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Faradaji, Farhad - Abstract

Conference: IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, Antalya, Turkey
2009 Round 1

People with severe motor disabilities are forced to accept a much-reduced quality of life due to their inability to communicate orally or move their limbs.  This situation can often be found in individuals who have ALS, brainstem stroke or Locked-in Syndrome.  Present assistive devices require some kind of motor activity; therefore, they cannot be exploited by populations who are very severely motor-disabled such as indicated above.  To address this issue, the brain-computer interface (BCI) field of research has emerged to provide an alternative means of communication between the user’s brain and the assistive device.  Our research group, collaboration between the ECE Department at UBC and BCI laboratory of the Neil Squire Society, are world leader in this field and are thereby directly contributing to the profile of disability research in BC.

International Award Winners:  Gaudet, A., Hewapathirane, S., Inskip, J., Mikhail, D., Mills, P., Ramer, L., Simonette, G., Yiu, J., Zwicker, J., Chen, S.
National Award Winners: Beirnes, K., Bundon, A., Hume, A., Lige, S., Schiarti, V.