Thanks to an investment of 1 million euros, the Nijmegen-based company MindAffect, a spin-off of Radboud University, will start a unique ‘Brain Computer Interface’ to improve communication in ALS patients (and other groups). Applications within the gaming industry might be possible as well.
Robots are a hot topic and Radboud University is right on trend by using them to replicate babies’ brain and behaviour. Johan Kwisthout, coordinator of the Master’s programme in Artificial Intelligence, explains how this works and what else we can expect from robots.
Enabling blind people to see again is the dream of many neuroscientists. We still have a long way to go to make this happen, but we have also made a lot of progress over the last twenty years, says Richard van Wezel of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.
Typing without using your hands. It sounds impossible, but this Summer you can try it out for real at Lowlands festival. Researchers from Radboud University will be testing their technique which can be used to type words by scanning your brain activity.