Towards Standardized User and Application Interfaces for the Brain Computer Interface

PJ McCullagh, Melanie Ware, Alexander McRoberts, G Lightbody, Maurice Mulvenna, HG McAllister, JL Gonzales, VC Medina

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In this paper, we consider two obstacles preventing widespreaddeployment of Brain Computer Interface (BCI) technology: the lack of standardizationfor the user interface and the applications interface. We suggest astructure for an intuitive graphical user interface (IGUI) and propose a methodologyfor usability testing. A universal application interface (UAI) based onUniversal Plug and Play and deployed by Open Services Gateway initiative isproposed. This issues user commands and receives device status; and communicatesto the IGUI using an eXtensible Mark-up Language file containing menudefinitions. Using this approach we have achieved control of simple domesticdevices, using ‘plug and play’ technology, interaction with a set top box andmedia player for entertainment applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Computer Interaction
EditorsJulie A. Jacko
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-21601-5
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 11 Jul 2011


  • Brain computer interface
  • graphical user interface
  • accessibility
  • universal application interface
  • applications.


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