BCI applications for people with disabilities: Defining user needs and user requirements

Claudia Zickler, Valentina Di Donna, Vera Kaiser, Abdul Al-Khodairy, Sonja Kleih, Andrea Kübler, Massimiliano Malavasi, Donatella Mattia, Simona Mongardi, Christa Neuper, Martin Rohm, Rüdiger Rupp, Pit Staiger-Sälzer, Evert Jan Hoogerwerf

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Abstract

The EU-project "Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction" (TOBI) aims at developing practical technology for brain-computer interaction. To elucidate the most urgent needs and requirements of potential users, 77 persons with disabilities from Austria, Italy, and Germany were assessed with a newly developed questionnaire. Participants had a high degree of experience in using assistive technology (AT). Despite high satisfaction ratings with current AT solutions there was still a need for better or alternative AT solutions in the areas of manipulation, communication, computer access/entertainment, and environmental control. The results also confirm the relevance of the set of applications the TOBI project is pursuing to develop. Main end-user requirements of new AT were "functionality", "possibility of independent use", and "easiness of use".

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssistive Technology Research Series
Pages185-189
Number of pages5
Volume25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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NameAssistive Technology Research Series
Volume25
ISSN (Print)1383813X
ISSN (Electronic)18798071

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Keywords

  • assistive technology
  • BCI
  • user needs
  • user requirements
  • user satisfaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Zickler, C., Di Donna, V., Kaiser, V., Al-Khodairy, A., Kleih, S., Kübler, A., ... Hoogerwerf, E. J. (2009). BCI applications for people with disabilities: Defining user needs and user requirements. In Assistive Technology Research Series (Vol. 25, pp. 185-189). (Assistive Technology Research Series; Vol. 25). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-042-1-185

BCI applications for people with disabilities : Defining user needs and user requirements. / Zickler, Claudia; Di Donna, Valentina; Kaiser, Vera; Al-Khodairy, Abdul; Kleih, Sonja; Kübler, Andrea; Malavasi, Massimiliano; Mattia, Donatella; Mongardi, Simona; Neuper, Christa; Rohm, Martin; Rupp, Rüdiger; Staiger-Sälzer, Pit; Hoogerwerf, Evert Jan.

Assistive Technology Research Series. Vol. 25 2009. p. 185-189 (Assistive Technology Research Series; Vol. 25).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zickler, C, Di Donna, V, Kaiser, V, Al-Khodairy, A, Kleih, S, Kübler, A, Malavasi, M, Mattia, D, Mongardi, S, Neuper, C, Rohm, M, Rupp, R, Staiger-Sälzer, P & Hoogerwerf, EJ 2009, BCI applications for people with disabilities: Defining user needs and user requirements. in Assistive Technology Research Series. vol. 25, Assistive Technology Research Series, vol. 25, pp. 185-189. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-042-1-185
Zickler C, Di Donna V, Kaiser V, Al-Khodairy A, Kleih S, Kübler A et al. BCI applications for people with disabilities: Defining user needs and user requirements. In Assistive Technology Research Series. Vol. 25. 2009. p. 185-189. (Assistive Technology Research Series). https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-042-1-185
Zickler, Claudia ; Di Donna, Valentina ; Kaiser, Vera ; Al-Khodairy, Abdul ; Kleih, Sonja ; Kübler, Andrea ; Malavasi, Massimiliano ; Mattia, Donatella ; Mongardi, Simona ; Neuper, Christa ; Rohm, Martin ; Rupp, Rüdiger ; Staiger-Sälzer, Pit ; Hoogerwerf, Evert Jan. / BCI applications for people with disabilities : Defining user needs and user requirements. Assistive Technology Research Series. Vol. 25 2009. pp. 185-189 (Assistive Technology Research Series).
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