Sensorimotor Rhythm Brain-Computer Interface Switch to Operate Assistive Technology

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified January 2010 by University of Michigan.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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First received: May 4, 2010
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2010
History: No changes posted

The purpose of this research is to develop tools to help people who are paralyzed. These tools are called brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). BCIs would let a person use brain signals to operate technology. The investigators want to make a BCI that can be used to operate commercially available technologies for communication, environmental control or computer access. The BCI would replace a switch to let people operate these technologies without moving. However, the investigators need people to test the BCI so they can see how well it can replace a switch. The investigators want to understand how well it can work so they can make it useful for people who are paralyzed.

Condition Intervention Phase
Device: Brain Computer Interface Switch
Phase 1
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Sensorimotor Rhythm Brain-Computer Interface Switch to Operate Assistive Technology

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Further study details as provided by University of Michigan:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Accuracy of using the BCI as a switch for scanning. [ Time Frame: 14 times over 7 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: June 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date: June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Brain Computer Interface Switch Device: Brain Computer Interface Switch
Subjects will wear an EEG cap for 1-4 hours (1-2 hours typical) per session and use the brain computer interface to operate assistive technology. Subjects will be asked to participate in 14 sessions.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Able to read text on a computer screen
  • Able to understand and remember instructions concerning participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to give informed consent
  • Unable to understand and follow instructions
  • Have abnormal tone or uncontrolled movements in the head-and-neck that would interfere with EEG recordings
  • Known to have photosensitive epilepsy
  • Open head lesions or sores
  Contacts and Locations
Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01117727

Contact: Mary Burton (734) 936-7178

United States, Michigan
University of Michigan Direct Brain Interface Project Not yet recruiting
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 48109
Principal Investigator: Jane Huggins, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Michigan
Principal Investigator: Jane Huggins, PhD University of Michigan
  More Information

Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Jane Huggins, PhD/Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Identifier: NCT01117727     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: I0003 - AT SMR Switch Control
Study First Received: May 4, 2010
Last Updated: May 4, 2010
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on April 17, 2014