A propos du projet
Projet réalisé par Salman Nadeem sur l’année scolaire 2015-2016, dans le cadre d’un projet de recherche étudiant de l’école EPITA, avec l’encadrement de Romain T., Julien D. et Romain R.
Ce projet utilise un Open BCI et un kit Arduino.
A Brain Computer Interface (BCI) provides a communication path between human brain and the computersystem. With the advancement in the areas of information technology and neurosciences, there has been a surgeof interest forturning fiction into reality. The major goal of BCI research is to develop a system that allowdisabled people to communicate and interact with the external environment in an effective and efficient manner–however this is just a singleprospect of this incredible technology which invariablyholds an enormous scope of various possibilities.Thisarea includes components like-comparison of invasive and noninvasive technologies to measure brain activity,evaluation of control signals (i.e. patterns of brain activity that can be used for communication), development ofalgorithms for translation of brain signals into computationalcommands, and the development of new BCIapplications.Neurofeedback (a subset of Biofeedback) on the other hand, provides a moment-to-moment information to an individual on the state of their physiological functioning and has its foundations in basic and applied neuroscience-as well as data-based clinical practice -it generally takes into account behavioral, cognitive, and subjective aspects via brain activity.
This reportprovides an insight into the aspects of BCI, related hardwareand a ‘Proof of Concept –Light Application’ showcasing a glimpse of ‘Neurofeedback’ while addressing the big question of ‘Can we control objects just by thinking about them ?