by Maureen Phillips, Global Clinical Trials Manager
One of the exciting things about what we do at Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies is seeing the bold and innovative ways in which our customers use our BioRadio product. But even after all the great work we’ve seen, this latest application of data captured with the BioRadio blew us away.
A team of researchers at McMaster University developed a real-time brain-computer interface that uses machine learning algorithms to detect basic directional commands (Forward / Left / Right) from EEG scalp recordings, and uses these commands to control a wheelchair. You can see the project in action here in this YouTube video. Look closely at the wheelchair and you’ll see a BioRadio attached to the back collecting the EEG data.
The BioRadio was perfect for a project like this. It’s small, portable form factor made it easy for researchers to attach the unit to the wheelchair. The BioRadio captures data in real-time and transmits it wirelessly, perfect for a project that requires subjects to be able to move around. Most importantly for this research team, BioRadio data is compiled in a standard format, for easy importing into programs like LabVIEW™ and MATLAB©, where it can be customized to project needs.
You can learn more about how to capture and analyze EEG signals using the BioRadio in this helpful webinar that we held on the subject. If you would like to learn more about how you can use BioRadio on your project, we can help with that. Reach out to us and let’s talk.