Brain Computer Interface on Track to Home

Felip Miralles, Eloisa Vargiu, Stefan Dauwalder, Marc Sola, Gernot Muller-Puts, Selina C. Wriessnegger, Andreas Pinegger, Andrea Kubler, Sebastian Halder, Ivo Kathner, Suzanne Martin, Jean Daly, Elaine Armstrong, Christoph Guger, Christopher Hintermuller, Hannah Lowish

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The novel BackHome system offers individuals with disabilities a range of useful services available via brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), to help restore their independence. This is the time such technology is ready to be deployed in the real world, that is, at the target end users’ home. This has been achieved by the development of practical electrodes, easy to use software, and delivering telemonitoring and home support capabilities which have been conceived, implemented, and tested within a user-centred design approach. The final BackHome system is the result of a 3-year long process involving extensive user engagement to maximize effectiveness, reliability, robustness, and ease of use of a home based BCI system. The system is comprised of ergonomic and hassle-free BCI equipment; one-click software services for Smart Home control, cognitive stimulation, and web browsing; and remote telemonitoring and home support tools to enable independent home use for nonexpert caregivers and users. BackHome aims to successfully bring BCIs to the home of people with limited mobility to restore their independence and ultimately improve their quality of life.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Scientific World Journal
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 9 Jun 2015


  • Brain computer interface
  • user centred design
  • acquired brain injury


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