What is a BCI?

What is a BCI?

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Brain computer interfaces are tools which use brain activity in humans or animals to activate external devices without having to rely on motor responses. Dr. Birbaumer emphasizes its utility for paralyzed patients because of its ability to bypass the motor system using only brain activity to directly activate external devices or to facilitate communication and movement for these patients. He classifies BCI techniques as invasive (implemented inside the brain) and non-invasive (implemented outside of the brain) and describes tools and technologies which might be of use for BCI research.
Tags:
BCI, invasive BCI, non-invasive BCI, MEG, fMRI
Duration:
00:05:22