Paralytic Diseases

Together with partners and customers CorTec is developing a control system on a neuronal basis that enables severely paralyzed persons to operate assistive devices – the Brain Interchange technology.

Different alternative control systems for assistive devices are already in use. However, technologies like Sip & Puff, eye-tracking, etc., are not suitable for every patient and also limit the users’ ability to interact with their environment.

Selection of Patients

Prerequisite for using a control system on a neuronal basis is the intact function of the motor cortex.

We are currently working on further inclusion and exclusion criteria in cooperation with our clinical partners.

Therapeutic Approach

The Brain Interchange technology focuses on the residual function of the motor cortex which still exists in many cases of paralysis, e.g., paraplegia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or strokes.

The conception of motions are utilized that approximate the desired control activity. The corresponding software decodes the recorded brain signals and processes them into control commands which navigate the assistive device.

All components of this system can be developed by CorTec – we are in the position to optimally adjust all steps, from data collection to their ideal effectiveness.

Solution

CorTec develops a neuronal auxiliary-control based on its Brain Interchange technology.

We are currently working on a system for communication and environmental control as well as on an orthotic control.

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