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Development of a Wearable System for Monitoring Brain Activity


We are developing a portable technology that records brain activity using electroencephalography to support expressive communication in children with motor and visual impairment.

Call to action

Do you want to help us develop a communication device for youth with severe motor and visual impairments? Consider participating in our research study.

Who can participate

We are looking for participants who:
• Are between 13 and 18 years old
• Have normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing
• Are able to read, understand and speak English
• Have no known history of neurological, psychological, drug or alcohol-related conditions, seizures, or head injuries

Funding agency

Province of Ontario and the University of Toronto (OSOTF), and the PRISM Lab, Bloorview Research Institute

What's involved

Study participants will attend one 90-minute research session at the Bloorview Research Institute. During the session, participants will perform motions with their head, listen and count cues, and complete a questionnaire. They will they wear a head cap with sensors and gel, and sensors (that are worn like headphones) in each ear to measure their brain activity. Participants will receive a small token of appreciation, to thank them for their time.


Interested in participating

If you are interested in participating in this study or have additional questions, please contact Laura Wheeler at or at 416-425-6220 ext. 3084 with your interest, and she will get back to you shortly. Contacting us does not obligate you to participate in the study.

Additional information

Version 1 (12/02/2023) REB# 589
In-ear EEG Device for Auditory Brain-Computer Interface Communication

Deadline: Tuesday October 31st, 2023 or until 15 participants have been recruited

Learn more about this study