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Pushing the Communication Speed Limit of a Noninvasive BCI Speller [article]

Po T. Wang, Christine E. King, An H. Do, Zoran Nenadic
2013 arXiv   pre-print
Here, we report on the development of a novel noninvasive BCI communication system that achieves ITRs that are severalfold higher than those previously reported with similar systems.  ...  These results provide compelling evidence that the ITR limit of noninvasive BCIs has not yet been reached and that further investigation into this matter is both justified and necessary.  ...  One of the most robust EEG-based BCI communication systems is the P300 speller, developed originally by Farwell and Donchin [10] .  ... 
arXiv:1212.0469v2 fatcat:jzjkvmk6rjbq7jr2sgtsc5fkou

Improving BCI performance through co-adaptation: Applications to the P300-speller

Jérémie Mattout, Margaux Perrin, Olivier Bertrand, Emmanuel Maby
2015 Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine  
Acknowledgments This work was supported by the French ANR project ANR-DEFIS 09-EMER-002 CoAdapt.  ...  In a series of recent theoretical and empirical studies, we have been using this P300-based paradigm to push forward the performance of non-invasive BCI.  ...  A major aim of BCI research is to allow patients with severe motor disabilities to regain autonomy and communication abilities [1] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rehab.2014.10.006 pmid:25623293 fatcat:grqgi7p56jbb3lnc4ko7jmd3uq

Online BCI typing using language model classifiers by ALS patients in their homes

William Speier, Nand Chandravadia, Dustin Roberts, Shrita Pendekanti, Nader Pouratian
2016 Brain-Computer Interfaces  
The P300 speller is a common brain-computer interface system that can provide a means of communication for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  ...  The goal of this study was to demonstrate the functionality of the P300 speller system with language models when used by ALS patients in their homes.  ...  He is currently a postdoctoral scholar in the neurosurgery department at UCLA and is involved in several areas of research, including medical informatics, neural signal analysis, and brain-computer interfaces  ... 
doi:10.1080/2326263x.2016.1252143 pmid:29051907 pmcid:PMC5644496 fatcat:65z7x35bdjbfxeu3ftt2czpdpi

Brain–Computer Interfaces for Human Augmentation

Davide Valeriani, Caterina Cinel, Riccardo Poli
2019 Brain Sciences  
The field of brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) has grown rapidly in the last few decades, allowing the development of ever faster and more reliable assistive technologies for converting brain activity into  ...  of the SHCC algorithm.  ...  Acknowledgments: We would like to thank to Valentina Unakafova for providing the Permutation Entropy algorithm and to Montserrat-Alvarado González for providing the source code and a detailed description  ... 
doi:10.3390/brainsci9020022 pmid:30682766 pmcid:PMC6406539 fatcat:4kjekrytqrcd7h4egrqlxsdbpq

A Minimally Invasive Low-Power Platform for Real-Time Brain Computer Interaction based on Canonical Correlation Analysis

Mattia Salvaro, Simone Benatti, Victor Kartsch, Marco Guermandi, Luca Benini
2018 IEEE Internet of Things Journal  
Acting directly by decoding neural activity is a very natural way of interaction and one of the fundamental paradigms of Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) as well.  ...  In this work we present a wearable IoT node designed for BCI spelling.  ...  The lesson learned from the analysis of the SoA in BCI speller is that the development of a high-performance wearable platform for BCI spelling is still an open challenge.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jiot.2018.2866341 fatcat:vschftp7nbbpjokblpsgylbtdy

Emerging Natural User Interfaces in Mobile Computing: A Bottoms-Up Survey [article]

Kirill A. Shatilov, Dimitris Chatzopoulos, Lik-Hang Lee, Pan Hui
2019 arXiv   pre-print
Although there exist many ways of displaying information to mobile users, inputting data to a mobile device is, usually, limited to a conventional touch based interaction, that distracts users from their  ...  The concurrent development of bio-signal acquisition techniques and accompanying ecosystems offers a useful toolbox to address open challenges.  ...  A review of up-to-date BCI spellers is presented in [137] . EMG as an Assistive Technology.  ... 
arXiv:1911.04794v2 fatcat:tuho2hdkmffkbhz3ew45t44sq4

Summary of over Fifty Years with Brain-Computer Interfaces—A Review

Aleksandra Kawala-Sterniuk, Natalia Browarska, Amir Al-Bakri, Mariusz Pelc, Jaroslaw Zygarlicki, Michaela Sidikova, Radek Martinek, Edward Jacek Gorzelanczyk
2021 Brain Sciences  
The common effort has resulted in pushing the whole domain to the point where the communication between a human being and the external world through BCI interfaces is no longer science fiction but nowadays  ...  In this work we present the most relevant aspects of the BCIs and all the milestones that have been made over nearly 50-year history of this research domain.  ...  One of the most important and the first BCI application enabling communication are spellers, which are meant for subjects unable to speak.  ... 
doi:10.3390/brainsci11010043 pmid:33401571 fatcat:6w2swr23qffndeogg6hewvfjoa

Brain–Computer Interfaces: A Gentle Introduction [chapter]

Bernhard Graimann, Brendan Allison, Gert Pfurtscheller
2009 Brain-Computer Interfaces  
Acknowledgement The contribution of the second author was supported in part by the Information and Communication Technologies Collaborative Project "BrainAble" within the Seventh Framework of the European  ...  Of course, it is interesting to push the limits and learn the best possible performance of current BCI technology, but it is no less important to estimate realistic performance in more practical settings  ...  Although the bandwidth of presentdays BCIs is very limited, BCIs are of utmost importance for people suffering from complete locked-in syndrome, because BCIs are their only effective means of communication  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02091-9_1 fatcat:ny5gg4mo3ncajbzwkmlxvdmj4m

