It is possible to read one’s mind. Isn’t this surprising? Yes, it is! With an innovative technology called brain-computing interface, the Mind Speller concept has been introduced. Mind Speller has been developed in partnership with the team of Prof. Marc VAN HULLE. It is a type of headgear that is used by patients affected with stroke or who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Mind Speller employs 2 different paradigms including P300 as well as Steady State Visually Evoked Potential abbreviated to SSVEP. This diadem is ideal for both paradigms. It is feasible to resize the diadem so as to fit the patient’s head. This system uses the different frequencies of a patient’s brainwaves in connection with an interface of pictures or letters to read the mind. Well, the system even has the capacity to allow a patient with no motor skills to transfer messages. Besides serving its intended purpose, Mind Speller improves the life quality of paralyzed people.
Designers : Nicolas Faes, Michael Vandermergel, Frederik Van Hove, and Dries Willems