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Towards Standardized User and Application Interfaces for the Brain Computer Interface

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McCullagh, PJ, Ware, Melanie, McRoberts, Alexander, Lightbody, G, Mulvenna, Maurice, McAllister, HG, Gonzales, JL and Medina, VC (2011) Towards Standardized User and Application Interfaces for the Brain Computer Interface. In: Human Computer Interaction. (Eds: Jacko, Julie A.), Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 573-582. ISBN 978-3-642-21601-5 [Book section]

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21663-3_62

Abstract

In this paper, we consider two obstacles preventing widespreaddeployment of Brain Computer Interface (BCI) technology: the lack of standardizationfor the user interface and the applications interface. We suggest astructure for an intuitive graphical user interface (IGUI) and propose a methodologyfor usability testing. A universal application interface (UAI) based onUniversal Plug and Play and deployed by Open Services Gateway initiative isproposed. This issues user commands and receives device status; and communicatesto the IGUI using an eXtensible Mark-up Language file containing menudefinitions. Using this approach we have achieved control of simple domesticdevices, using ‘plug and play’ technology, interaction with a set top box andmedia player for entertainment applications.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Brain computer interface, graphical user interface, accessibility, universal application interface, applications.
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:20045
Deposited By:Dr Paul McCullagh
Deposited On:23 Sep 2011 14:57
Last Modified:23 Sep 2011 14:57

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