Jul 29, 2016

Algoma professor develops way to send emails — using only your mind

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Back in 1992; me and another peer who worked with me on ORNL’s ELIMS use to wish we had this technology then. And, now it looks like we’re getting closer to this capability.

An Algoma University professor has made strides in developing technology that lets ALS patients compose emails without typing.

Computer science professor George Townsend has developed the P300 Speller, a device that measures and reacts to the brain’s “surprise element” to recognize of letters of the alphabet.

The interface consists of an EEG (electroencephalogram) amplifier, an electro-cap made of spandex, and small metal electrodes that are placed over the scalp.

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