- 2nd Place Winner of the BCI Award 2018: BCI-Based Language Training for Patients with Chronic Aphasia
2nd Place Winner of the BCI Award 2018: BCI-Based Language Training for Patients with Chronic Aphasia
Aphasia refers to an impairment of language abilities, and is usually caused by a stroke in the left hemisphere. About 20 % of all first stroke patients remain with a persistent, chronic communicative impairment which has a large impact on their quality of life. Motivated by the success of recent BCI-supported hand motor training protocols, Michael Tangermann and his colleagues from the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany, have implemented and validated a BCI-based closed-loop language training protocol for chronic aphasia patients after stroke. Michael Tangermann is the head of the jury for the BCI Award 2019.