How can people with complete physical disabilities regain partial independence in life thanks to the latest technology?
The Smart TV will offer a Brain-Computer-Interface which allows regaining control only by your thoughts.
What’s the challenge you’re trying to solve?
Rehabilitation, medication and medical devices allow many people with spinal cord injuries to lead productive, independent lives. But can we even go farther and give these people with severe motor disabilities the possibility to interact directly by their brain signals? Because even if they have a motor disability, they still have brain signal functions. Can we tap onto them?
What are your goals and milestones?
Develop first prototypes containing both the soft- and hardware for harnessing thoughts as a means of control, which then will be tested in a Swiss facility. Adjust prototypes based on the testing phase.
What’s your approach?
In this multidisciplinary research effort, Dr. Millán is bringing together his pioneering work on the two fields of brain-computer interfaces and adaptive intelligent robotics.
The smart TV leads to an IoT as it allows to utilize smart device’s ability to communicate with each other. The Mental Work project and Brain-Controlled TV bet share the desire for harnessing human thought and the intentions which compose a thought.
What’s the impact your aiming for?
Such innovations will help increase the quality of life for our patients and help them regain some of their independence. Furthermore, brain machine interfaces are an important global mega trend, where Switzerland can be positioned as a thought leader.