Brain computer interfaces

PJ McCullagh, G Lightbody

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Over the last decade there have been significant developments in Brain Computer Interface (BCI) technology, mainly driven by research funding initiatives. Accuracy, reliability, usability and aesthetics have all improved and there has been significant effort to transfer this technology from the research lab to the wider community. Commercial products are starting to become available. But who will be the ultimate beneficiaries of the technology? Will BCI benefit people with severe communication difficulties or will it find application as the latest augmentation modality for healthy people in pursuit of new ways to interact with the digital world? Ethical issues of autonomy of the person and justice associated with BCI are explored.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2013


  • BCI
  • Ethics


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