Grant to Fund Communication Device for ALS Patients

March 5, 2015 - als

CSUF News Service

March 4, 2015

Kiran George

Kiran George, associate highbrow of mechanism engineering, will lead a new plan for a brain-computer interface-based electronic communication system, interjection to $100,000 extend from a Disability Communications Fund.

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Cal State Fullerton has perceived a $100,000 extend from a Disability Communications Fund for a new plan to pattern and commander exam a low-cost, brain-computer interface-based electronic communication complement for patients with amyotrophic parallel sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Kiran George, associate highbrow of mechanism engineering, and his students, are building a plan to capacitate ALS patients, who can remove their ability to pronounce and use of their hands, to entrance a Internet and promulgate around email, text, discuss and Skype by regulating mental thoughts, facial expressions and conduct movements.

“The due wireless communication complement utilizes low-cost, commercially-off-the-shelf components to minimize pattern time,” pronounced George. “It’s a device that enables ALS patients to promulgate by translating mind activities into mechanism commands, formulating a approach communication pathway between a mind and an outmost device.”

George and his students also are building a associated project, a brain-computer interface robotic arm, and have partnered with patients from a ALS Association, Orange County chapter.

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