Theresa Vaughan

Chair, NeuroAbilities Advisory Council, NCAN

Theresa Vaughan, BA is a research scientist with thirty years of experience focused specifically on Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) as new communication channels for people with severe motor disabilities. Her laboratory supervised the first-ever large-scale trial of independent home use of a BCI by people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This work has become the foundation of the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (NCAN) translational service project program. She is currently the research partner on a Phase I SBIR project aimed at bringing the BCI home device to market, and most recently, she has begun to organize NeuroAbilities.