Project MARCH: The Neuroscience & AI Behind Mind-Controlled Machines
“For the first time in 9 years I thought of moving my legs and I actually started walking” – Koen, spinal cord injury patient. Project MARCH is a student team of the TU Delft that creates a robotic suit, an exoskeleton, that allows people with spinal cord injury to stand up and walk again. As a non-profit student team, we can take risks to try out new things in a way companies and institutions cannot. In the last year the team therefore managed to create a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) that allows a person to control the exoskeleton with its mind. We will present the challenges and Neuroscience & AI behind this BCI.
Eline Troquay is a MSc student in the field of Neuroscience & AI and is an HMI engineer who created the first Brain Computer Interface (BCI) for the student team Project MARCH of the TU Delft. The creation of the BCI is meant to give back a natural sense of control of the limbs for people with spinal cord injury. She is driven by working on ambitious AI projects on the intersection of robotics, health and/or environment.