One of the projects we are working on is the use of brain activity (EEG) and/or muscle sensing activity (EMG) to provide a communication channel for those that need it. Particularly we are working on a low-cost, light-weight yet powerful EMG ‘switch’ that can be used to open communication channels for those that have just the slightest of residual ability to move a muscle.
We hope to be able to share more about this switch soon – in the meantime take a read of this paper (title below) on our work that is feeding the development of this switch.
On the development of a low-cost EMG switch for communication using minimal muscle contractions, Begoña García-Conde; Christopher J. James, 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Year: 2016
Pages: 1668 – 1671, DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2016.7591035