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McCullagh, P. J., Ware, Melanie, Lightbody, G, Mulvenna, Maurice, McAllister, HG and Nugent, CD (2010) Brain Computer Interfaces for inclusion. In: Proceedings of the 1st Augmented Human International Conference, Megève, France. ACM. (Article No.: 6) 8 pp. [Conference contribution]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1785455.1785461

DOI: doi:10.1145/1785455.1785461

Abstract

In this paper, we describe an intelligent graphical user interface (IGUI) and a User Application Interface (UAI) tailored to Brain Computer Interface (BCI) interaction, designed for people with severe communication needs. The IGUI has three components; a two way interface for communication with BCI2000 concerning user events and event handling; an interface to user applications concerning the passing of user commands and associated device identifiers, and the receiving of notification of device status; and an interface to an extensible mark-up language (xml) file containing menu content definitions. The interface has achieved control of domotic applications. The architecture however permits control of more complex 'smart' environments and could be extended further for entertainment by interacting with media devices. Using components of the electroencephalogram (EEG) to mediate expression is also technically possible, but is much more speculative, and without proven efficacy. The IGUI-BCI approach described could potentially find wider use in the augmentation of the general population, to provide alternative computer interaction, an additional control channel and experimental leisure activities.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:BCI
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:14130
Deposited By:Dr Paul McCullagh
Deposited On:16 Jun 2010 11:15
Last Modified:27 Sep 2010 14:43

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