A user centred approach for developing Brain-Computer Interfaces

Gaye Lightbody, Melanie Ware, PJ McCullagh, Maurice Mulvenna, Eileen Thomson, Suzanne Martin, David Todd, Vicente Medina, Sara Martinez

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Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) research requires a multi-disciplinary approach. The core concept harnesses brain wave activity to enable a user to interact with devices without the need for physical activity. There are many possible benefactors of such technology, including rehabilitation, supporting disabled people in everyday activities and the gaming industry. This is a science that has been in the embryonic stage for some years and there has been a recent push to develop the technology for application outside of the laboratory environment. This paper gives details of developments within the European Union (EU) funded BRAIN project whereby the goal is to achieve an easily used BCI system for operation in a domestic environment. More importantly, as much of the BCI community's research to date has been in the advancement of the scientific signal processing and paradigm development there has been less attention to the user aspects of the BCI system. In contrary a user-centred model of development is employed in this project.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherEuropean Alliance for Innovation
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-963-9799-89-9
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2010
EventPervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), 2010 - Munich
Duration: 7 Jun 2010 → …


WorkshopPervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth), 2010
Period7/06/10 → …


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