Enrichment of Human-Computer Interaction in Brain-Computer Interfaces via Virtual Environments

Alonso-Valerdi Luz María, Mercado-García Víctor Rodrigo
2017 Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience  
Tridimensional representations stimulate cognitive processes that are the core and foundation of human-computer interaction (HCI). Those cognitive processes take place while a user navigates and explores a virtual environment (VE) and are mainly related to spatial memory storage, attention, and perception. VEs have many distinctive features (e.g., involvement, immersion, and presence) that can significantly improve HCI in highly demanding and interactive systems such as brain-computer
more » ... (BCI). BCI is as a nonmuscular communication channel that attempts to reestablish the interaction between an individual and his/her environment. Although BCI research started in the sixties, this technology is not efficient or reliable yet for everyone at any time. Over the past few years, researchers have argued that main BCI flaws could be associated with HCI issues. The evidence presented thus far shows that VEs can (1) set out working environmental conditions, (2) maximize the efficiency of BCI control panels, (3) implement navigation systems based not only on user intentions but also on user emotions, and (4) regulate user mental state to increase the differentiation between control and noncontrol modalities.
doi:10.1155/2017/6076913 pmid:29317861 pmcid:PMC5727652 fatcat:v5b5kasvmff7nhlm33jr4rojsy