Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Rahim RasoolPNECUndergraduateFourthrahimrasool17@gmail.com
1Usman ShahidPNECUndergraduateFourthshahidusmanm@gmail.com
1Daniyal KhawajaPNECUndergraduateFourthdaniyal_khawaja@hotmail.com
1Hadi MurtazaPNECUndergraduateFourthcatchhadi@gmail.com

Inter School Idea ? No
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Neuroscience and Psychology.

Idea Details

Idea Name: Medillect
Slogan: Because we care
Supervisor Name: Dr. Asim Khwaja
Supervisor Designation: Assistant Professor
Supervisor School: Pakistan Navy Engineering College
Supervisor Department: Electrical Engineering
Contact number: 03204145662
Email ID: asim.ali.khwaja@gmail.com
Abstract:
    As a simple foray into the field of BCI, our project uses machine learning to classify brainwaves according to the thoughts they represent; the first step towards thought process decoding.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    Thought classification is a research idea that can be applied to numerous applications - with our focus being on bridging the gap between the differently abled and the rest of the society. Imagine a world where the mute have a voice, amputees regain close-to-natural control over artificial limbs.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Even though our focus is on speech generation from thoughts, the research has vast applications. For our application, the end beneficiary would be members of the deaf and mute community who find it difficult to communicate with the rest of the society.
How will the solution works
    The research is basically trying to train a machine learning system to recognize patterns in brainwaves when subjects are asked to focus on a specific object. The system would learn what the brainwave of an apple, for example, is like & would be able to pick it & classify it when the subject thinks of it again. The output could be used in various applications like speech generation, controlling robotic limbs etc. The system would be initially be trained on a limited vocabulary as a PoC.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    As BCI is an emerging field, there are numerous research projects going on internationally. There are, however, no direct competitors in this specific area (focusing on speech generation via brainwaves) in Pakistan.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2017-12-03 (1344)