Objectives of BackHome are:
(1) to study the transition from the hospital to the home, focusing on how people use BNCIs in both settings;
(2) to learn how different BNCIs and other assistive technologies work together;
(3) to learn how different BNCIs and other assistive technologies can help clinicians, people with functional diversity and family in the transition from the hospital to the home;
(4) to reduce the cost and hassle of the transition from the hospital to the home by developing improved products and disseminating information for different developers and users; and
(5) to produce applied results, developing: new and better integrated practical electrode systems; friendlier and more flexible BNCI software; and better telemonitoring and home support tools.
The long term goal of rehabilitation for the individual with an acquired brain injury is resettlement back in the community away from institutional care. BackHome will conceive, research, design, implement and validate person-centered solutions to end users with functional diversity. It will provide assistive technology (AT) solutions to research and develop systems for assisting people with functional diversity who are affected by acquired impairment of brain functioning as a result of stroke or other brain trauma. The AT embedded within BackHome will include BNCIs, environmental control systems and a range of other technologies which are usually classified as ambient intelligence and which can provide a considerable support to make BNCI solution really work in environments with a lack of human support.