Communication by Brain - Computer Interface in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis:Feasibility Study
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01897818
Verified May 2013 by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
ALS is a severe progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by degeneration motor neurons leading to death in 3 to 5 years. Gradually in time, the patient deprived of all motor skills as well as the possibility of communication written and oral developing a state close Locked In Syndrome (LIS). The main objective is to establish the feasibility of brain-computer interface using the pathological condition, with dependent disabled subjects as a means of communication.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
age >= 18
have a diagnosis of ALS suspected, possible, probable with EMG
be able to follow the study process and to comply with the schedule of visits upon entry into the study
understand the purpose of the study
expressing P300 wave in the conditions of the study
have a mental illness or clinical dementia defined clinically significant may hinder the patient's ability to follow the procedures of the study
have a significant history of photosensitive epilepsy
have a history of allergy to the gel used for the electrodes
Major protected by law (guardianship, curators)
have uncorrectable visual disorders
not being able to maintain a sitting position and focus on a computer screen for more than 30 min.