mindBEAGLE: Specs & Features

Opening doors for patients with disorders of consciousness

mindBEAGLE - Opening doors

Over 40% of patients diagnosed as vegetative are reclassified as (at least) minimally conscious when assessed by expert teams. g.tec now introduces a new tool called mindBEAGLE ® that uses BCI (Brain-Computer Interface) technology for quick and easy assessment of DOC patients and even provides basic communication with some of them. A BCI detects changes in brain activity induced by the user’s mental activity. The EEG (Electroencephalogram) is used to measure brain signals, which are automatically analysed and classified on a standard laptop.

Brain’s electrical activity may provide the only direct path to a patient’s mental state assessment.

The mindBEAGLE® system consists of a portable medical grade biosignal amplifier, an EEG cap with active electrodes, a standard laptop computer with the mindBEAGLE® software, in-ear phones for auditory stimulation and vibro-tactile stimulators to be attached to the patient’s body.

Find the new publication "Motor Imagery with Brain-Computer Interface Neurotechnology" here. This article presents key scientific experiments and applications, including some of the latest results.

See the official mindBEAGLE website!

Product Highlights

  • May provide the only direct path to a patient’s mental state assessment
  • Easy to use
  • Complete solution comes with all required hardware and software components
  • Provides different stimulation types (auditory, vibro-tactile, movement imagination)
  • Supports a longitudinal screening to investigate stability and improvement of responses
  • mindBEAGLE can also be used as a communication tool

EXPERT QUOTES

"mindBEAGLE helps us to work with individuals in their home environment to determine if they have measureable evoked potentials."

     - Dr. Melanie Fried Oken, USA

"mindBEAGLE combines important electro-physiological tests that allow us to search for signs of consciousness after coma."

     - Dr. Steven Laureys, Belgium