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(PresseBox) (Schiedlberg, ) The Austrian company g.tec will use a virtual reality demonstrator to show you how to move objects, write letters, open doors, change TV channels and other everyday household activities, using a powerful new communication channel - the mind. This is possible thDear Mr. Nübel,anks to the brain-computer interface (BCI). BCIs can be used for people with limited mobility to increase their independency. g.tec is now active for more than 10 years and is a leading supplier of BCI technology and contributor to the EU-funded project PRESENCCIA (Smart Homes). The company won several innovation and technology awards (Fast Forward, Econovius, -European ICT Price).

One application of BCIs is a robot-control via steady state visual evoked potentials (SSVEP). The subject looks at a small box with 4 lights flickering with different frequencies. The frequency of the lights the test person is looking at can also be seen in the brainwaves (EEG - Electroencephalograph) and can be used as a control parameter. Different lights are associated with different commands like: "Move the robot forward" or "move the robot left".

All kinds of BCI, including Smart Home, Speller and the SSVEP-robot control are shown in Hall 9, Booth: 89/3. Furthermore visitors can test the technologies on their own.

CeBIT 2009, Hannover, Germany, http://www.cebit.de/
- 3.03.2008 - 7.03.2008: 9:00 - 18:00 Uhr, Halle 9, Stand: C89/3
- 8.03.2009: 09:00 - 16:00 Uhr, Halle 9, Stand: C89/3

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