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Brain Computer Interface to Enable Improved Communication Access

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Education
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S120039
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
84.133S-1
Solicitation Number:
1
Small Business Information
Koronis Biomedical Technologies Corp.
6901 East Fish Lake Road Suite #188 Maple Grove, MN 55369-5457
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Brain Computer Interface to Enable Improved Communication Access
Agency: ED
Contract: H133S120039
Award Amount: $75,000.00
 

Abstract:

This project develops a novel augmentative and alternative communications (AAC) device enabling individuals with severe motor disorders to communicate with a computer via signals emanating directly from their brain. The AAC prototype includes an email client that enables an individual to compose and send email without the use of residual motor control, using only a low-cost headset detecting brain activity at the scalp. Feasibility of the prototype system is assessed by both expert evaluation and by user feedback. Such a brain computer interface provides a low-cost alternative to current solutions for individuals with residual volitional motor control, and addresses an unmet need for individuals with more profound motor control disabilities.

Principal Investigator:

Tim Riehle
(763) 515-5355
triehle@koronisbiotech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Koronis Biomedical Technologies Corp.
6901 East Fish Lake Road Suite #188 Maple Grove, MN 55369-

EIN/Tax ID: 411943230
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No