-in syndrome with Brain-Computer Interface implants. Aims are to prove the system (with 4 amplifiers) works at the home of users without expert help. Second aim is to expand the current single click capability to multiple clicks for navigation in computer software
UEBIT is a collaboration between the UMC and the Technical University of Eindhoven, for development of an ultra-low power Brain-Computer Interface implant. The goal of UEBIT is to minimize the energy needed for amplification and transmission of signals captured with 1 mm intracranial surface electrodes in the range of 3-150 Hz. Research also addresses signal to noise in this range to inform the prototype design.
In a large Dutch ‘Crossover’ consortium, multiple neurotechnologies are investigated for human use. We coordinate one workpackage focussing on Brain-Computer Interface with Maastricht and Amsterdam Universities, aiming to develop decoding of attempted speech in people with speech disabilities due to paralysis. Our team will implant a Brain-Computer Interface device from Cortec Neuro in a person with locked-in syndrome to reinstate communication.
- Impact of Neurotechnology
In a collaboration with the Wyss Center we analyse brain signals from a person with locked-in syndrome who has Utah Arrays implanted for communication Brain-Computer Interface. Questions include usability of high and low frequency band power changes for Brain-Computer Interface feedback, and which attempted movements generate the most discriminable signal changes in the locations of the arrays.