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The Imagination Centre is an initiative of the Glenrose Hospital Foundation and is home to the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) program. The BCI program is changing lives and improving participation for people of all ages.
Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology is one way the Imagination Centre is changing lives. The team is made up of families, clinicians, engineers, researchers, and leaders all working towards the same goal of adding quality to life.
Brain-Computer Interfaces are rapidly advancing technology that allow people to control devices using only their minds. A special headset picks up brain signals and sends them to a computer, which can then control devices such as video games, robots, remote-controlled cars, smart home technology, and even power wheelchairs.
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BCI is life-changing technology for people with movement and communication challenges. The Imagination Centre is one of very few places in North America where it is being used.
"BCI can enable children to play, learn, create, and be heard. To offer this opportunity early in life, when it has the most profound effect, could be life-changing."
Dr. John Andersen, Clinical Lead,
Liam was born with cerebral palsy, which impacts his movement and communication. Using BCI at the Imagination Centre lets Liam play and interact with his family and friends.
The Imagination Centre is creating opportunities for Liam to play, create and have fun, in ways that were never thought possible.