Testing Brain-Computer Interfaces for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis

type of intervention


recruitment status




type of ms

All forms of MS

Brief Summary

Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) use sensors to record brain activity and translate that activity into user-intended commands, which can be used to control a device such as your phone or computer. We are investigating how the brain controls movements and how multiple sclerosis may affect the brain’s activity when thinking about movement. This research could provide important information for developing BCIs for those with multiple sclerosis, providing an alternate means for communication and improved everyday life. In this study, your brain activity will be measured using a machine that records electrical activity produced by your brain. The machine is completely non-invasive, and utilises reliable and safe methods that have been used for many years. A $60 gift voucher will be provided on attendance.

Inclusion Criteria

Participants will need to:
• be able to attend a 2-hour session at 203 Bouverie St (Biomedical Engineering Building 261), The University of Melbourne, Parkville
• have been diagnosed with MS and
• be over 18 years old.

Exclusion Criteria

People with cognitive impairment

Anticipated start date

Already started

Recruitment contacts

Contact: Mr. John Russo, The University of Melbourne
Phone: +61 423 767 095
Email: russoj1@student.unimelb.edu.au

Further details

A participant information form will be sent to you with more information once you have contacted John Russo, and a suitable time will be made with you to attend the 2-hour session. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.



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