Assessment of Task Engagement using Brain Computer Interface Technology

PJ McCullagh, G Lightbody, Leo Galway, CP Brennan, D Trainor

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The electrical activity of the brain can be quantified by measuring the electroencephalogram (EEG), a technology that underpins emerging commercial Brain Computer Interface (BCI) devices. The EEG can be used to directly assess measures of brain function: sensory, motor and cognitive processes. In this paper we assess the readiness of this technology for application to teaching and learning. We propose a hybrid BCI methodology that can be used to gather EEG metrics during an immersive control task. The changes in EEG provide objective measures regarding user engagement with the task. When used in conjunction with eye tracking technology, a hybrid BCI offers the potential of exploring learning at a more granular level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 2015
Event11th International Conference on Intelligent Environments - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 1 Jan 2015 → …


Workshop11th International Conference on Intelligent Environments
Period1/01/15 → …


  • Immersion
  • Task
  • Engagement
  • Brain Computer Interface
  • Eye gaze


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