The Mind Switch Environmental Control System: Remote Hands Free Control for the Severely DisabledBy McIsaac, Paul; Craig, Ashley; Tran, Yvonne; Boord, Peter; Technology and Disability, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 15-20
Publication Date: 2002
Article describing the Mind Switch, which is an environmental control system that enables people with severe disabilities to activate devices using brain signals. The Mind Switch’s effectiveness is based on alpha wave amplitude increases in response to brief eye closure. Many types of environmental control technology rely on the user having control over their legs, arm, or neck. The authors contend that environmental control system that can be controlled with eye movements are necessary, as many people with severe disabilities have either limited or no control over of their bodies from the neck down. The Mind Switch facilitates the goal of having as many environmental control techniques as possible to accommodate a variety of physical conditions.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J44080