Brain-computer interface control
Motor impairments are the most prevalent post-stroke disability, and this loss in movement coordination and control means the patient’s ability to perform daily tasks is impaired.
A brain-computer interface (a technology that allows communication between the brain and a computer to control an external device) has the potential to augment traditional rehabilitative strategies such as exercise and training to help post-stroke patients regain motor control.
The goals for this project were to acquire, analyse and classify brain signals, and to use these signals to control an exoskeleton attached to the user’s hand. Third-party hardware was used to record brain activity, while software was developed to acquire and process this data. A graphical user interface was created to display the brain signals to the user, and to allow the user to interact with the system.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering