mindBEAGLE uses Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology for quick and easy assessment of DOC patients and even provides basic communication with some of them. It is used to determine whether patients can understand and follow basic task instructions, even though they are diagnosed as people in a vegetative state (VS, also called UWS or Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome), minimally conscious state (MCS) or (completely) locked-in state (LIS/CLIS).
The lack of feedback is a huge barrier to medical diagnosis or clarifying the patient’s condition. mindBEAGLE gives physicians, family members or caregivers a broader knowledge of the patient’s perception and consciousness. In the assessment phase, mindBEAGLE will provide reliable information about the level of awareness and consciousness of the patient. The system also supports a longitudinal screening to investigate stability and improvement of responses or daily changes in awareness.
Oregon Health & Science
“mindBEAGLE helps us to work with individuals in their home environments to determine if they have measurable evoked potentials.”
FNRS Research Director,
Coma Science Group, GIGA-Ulg and CHU Liège, BE
“mindBEAGLE combines important electro-physiological tests that allow us to search for signs of consciousness after coma. The big advantage of mB is that it is integrated. You can take it to any patients and plug them in and get the results directly. It is still a challenge and it doesn’t work with all the patients. mindBEAGLE is a big help for us to use the paradigms as they are implemented in mB for very challenging patients.”
mindBEAGLE is fast and easy to set up, portable, practical for frequent use, affordable and accessible for most patients. Professionals can get more information regarding the patient’s mental state.
mindBEAGLE can help family and caregivers learn more about a patient’s mental state, and can provide communication with some of them.
Carmelina has ALS. This video shows the story of Carmelina and her daughter who managed to successfully communicate with her mother again when using mindBEAGLE - an assessment and communication tool for coma patients.
mindBEAGLE Center at Schoen Clinic Bad Aibling
Bad Aibling | Germany
Guger Technologies OG
Schiedlberg | Austria
Kepler University Hospital
Dr. Tim von Oertzen
Linz | Austria
mindBEAGLE Center at Centro SLA Palermo
Dr. Rossella Spataro
Palermo | Italy
CHUV - Lausanne University Hospital
Dr. Marzia de Lucia
Lausanne | Switzerland
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nimes
Dr. Frederic Pellas
Nimes | France
g.tec medical engineering Spain, S.L.
Barcelona | Spain
Hospital Center University of Liège
Coma Science Group, Department of Neurology
Prof. Dr. Steven Laureys
Liège | Belgium
Nursing Home Haus Monika
Mr. Alireza Sibaei
Koelner St. 64
Oregon Health and Science University,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department for Neurology
Dr. Leigh R. Hochberg
Boston | Massachusetts | USA
g.tec neurotechnology USA Inc.
Albany | New York | USA
East China University of Science and Technology
Prof. Dr. Jing Jin
Shanghai | China
Asahikawa Medical University Hospital
Dr. Kyousuke Kamada
Hokkaido | Japan