In collaboration with the University of Essex’s BCI Research Group and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disabilites (RHN), London I designed and developed a brain controlled system for a patient, suffering from locked-in syndrome. The system allowed her to play simple melodies along with backing music. Wearing a brain cap Patient M was able to choose different styles of backing music and play melodies of different instruments. Playing notes and choosing backing music came via Patient M controlling her gaze over icons on a computer screen. After our sessions she contacted us (using her speller board and therapist) via email to say:
thankyou… it felt great to be in control again”.
Listen to Patient M performing using the brain cap.
Demo video and more information explaining the system.