Electroencephalogram-Based Brain–Computer Interface and Lower-Limb Prosthesis Control: A Case Study

Douglas P. Murphy, Ou Bai, Ashraf S. Gorgey, John Fox, William T. Lovegreen, Brian W. Burkhardt, Roozbeh Atri, Juan S. Marquez, Qi Li, Ding-Yu Fei
2017 Frontiers in Neurology  
Objective: The purpose of this study was to establish the feasibility of manipulating a prosthetic knee directly by using a brain-computer interface (BCI) system in a transfemoral amputee.  ...  of the subject supports the feasibility for BCI control of a lower extremity prosthesis using surface scalp EEG electrodes.  ...  Using BCI systems the user could communicate with a prosthesis using thought alone to actively manipulate the prosthesis. This more closely approximates the natural control of a limb.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fneur.2017.00696 pmid:29326653 pmcid:PMC5736540 fatcat:dyvpa76iwbczrb3vbkzsn5t4q4

Workshops of the Sixth International Brain–Computer Interface Meeting: brain–computer interfaces past, present, and future

Jane E. Huggins, Christoph Guger, Mounia Ziat, Thorsten O. Zander, Denise Taylor, Michael Tangermann, Aureli Soria-Frisch, John Simeral, Reinhold Scherer, Rüdiger Rupp, Giulio Ruffini, Douglas K. R. Robinson (+18 others)
2017 Brain-Computer Interfaces  
BCI research is growing and expanding in the breadth of its applications, the depth of knowledge it can produce, and the practical benefit it can provide both for those with physical impairments and the  ...  The conference included 28 workshops covering topics in BCI and brain-machine interface research.  ...  Acknowledgements Overall acknowledgements The authors thank the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human  ... 
doi:10.1080/2326263x.2016.1275488 pmid:29152523 pmcid:PMC5693371 fatcat:ozzkm4mqofa3fcvwuyk5k3vy3i

A Brain Controlled Wheelchair to Navigate in Familiar Environments

B Rebsamen, Cuntai Guan, Haihong Zhang, Chuanchu Wang, Cheeleong Teo, M H Ang, E Burdet
2010 IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering  
For instance, for a P300 based speller, we would give priority to speed and choose values that yield a small response time, at the cost of the higher false alarm rate.  ...  The orientation of each wheel is controlled by the computer, however the rotation speed of the wheels is free: the scooter is set into motion by pushing it, hence it is a passive device.  ...  A.2 Time independent equations To derive the control variable, we express the equations of motion with respect to the new variables η = t 0 |ṡ| dτ instead of the time-index t.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsre.2010.2049862 pmid:20460212 fatcat:5hfqzrvoy5hizgizxxzuxl535i

Towards Serious Games for Improved BCI [chapter]

Brent J. Lance, Jon Touryan, Yu-Kai Wang, Shao-Wei Lu, Chun-Hsiang Chuang, Peter Khooshabeh, Paul Sajda, Amar Marathe, Tzyy-Ping Jung, Chin-Teng Lin, Kaleb McDowell
2016 Handbook of Digital Games and Entertainment Technologies  
The player attempts to obtain a high-value reward by selecting it, which is difficult to accomplish due to the speed of the display.  ...  Further, BCI research tends to use a limited number of approaches to address fatigue. The most common approach is avoidance.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-981-4560-50-4_4 fatcat:fcnsqewpwneptetedk5g7scpo4

Analysis of artifacts in EEG signals for building BCIs [article]

Srihari Maruthachalam
2020 arXiv   pre-print
However, we propose a practical BCI that uses the artifacts which has a low signal to noise ratio.  ...  This issue is addressed by locating the artifacts and excluding the EEG segment from the analysis, which could lead to a loss of useful information.  ...  Nevertheless, the low information transfer speed of a non-invasive BCI is the principal barrier for composite applications using BCI.  ... 
arXiv:2009.09116v1 fatcat:uknz7oa2sfdj3ca4c5qqlgnvvi

Bridging the Brain to the World: A Perspective on Neural Interface Systems

John P. Donoghue
2008 Neuron  
This emerging field promises a range of neurotechnologies able to return communication, independence, and control to people with movement limitations.  ...  Neural interface (NI) systems hold the potential to return lost functions to persons with paralysis.  ...  Conflict of interest disclosure: The author is a shareholder and unpaid consultant to Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems, Inc., the company running the BrainGate pilot clinical trial under an US FDA  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2008.10.037 pmid:18995827 fatcat:kxofajun7fehxna4dp6isjd4hm

Past, Present, and Future of EEG-Based BCI Applications

Kaido Värbu, Naveed Muhammad, Yar Muhammad
2022 Sensors  
The objective of this review is to give a systematic overview of the literature on EEG-based BCI applications from the period of 2009 until 2019.  ...  An electroencephalography (EEG)-based brain–computer interface (BCI) is a system that provides a pathway between the brain and external devices by interpreting EEG.  ...  A total of 21% of the studies concern works such as developing a new framework for practical BCI communication development [57] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22093331 pmid:35591021 pmcid:PMC9101004 fatcat:gn6bt4uqavenzbu3nkt32de42m
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