AAVAA’s New Brain-Computer Interface Headband Redefines Accessibility; Decodes User’s Visual and Auditory Attention

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August 1, 2023

MONTREAL, QUEBEC — AAVAA, a leading innovator in brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, has unveiled its AAVAA Headband Accessibility Developer’s Kit, representing a significant milestone in the world of accessibility technology. This wearable device is designed to offer individuals with disabilities full control over their devices, potentially transforming their everyday life experiences.

The technology, which acts as a ‘head mouse,’ interprets a user’s auditory and visual attention, as well as their intent and subtle commands, like blinks, winks, and eye gazes. With this capability, users can control devices such as phones, tablets, or assistive devices, enabling functional use even for individuals without motor function.

“BCI technology is the key that unlocks so much potential within the accessibility space. This technology will enable paralyzed people to control their wheelchairs and operate their computers and cellphones so they can communicate and function in our modern world. Beyond that we’re finding incredible applications for this new technology – it’s solving the “Cocktail Party Problem” by improving hearing challenges, creating the controller of the future for AR/VR environments and even changing how astronauts function in space.”

–Naeem Komeilipoor, founder and CTO of AAVAA

The AAVAA Headband Accessibility Developer’s Kit boasts intuitive gesture control, allowing users to effortlessly interact with their devices through various intentional eye, mouth, hand, and eyebrow movements. Its key feature lies in the customizable interface, empowering users to personalize their experience by adapting form factors, gestures and gesture intensity to cater to specific accessibility needs. Moreover, the kit’s B2B device integration capability facilitates smooth incorporation with a wide array of technologies, applications, and hardware, supporting accessibility and enhancing everyday consumer devices.

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“We’ve listened closely during end-user testing and identified gaps in current BCI technology. Our new software excels in controlling multiple complex devices, decoding intentional and unintentional movements and commands. Our goal is to provide a simplified control device that efficiently and accurately decodes commands, replacing the multitude of cumbersome devices relied upon by those with mobility impairments,” added Komeilipoor.

The AAVAA Headband bridges the accessibility gap, empowering people with disabilities for independent and inclusive living. It’s not just about accessibility; AAVAA’s BCI technology is also utilized in applications like virtual and mixed-reality for intuitive interaction in the metaverse, comprehensive health monitoring (brain, mental, and physical health analytics), and enabling hands-free control of devices in the Internet of Humans, including subtle gestures like dimming lights.

It is now available for trials at aavaa.com/products/. Interested individuals can fill out a request form, where they can see a live demo and request to try the headband themselves. AAVAA is also working on a variety of other form factors, such as goggles and hearing devices that will also be available soon.



AAVAA is a leading provider of accessible technology solutions dedicated to breaking down barriers and improving accessibility for individuals with disabilities. With a range of innovative products and services, AAVAA strives to empower and enhance the lives of people with disabilities by leveraging the power of technology. To learn more, visit www.aavaa.com. 

Source: AAVAA

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