Steering a car with thought alone

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Samuel Kunz during training with a BCI cap  (Photograph: ETH Zurich/Yves Bachman

Samuel Kunz during training with a BCI cap (Photograph: ETH Zurich/Yves Bachmann)

Samuel Kunz has been a quadriplegic since a swimming accident. Right now he’s preparing to take part in the CYBATHLON 2020

With the support of neuroscientist Rea Lehner and a team from ETH Zurich, Samuel Kunz is training his brain to navigate a car through a computer racecourse via a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI). The ETH podcast follows him through a test run and Samuel talks about what it takes to prepare for the CYBATHLON. In this unique championship, people with physical disabilities compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems. As much as Samuel is looking forward to the many spectators, the noise backdrop will be one of the biggest challenges for him.

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