People with ALS and other degenerative diseases eventually lose the ability to speak and write without complex and expensive assistive equipment. There are few solutions for families, friends and caregivers coping with the devastating final stages of the disease.
MindScribe is a revolutionary communication application controlled with brain waves. After some training with a NeuroSky brainwave-sensing headset, a person can send simple yes and no messages and express excitement or discomfort. The prototype version of this solution has already been used by many locked-in people in Japan over the past four years.
NeuroSky is the world leader in advanced brainwave sensing technology for consumers. Our years of experience with hundreds of brain-enabled applications has prepared us to provide the best communication solution for locked-in people.
MindScribe currently allows simple yes and no messages as well as expression of excitement or discomfort, but NeuroSky wants to make it more powerful with new features like text messages and emergency alerts. We will need funding and your help to make this a reality for locked-in people.