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About

The BCI Pioneers Coalition is a digital forum led by the world’s first implantable BCI research participants. The group works to establish a set of ethics, guidelines and best practices for future patients, clinicians, and commercial entities engaging with BCI research studies.

We welcome patients, researchers, ethicists, and medical and industry professionals who wish to join us in advancing the widespread, ethical adoption of BCI for individuals with disabilities.

BCI Pioneers

Our BCI Pioneers & Experts

Forum

Help Us Define the BCI Space. If you’re interested in joining the BCI Pioneers Coalition as a research participant, scientist, or BCI activist, click below to join our Discord.

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Speaking Engagements

Invite our pioneering BCI Research Participants to share their unique experiences live at your conference or company.

Barak Obama chatting with one of the BCI Pioneers

Donations

Promote BCI adoption by donating. 100% of donations go directly toward the travel, accommodations, and caretaking expenses of research participants.

Partnerships

If you are a healthcare, research, or company who would like to partner with us, reach out with the form below:

Events

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Events

Society for Neuroscience 2022 Meeting

Neuroscience 2022 will be held in person in San Diego, CA, November 12-16. SfN will also offer a sampling of annual meeting content virtually, including the opportunity for virtual posters. Learn more about the Neuroscience 2022 Virtual Component.

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News

The BCI Pioneers Coalition continually advocates for patient-led conversations around ethics, guidelines and best practices, accessibility, and regulation within the BCI research and neuroscience community.

Learn about what we have accomplished recently and our BCI Pioneers Coalition members’ impact by following our updates below.

Latest News

Ian Burkhart poses for a portrait along the Scioto Mile in Columbus, OH on July 10, 2022. Burkhart is a former brain-computer interface participant at The Ohio State University who formed a foundation to help spinal cord injury patients
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They Blazed a Trail With ‘Brain-Computer Interfaces.’ Now They Want to Help Shape the Field’s Future

Now, Burkhart is creating a group for the BCI community led by its pioneering users to discuss the kinds of questions he had seven years ago — and to serve more broadly as a forum to talk with others in the BCI community. The BCI Pioneers Coalition will center on the unique experience of Burkhart and his peers, whose numbers have nearly doubled since Burkhart received his BCI.

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How brain-computer interfaces are turning thoughts into text

Facebook (as it was then known, before it entered the Metaverse) made headlines when it started funding brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, searching for a way to allow users to create text just by thinking it. Facebook was interested in creating a new way of interacting with technology – a system where a user could simply imagine speaking, and a device would turn those electrical impulses into text.

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