|Title||Brain-computer interface research at the Wadsworth Center.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Authors||Wolpaw, JR, McFarland, DJ, Vaughan, TM|
|Journal||IEEE transactions on rehabilitation engineering : a publication of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society|
Studies at the Wadsworth Center over the past 14 years have shown that people with or without motor disabilities can learn to control the amplitude of mu or beta rhythms in electroencephalographic (EEG) activity recorded from the scalp over sensorimotor cortex and can use that control to move a cursor on a computer screen in one or two dimensions. This EEG-based brain-computer interface (BCI) could provide a new augmentative communication technology for those who are totally paralyzed or have other severe motor impairments. Present research focuses on improving the speed and accuracy of BCI communication.