We’re neuroTUM, a non-profit organization working on neurotechnology to improve the independence of people with physical disabilities.
According to the WHO between 250 000 and 500 000 people become paralyzed each year losing all forms of mobility which most of us take for granted. In severe cases communication with the outside world is no longer possible.
Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) can help restore the autonomy of affected patients by decoding their neural activity into precise control signals which can control a wheelchair or be translated into speech.
To ensure the reliability of our BCI, our first goal is to control a car in a virtual environment by non invasively recording electrical brain signals using an Electroencephalogram (EEG). We will present the developed technology at the Cybathlon BCI competition in 2024. Here, internationally renowned research groups compete together with talented paraplegic pilots in a virtual race. The research groups provide their pilot with a BCIs to be used by their pilots for steering a vehicle with the pilots neural activity as only control signal. The goal of this project is to establish the technology which can be subsequently transferred to the reliable control of a wheelchair.
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