BCI / Brain-Computer Interface Race
About the Team
We are the Ebrainers, a team from the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics at Pázmány Péter Catholic University. Our goal is to develop a Brain-Computer Interface System that enables individuals with tetraplegia to control digital devices using their willpower.
We are proud to showcase that we have built a complete and reliable system from scratch in under 5 years. We hope that our work will inspire others to create great things for humanity.
The core developers of our team are András Adolf and Csaba Köllőd, who are both PhD students at the university. They are working under the supervision of István Ulbert.
About the Pilot
Our team is working closely with two pilots who have tetraplegia. They participate in weekly experiments at their institution, where we are developing our BCI system. Despite requiring active support for everyday tasks like eating, they can use their electric-powered wheelchairs to go shopping or even participate in a live football match. With assistive technologies, they can even control their computer.
Our pilots have been an integral part of our experiment series since 2019, and they are always ready to have some fun while we prepare everything for the next signal acquisition. Their unwavering spirit and enthusiasm are a testament to the power of technology and its ability to transform lives.
About the Device
We use a 64-channeled BrainProducts EEG amplifier system for signal acquisition, followed by our custom-developed signal processing code written in Python. After artefact filtering and signal processing, a neural network is used to classify the pilot’s intention correctly.
For more information, please check out our latest publications on the topic: