M³S – Modern Human-Maschine-Interfaces

Brain-Machine Interfaces (BMIs) measure the user’s brain activity and have the potential to serve as an assistive technology in various sectors. To increase robustness, these BMIs will be combined with additional technologies and optimized in terms of signal processing.

In the M³S project („Moderne Mensch-Maschine Schnittstelle“ – Modern Human-Machine Interface), state of the art brain-computer Interfaces (BCI) technology will be the basis for the development of more versatile brain-machine interfaces (BMI). In BCIs, brain activity is measured using electroencephalography (EEG) and transformed into machine commands in real time. Therefore, user with physical impairments are able to use a computer.

BMIs have the potential to serve as an assistive technology in various sectors. To increase robustness and simplify usage, these BMIs will be combined with  additional technologies like eye-tracking and a customized display. Thus, the technology’s marketability will be increased and usage in applications like gaming and health care will be enabled.

The working group Cognitronics and Sensor Systems will optimize the signal processing in terms of resource-efficiency. The goal is to reduce latency without decreasing accuracy and therefore increase user acceptance. Additionally, the group will work on intuitive graphical user interfaces for BMIs and a Smart Home integration.

Project Partners

  • Hochschule Rhein-Waal
  • polyoptics GmbH
  • IIT GmbH, Mediablix

Funding

This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)


Contact

Dipl.-Ing. Marc Hesse
 
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