BCI technology offers transformative potential to improve countless lives.
Learn more about the incredible potential of implantable Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI).
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.
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BCI Coalition Webinar | September 14th, 2022
Do you want to know what it’s like to use an implanted BCI device? Come hear the first-hand experiences and personal stories of four renowned individuals that participated in BCI clinical trials.
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.
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference
99th Annual ACRM Conference will be held IN-PERSON 6 – 11 November 2022, with an expansive educational program, and presenters of the highest caliber.
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.
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.
The Man Who Controls Computers with His Mind
16 years ago, Dennis DeGray was paralyzed in an accident. Now, computer implants in his
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.