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BrainAble interface demonstration

The BrainAble interface was demonstrated at ICT 2010 in Brussels, Belgium.

Credit: Barcelona Digital Technology Center

The Barcelona Digital Technology Center has developed an information and communication technologies (ICT)-based human computer interface, made with brain-computer interface sensors, for use with affective computing and virtual environments. The ICT-based human-computer interface is designed to help improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. The technology will enable disabled people to manage accessible networks of devices in their home, and have access to computer-based social networks for social activities.

The BrainAble project is developing tools that enable people to control environments such as a smart home. The researchers also are developing a complementary intelligent virtual reality-based user interface that offers avatars and scenarios.

The researchers say that people with disabilities could use the interface to interact with avatars, communicate online and offline with other people, play games, and receive training in new functionalities and tasks.

From Barcelona Digital Technology Center
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