Students develop thought-controlled, hands-free computer for disabled

April 19th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, April 19 (ANI): 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 (ANI)

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