The Berlin Brain-Computer Interface: Progress Beyond Communication and Control

Benjamin Blankertz, Laura Acqualagna, Sven Dähne, Stefan Haufe, Matthias Schultze-Kraft, Irene Sturm, Marija Ušćumlic, Markus A. Wenzel, Gabriel Curio, Klaus-Robert Müller
2016 Frontiers in Neuroscience  
The combined effect of fundamental results about neurocognitive processes and advancements in decoding mental states from ongoing brain signals has brought forth a whole range of potential neurotechnological applications. In this article, we review our developments in this area and put them into perspective. These examples cover a wide range of maturity levels with respect to their applicability. While we assume we are still a long way away from integrating Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)
more » ... ogy in general interaction with computers, or from implementing neurotechnological measures in safety-critical workplaces, results have already now been obtained involving a BCI as research tool. In this article, we discuss the reasons why, in some of the prospective application domains, considerable effort is still required to make the systems ready to deal with the full complexity of the real world.
doi:10.3389/fnins.2016.00530 pmid:27917107 pmcid:PMC5116473 fatcat:noknjgpzm5hlxbbe43g42wvyci