BCI (Brain-Computer Interface) Technology

A BCI user uses EEG signals recorded from the scalp to select letters, numbers and function cells from a 72-item matrix that is equivalent to a fully functioning keyboard.
(Wadsworth Center, New York State Dept. of Health, Albany, New York)

The nonprofit Brain Communication Foundation is increasing access to brain-computer interface (BCI) technology for individuals who have lost the ability to communicate as a result of debilitating neuromuscular diseases such as ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). BCI technology enables these individuals to communicate using brain signals alone.

The mission of the Foundation is to:

  • make BCI technology available to those who can benefit from it.
  • fund additional research to improve, refine and expand BCI technology.