Brain Computer Interfaces for inclusion

P. J. McCullagh, Melanie Ware, G Lightbody, Maurice Mulvenna, HG McAllister, CD Nugent

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In this paper, we describe an intelligent graphical user interface (IGUI) and a User Application Interface (UAI) tailored to Brain Computer Interface (BCI) interaction, designed for people with severe communication needs. The IGUI has three components; a two way interface for communication with BCI2000 concerning user events and event handling; an interface to user applications concerning the passing of user commands and associated device identifiers, and the receiving of notification of device status; and an interface to an extensible mark-up language (xml) file containing menu content definitions. The interface has achieved control of domotic applications. The architecture however permits control of more complex 'smart' environments and could be extended further for entertainment by interacting with media devices. Using components of the electroencephalogram (EEG) to mediate expression is also technically possible, but is much more speculative, and without proven efficacy. The IGUI-BCI approach described could potentially find wider use in the augmentation of the general population, to provide alternative computer interaction, an additional control channel and experimental leisure activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-825-4
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2010
EventProceedings of the 1st Augmented Human International Conference - Megève, France
Duration: 16 May 2010 → …


ConferenceProceedings of the 1st Augmented Human International Conference
Period16/05/10 → …


  • BCI


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