Thought-controlled computer for disabled soon

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 00:44

Washington: An innovative technology that could enable people to operate a computer without using a keyboard or mouse – only their brainwaves – have been developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev software engineering students.

The BGU technology features a helmet equipped with 14 EEG connect points that sense brain activity.

"The technology is designed to assist those who are physically disabled who might otherwise be unable to manipulate a computer mouse or keyboard," said Rami Puzis.

The student team, Ori Ossmy, Ofir Tam and Ariel Rozen, developed the prototype application for their bachelor`s degree project under the supervision BGU Prof Mark Last, Rami Puzis, Prof Yuval Lovitz and Lior Rokah.

As part of a recent demonstration, a student composed and sent a hands-free e-mail using only thought combined with the adaptive hardware.


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First Published: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 00:44

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