Research into brain-machine interface helps to identify what a person wants to do in case of physical disabilities, said Govindan Rangarajan, professor of mathematics, IISc, Bangalore.
Delivering the Dr D C Pavate Memorial Foundation lecture on `Brain machine interface' at Karnatak University in Dharwad on Tuesday, Rangarajan said this area of research, popularly known as BMI, is inter-disciplinary in nature and will help decode thoughts of a person, who can perform tasks using even robots.
Converting brain language into machine language is an enormous task. The research in this area is at a nascent stage. However, the applications of this research area has a vast potential in the field of entertainment, health, defence, etc. Many mathematical models are used to decode the signals acquired from the brain. The current research activities aim at helping the disabled people, he explained.
KU vice-chancellor H B Walikar, in his presidential remarks, said a mathematical institute would be set up in the name of Dr D C Pavate, at a cost of Rs 15 crore, to train mathematics teachers in the state. Several books authored by D C Pavate on mathematics, both in English and Kannada were out of print and they would be made available very soon, he added.
Walikar said primary schools give more emphasis on mathematics and language to help children think logically.