Pinnacle Medicine & Medical Sciences

(ISSN: 2360-9516)

March 2017, Vol. 4 (1).

© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article


Brain-Computer Interface Technology In ALS Patients: What Is The Reality In Brazil?

Marco Orsini1*, Marcos RG de Freitas2, Marco Antônio Araújo Leite2, Eduardo Lima Trajano2
Débora Meireles Mesquita3, Monara Nunes4, Mauricio Santanna5, Victor Hugo Bastos4

Mestrado profissional em Ciências Aplicadas em Saúde- Universidade Severino Sombra.1*

Universidade Federal Fluminense.2

Escola Superior de Ensino Helena Antipoff - Faculdades Pestalozzi.3

Universidade Federal do Piaui, Piauí, Brazil.4

Instituto Federal do Rio de Janeiro.5

Accepted 6 March, 2017; Available Online 8 March, 2017.


Brain-computer interface technology has been a new communication option for individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. However, due to the poor financial situation of a large part of the population, in Brazil, their access is hampered. Only patients selected for research or with reasonable purchasing power receive information and, consequently, can acquire new technologies. Although the country is still far from virtual reality there are reference centers in this area that generate the hope of changing this situation to positive results.

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