Iranian Researcher Designs BCI System Based on Fuzzy Theory

Saturday, May 17, 2008

A supercomputing research team at the University of Georgia, the United States, led by an Iranian researcher has invented a new system for controlling computers by brain which is based on fuzzy theory.

Dr. Hamid Arabnia, professor of supercomputing at the University of Georgia has noted that the system called BCI (Brain – Computer Interface) is a direct communication pathway between a human or animal brain (brain cell culture) and an external device. Of course, various groups have worked on this system, “but we have found a better technology which is based on fuzzy theory which has been fashioned by an Iranian scientist (Dr. Lotfi Zadeh).”

He added that “this is the first time that the fuzzy theory is being used in BCI system and we think that this will help scientists realize the idea of controlling computers with brain in a more effective manner.”

Dr. Arabnia also stated that the system is more useful for such professions as pilots and will also help the disabled. “Of course, the efficiency of the system is limited to simple commands (like up, down, left, right, stop) which are issued by the brain and you cannot, for example, type anything on computer using this system.”

Dr. Hamid Arabnia has also received the special award of IEEE due to his outstanding studies in the field of supercomputing.

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