Design Subteams

Brain-Computer Interface Team

A brain-computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a neural control interface, is a direct communication pathway between a brain and an external device. Our brain-computer interface team designs non-invasive BCIs for live data acquisition with the use of wireless electroenecphalographs. Currently, the team is working on optimizing the 16 channel and 32 channel electroencephalograph systems for application-specific use. Implementations of the BCIs in cryptography, neurorobotics, and mental illness are under development. The team consists of students from the faculties of engineering and computing.

Cognitive Engineering Research Team

Cognitive engineering is the application of cognitive psychology to the design and operation of human-machine systems. In other words, it's the study of how we can build systems to better fit the needs of users. Our research team works to synthesize existing data with the products of our brain-computer interface team to draw new conclusions in the study of neural systems. Members of the team work in groups aligned with their research interests to pursue a greater understanding of the subject. As a student research team, we have a unique perspective and this enriches the work that we do. We feel that studying these issues will provide insight into the mechanisms behind the problems that brain-machine interfaces face, and give us the ability to build applications with greater effectiveness. The team consists of students from the faculties of science and engineering.

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