Brain Computer Interface to Enable Improved Communication Access

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S120039
Agency Tracking Number: H133S120039
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
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-
DUNS: 140696332
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tim Riehle
 (763) 515-5355
 triehle@koronisbiotech.com
Business Contact
Research Institution
N/A
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.

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