About the Lab

The Mission of the Georgia Tech BrainLab ...

is to create and adapt human-computer interaction methods that will allow Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technologies to effectively control real-world applications.

Although significant progress has been made in researching Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technologies in recent years, the applications controlled by these interfaces have largely been designed for training or demonstration purposes. The Georgia Tech (GT) BrainLab is devoted to researching and developing methods and techniques that will allow BCIs to be effective in real-world applications, employing a variety of underlying BCI signal processing and translation approaches.

The overall goal of the GT BrainLab is to determine the most effective paradigms of human-computer interaction for direct control of a computer using brain signals. Our central research focus is on applying BCI technologies to real-world problems. We aim to provide significant quality-of-life improvement to users with severe disabilities as well as studying ways of utilizing brain-computer interfaces for nondisabled users.

The BrainLab currently has ongoing projects in several BCI and assistive technology areas: user interface control paradigms, subject training and biofeedback, creative expression, and quality of life applications including assistive communication and environmental control.