Interfacing the brain with a computer is possible.
Maureen Clerc, Research Director in Athena project team, INRIA Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée and Scientific Leader of Inria Project Lab BCI-LIFT, explained how the cerebral activity can be transformed in a command.
The pesentation was followed by a real-life experience with a P300 speller. Nathalie Gayraud and Nathanael Foy, respectively equiped with an ANT Neuro electrode cap, and Emotive, a wireless EEG system, spelled words that were suggested from the public.
The event took place in the Learning Center of the SophiaTech Campus, as part of Semaine du Cerveau, an international event coordinated by the French Neuroscience Society, which take place every year and attracts researchers from all over the world.
In the following videos, you can watch Maureen Clerc explain the principles of a P300 speller, and see one of the demonstrated P300 speller experiments.
The presentation was met with great interest.