Controlling the physical world with our mind only opens up for a vast number of exciting opportunities. This can be made possible through so called Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs). In this project, we primarily focus on BCIs based on ElectroEncephaloGram (EEG) measurements, collected through the use of an EEG-cap. Although the technology behind BCIs have improved steadily over recent years, there is still much to be done. We investigate what the possibilities and limitations of BCIs are in terms of efficiency, reliability and individualizability.
The project is a collaboration between the Department of Automatic Control, the Department of Mathematical Statistics and the Department of Psychology at Lund University. Bringing together cross-disciplinary expertise, we have identified several critical obstacles that prevent BCIs from becoming a truly life-changing technology, and methods to overcome them. We see several important areas of use such as communication and control for severely motor-impaired users, smart hearing aids, gaming-devices and forensics tools, as well as different health-related applications, such as rehabilitation, including restoration of motor control after stroke.
The project is financed by WASP.