BCI technology to make daily life easier for seniors

Last week, residents of the Morningside of Fullerton senior community were given a preview of the cutting-edge technology. Once perfected, the brain-, eye- and sound-controlled devices could help seniors and people with disabilities by performing regular tasks in their daily lives. In addition to the robot arm, students, with the help of their senior volunteers, demonstrated a facial-recognition program that would allow seniors, particularly those with symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other cognitive diseases, put names to faces via a mobile phone. There was also a mind-controlled wheelchair and a device that could communicate using a computer-generated voice with home-assist devices such as the Alexa and Google Home systems to perform tasks such as turning electronics on and off.

Read more here: https://www.ocregister.com/2018/04/16/seniors-get-sneak-peak-at-the-technology-that-could-one-day-make-daily-life-easier/

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