Dean of Invention
Delving into the fascinating technology of brain-computer interface (BCI), this program investigates its potential both as a tool for innovating tasks and as a way to help people with afflictions such as paralysis, locked-in syndrome, and cerebral palsy. In the first segment, scientist Tan Le describes how the BCI headset she invented uses the brains electrical signals to control a computer. Other segments then look at how BCI can be used to operate robots, how it can function as an assistive technology for the disabled, and how scientists ultimately hope to implant BCI sensors directly into the brain. Grades 9 and up. Color. Discovery. 21 minutes. ©2010.