TOBI (Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction)


At a Glance
  • Status: Completed Consortium
  • Year Launched: 2008
  • Initiating Organization: European Commission 7th Framework Programme
  • Initiator Type: Government
  • No disease focus
  • Location: Europe
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Abstract

TOBI is a large European integrated project which will develop practical technology for brain-computer interaction (BCI) that will improve the quality of life of disabled people and the effectiveness of rehabilitation. TOBI will design non-invasive BCI prototypes that will be combined with existing assistive technologies and rehabilitation protocols. In such a hybrid approach, users can couple brain interaction with muscle-based interaction or can naturally switch between the different ways of interacting. Non-invasive BCI are based on electroencephalogram (EEG) signals. The EEG is recorded through electrodes placed on the user's head. This technology is not invasive and only records the electrical activity of the brain without interfering with it.

Mission

TOBI is a large European integrated project which will develop practical technology for brain-computer interaction (BCI) that will improve the quality of life of disabled people and the effectiveness of rehabilitation. TOBI will design non-invasive BCI prototypes that will be combined with existing assistive technologies and rehabilitation protocols. In such a hybrid approach, users can couple brain interaction with muscle-based interaction or can naturally switch between the different ways of interacting. Non-invasive BCI are based on electroencephalogram (EEG) signals. The EEG is recorded through electrodes placed on the user's head. This technology is not invasive and only records the electrical activity of the brain without interfering with it.

Consortium History

For links to annual TOBI reports, click here

Structure & Governance

Coordinated by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.  The project is a part of the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme.

Financing

The project was financed with 12 million euros.

Impact/Accomplishment

For information about TOBI publications, click here

Points of Contact

office@tobi-project.eu

Sponsors & Partners

Technische Universitaet Berlin

Tchnische Universiteat Graz

Fondazione Santa Lucia

Eberhard-Karls Universitaet Tuebingen

University of Glasgow

Qualilife S.A.

Stiftung Orthopaedische Universitaetsklinik Heidelberg

Schweizerische Unfallversicherungsanstalt

Kreuznacher Diakonie

Associazione Italiana per I’Assistenza agli SPastici della Provinica di Bologna

University of Wuerzburg

Medel GmbH


Last Updated: 06/21/2017

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