Direct Brain-Computer Interface Research

The University of Michigan Direct Brain Interface (UM-DBI) project focuses on the development of non-invasive brain-computer-interfaces (BCIs) into practical clinical tools for use by people with physical impairments.  The UM-DBI lab combines many years of BCI research and close clinical ties to assistive technology service delivery both through investigator background and its location in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The term Direct Brain Interface is intended to emphasize the function of the BCI as a direct connection between the human brain and various kinds of technologies (not just computers).  The UM-DBI lab has been funded by the Mildred Swanson Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).