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Friday, 18 February 2011

Taking Brain-Computer Interfaces to the Next Phase
Feb 17, 2011
You may have heard of virtual keyboards controlled by thought, brain-powered wheelchairs, and neuro-prosthetic limbs. But powering these machines can be downright tiring, a fact that prevents the technology from being of much use to people with disabilities, among others. Professor Jose del R. Millan and his team at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have a solution: engineer the system so that it learns about its user, allows for periods of rest, and even multitasking.


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