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BCI: Pioneering technology enables direct communication between brain and external devices

It is a technology that allows direct communication between a brain and an external device, such as a computer or a robotic arm

Post by Ajaz Hussain on Thursday, February 22, 2024

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Ajaz Hussain

BCI stands for Brain-Computer Interface. It is a technology that allows direct communication between a brain and an external device, such as a computer or a robotic arm. BCIs can be used to control a variety of devices, including prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs, and communication devices for people with paralysis or speech impairments

.There are mainly two types of BCIs, including invasive, and non-invasive systems. Invasive BCIs involve the surgical implantation of electrodes directly into the brain, while non-invasive BCIs use electrodes placed on the scalp to detect brain activity.

Research in BCI technology is ongoing, with the goal of developing more effective and practical systems for medical and non-medical applications. Some potential future uses of BCI technology include the development of brain-controlled prosthetic limbs with a more natural range of motion, and the use of BCIs to enhance human cognitive abilities or treat neurological disorders.

Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology has a wide range of potential applications, including rehabilitation. Rehabilitation refers to the process of helping individuals recover from injury, illness, or disability.

BCI technology has shown promise in the rehabilitation of individuals with motor impairments such as paralysis or stroke. It can be used to help these individuals control prosthetic limbs, communicate with others, or regain control of their own limbs through the use of robotic devices.

One example of BCI technology on which I am working from past two years is being used in rehabilitation is the use of non-invasive EEG-based BCIs to help individuals with paralysis regain control of their limbs. This is done by measuring brain activity and using it to control a robotic exoskeleton or other device that can stimulate the affected muscles.

Another example is the use of BCI technology in helping individuals with stroke to regain their ability to communicate. This can be done by measuring brain activity associated with speech, and translating it into speech or text.

With the technology, Home Automation is revolutionizing into BCI-Enabled HOME AUTOMATION. 

Home automation is an ever-evolving field that has the potential to make our lives more comfortable and convenient. However, traditional home automation systems can be complex and difficult to use, requiring multiple buttons or voice commands to control different devices. This is where our innovation comes in - the BCI-Enabled Home automation system where are person can control electronic appliances just by thinking.

BCI technology is also being researched for use in the rehabilitation of cognitive impairments such as those associated with traumatic brain injury or dementia.

However, more research is needed to further develop and refine these applications. The technology is still in its early stages and has not yet been widely adopted in clinical practice.

In summary, BCI technology is being researched for use in rehabilitation as a potential way to help individuals with motor impairments or cognitive impairments regain function. While BCI technology has shown promise in this area, more research is needed before it can be widely adopted in clinical practice.

BCI-Enabled Soft Robotic Gloves is revolutionizing rehabilitation.  

Rehabilitation is an essential part of recovering from injuries or illnesses, but traditional rehabilitation methods can be time-consuming and may not always be effective. This is where our innovation comes in - the BCI-Enabled Soft Robotic Gloves.

The BCI-Enabled Soft Robotic Gloves are designed to work with rehabilitation systems and provide a more intuitive and natural way for patients to recover from injuries or illnesses. The gloves use brain-computer interface technology to detect and interpret brain signals, allowing patients to control the movement of the gloves through simple hand gestures.

The soft robotic design of the gloves ensures a comfortable and natural fit, while the advanced sensors and actuators allow for precise and accurate control of the gloves' movement. This allows patients to perform exercises that mimic natural hand and arm movements, which can lead to better outcomes and faster recovery times.

One of the main benefits of the BCI-Enabled Soft Robotic Gloves is that they provide a more engaging and interactive rehabilitation experience. Instead of performing monotonous exercises, patients can actively control the movement of the gloves, which can increase motivation and adherence to the rehabilitation regimen.

In conclusion, the BCI-Enabled Soft Robotic Gloves are a revolutionary new technology that has the potential to revolutionize the field of rehabilitation.

As such the field of technology is developing, it needs some support to thrive. 

Increase funding for research and development (R&D) in various fields such as technology, medicine, and energy. Create tax incentives for businesses that invest in R&D or for individuals who pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.

Encourage and facilitate collaboration between the government, private industry, and academic institutions. Reduce bureaucratic barriers and regulations that stifle innovation, while still maintaining appropriate oversight to protect public safety and interests.

Develop and invest in education and training programs that prepare the workforce with the skills needed for the industries of the future.

 Provide resources and support for entrepreneurs and small businesses, such as access to funding, networking opportunities, and mentorship.

Create a welcoming environment for foreign-born entrepreneurs and highly-skilled workers. Develop policies and regulations that support the development and use of new technologies.

BCI has transformed the lives of people in developed countries and when it comes to providing better rehabilitation facilities in developing countries like India, it’s high time to take a step and think beyond traditional methods. 

(Author is Faculty (Robotics and automation) MSME PPDC SRINAGAR.