Evaluation of Brain-computer Interfaces in Accessing Computer and other Devices by People with Severe Motor Impairments

Gabriel Pires, Urbano Nunes, Miguel Castelo-Branco
2012 Procedia Computer Science  
A brain-computer interface (BCI) translates brain signals into commands that can be used to control computer applications or external devices. BCI provides a non-muscular communication channel and therefore it assumes a crucial importance for individuals with motor functions severely affected. The evaluation of BCI by individuals with severe disabilities is of utmost importance to understand the BCI feasibility as an assistive technology. This paper summarizes some of the results achieved in
more » ... ults achieved in our research lab, with different BCIs tested by individuals with severe motor disabilities, focusing on some practical aspects of BCI evaluation, and on the target population.
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2012.10.032 fatcat:yazrfqbfsnep5f5uaiexbve5dq