BRAINCONTROL AAC TECHNOLOGY
The human brain is made up of billions of neurons. Their chemical interactions generate electrical impulses that can be measured. Brain-computer interface (BCI) technology interprets the electric signals corresponding to specific brain activities allowing to control the computer or other devices.
Braincontrol AAC is an Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) device based on Artificial Intelligence for human-machine interaction through bio-feedback. It consists of two main modules: BCI AAC and Sensory AAC.
Braincontrol BCI AAC
Braincontrol BCI AAC is a Brain Computer Interface (BCI), it works like a “mental joystick”, using thoughts related to movements, such as up, down, left, right. These thoughts create unique patterns of electrical activity in our brain that can be identified. The general pattern of electrical activity is the same from person to person, with small differences that can be aligned with a calibration of the system.
Braincontrol Sensory AAC
Braincontrol Sensory AAC is a variant (non-BCI) of Braincontrol BCI AAC, designed for patients with a residual movement of the pupil or of any other part of the body. It is a variant of the BCI AAC version, which does not use a BCI technology. It can integrate motion or infrared sensors, accelerometers, camera (image processing) and eye tracking. It can be modular and customized according to the patient’s needs.
Braincontrol AAC Plus
A version of Braincontrol AAC still under development and includes the followings functionalities:
- Wheelchair control
- Avatar with telepresence functionalities through the remote control of electronic devices equipped with camera, microphone and speakers
- Home automation such as lights, alarms, temperature
It will be available through multimodal interaction.