Interacting with the environment through non-invasive brain-computer interfaces

Febo Cincotti, Lucia Rita Quitadamo, Fabio Aloise, Luigi Bianchi, Fabio Babiloni, Donatella Mattia

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Abstract

The brain computer interface (BCI) technology allows a direct connection between brain and computer without any muscular activity required, and thus it offers a unique opportunity to enhance and/or to restore communication and actions into external word in people with severe motor disability. Here, we present the framework of the current research progresses regarding non-invasive EEG-based BCI applications specifically devoted to interact with the environment. Despite of the technological advancement, the operability of a BCI device in an out-laboratory setting (i.e. real-life condition) still remains far from being settled. The BCI control is indeed, characterized by unusual properties, when compared to more traditional inputs (long delays, noise with varying structure, long-term drifts, event-related noise, and stress effects). Current approaches to this are constituted by post hoc processing the BCI signal in order to better conform to traditional control. A long-term approach is to devise novel interaction modalities. In this regard, BCI can offer an unusual and compelling testing ground for new interaction ideas in the Human Computer Interaction field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages483-492
Number of pages10
Volume5615 LNCS
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2009Jul 24 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume5615 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2009. Held as Part of HCI International 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/19/097/24/09

Keywords

  • Applications
  • BCI
  • EEG
  • Functional Model
  • Standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Cincotti, F., Quitadamo, L. R., Aloise, F., Bianchi, L., Babiloni, F., & Mattia, D. (2009). Interacting with the environment through non-invasive brain-computer interfaces. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (PART 2 ed., Vol. 5615 LNCS, pp. 483-492). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5615 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02710-9_53