Posts Tagged Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering Laboratory
Brain computer interface research is advancing rapidly thanks to the work of people like Bin He at the University Of Minnesota’s Biomedical Functional Imaging and Neuroengineering Laboratory. They have created a BCI which allows its user to control an aerial drone without the need for implants. According to Bin He; “My entire career is to push for noninvasive 3-D brain-computer interfaces, or BCI, researchers elsewhere have used a chip implanted into the brain’s motor cortex to drive movement of a cursor across a screen or a robotic arm. But here we have proof that a noninvasive BCI from a scalp EEG can do as well as an invasive chip.” This research could lead to greater public adoption and acceptance of BCI applications and products. Although there is still much work that needs to be done using this method but thus far the research looks very promising.