Project BCI Japan – Communication with the paralysed: The use of galvanic stimulation and Brain-Computer-Interface

Basic data

Acronym:
BCI Japan
Title:
Communication with the paralysed: The use of galvanic stimulation and Brain-Computer-Interface
Duration:
01/04/2019 to 31/03/2021
Abstract / short description:
The project will investigate the use of a new Brain-Computer Interface system for communication with completely paralysed patients suffering from ALS. The Japanese group has introduced galvanic stimulation of the vestibular system in completely paralysed patients in Japan as well as in first pilot experiments with patients of our group in Germany. This project wants to increase the precision of „yes“- and „no“-answers from the brain of completely paralysed people who have no other means of communication reinforcing the brain response to „yes“ with right galvanic stimulation and the brain response to „no“ with left galvanic stimulation. We intend a combination of the Brain-Computer Interface system developed here and at the Tokyo Institute of Technology by the group of Natsue Yoshimura and her collaborators. With this a higher communication rate with Brain-Computer Interface communication should be achieved.
Keywords:
BCI
Brain-Computer-Interface, Gehirn-Computer-Interface
communication
Kommunikation
Paralysis

Involved staff

Managers

Faculty of Medicine
University of Tübingen

Local organizational units

Institute of Medical Psychology
Non-clinical institutes
Faculty of Medicine

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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