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Unresponsive wakefulness syndrome: System to help patients communicate

20:00 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(Bielefeld University) A new device is meant to help people with severe brain damage to communicate with others. The NeuroCommTrainer is supposed to understand brain signals, and enable the patient to respond with a 'yes' or a 'no' using electroencephalogram (EEG) measurements. Best of all, the system helps train patients to control their brain activity in a targeted way. The NeuroCommTrainer project has now begun and is funded with €1.87 million.

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