University of Maryland Professor José 'Pepe' Contreras-Vidal wears his non-invasive Brain Cap.
University of Maryland Associate Professor of Kinesiology José 'Pepe' Contreras-Vidal wears his Brain Cap, a non-invasive, sensor-lined cap with neural interface software that soon could be used to control computers, robotic prosthetic limbs, motorized wheelchairs and even digital avatars. There are other brain computer interface technologies under development, but Contreras-Vidal notes that these competing technologies are either very invasive, requiring electrodes to be implanted directly in the brain, or, if noninvasive, require much more training to use than does UMD's EEG-based, brain cap technology.
Credit: John Consoli, University of Maryland
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