The brain is the most complex structure and arguably the most powerful tool known to man. Humankind is only beginning to understand how it works, how we can mimic it, and ultimately repair and enhance it.
CruX is a student-led organization at the University of California, Los Angeles that strives to raise awareness and interest in the emerging neurotechnology industry as well as provide undergraduates with opportunities to foster and develop essential skills to advance this complex field. All CruX members work with a small team to create a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), with impactful applications ranging from sleep apnea diagnosis to mental prosthetic arm control for individuals with amputations or spinal cord injuries.
Our teams use state-of-the-art OpenBCI headsets to collect electroencephalogram (EEG) brainwave data, which we then process and analyze to create powerful AI classification models. Currently, CruX owns one OpenBCI headset, shared amongst 13 BCI teams. We need your help to make sure all of our members are able to access this amazing technology, so they can use it to pursue their passions and improve the lives of others. In addition to the headsets themselves, there are various other costs associated with the BCI projects, including gel, cables, and project-specific costs such as hardware for prosthetics.
The advance of neurotechnology is an international movement, with the power to propel society forward and help people around the world. This is reflected by the fact that CruX @ UCLA is part of a larger organization known as NeurotechX. With your donation, you ensure that CruX will remain a flourishing component of this global field, empowering members to join the community, learn, and contribute.
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