Assistive Communication

Assistive Communication

Assistive Communication

For people with locked-in syndrome – the inability to move and to speak despite being fully awake and alert (for example, due to brainstem injury or ALS), restoration of easy communication is a priority. Our research team is developing technologies that would re-enable the ability to control a cursor on a computer screen or to type on a virtual keyboard, simply by thinking about the movement of one’s own hand (for example, as if controlling a computer mouse).

Partner Institutions

Brown Case Western Reserve University MGH Stanford School of Medicine DVA