Developing a home-based functional application for an EEG-based brain computer interface

Alexis, Jeremie (2011) Developing a home-based functional application for an EEG-based brain computer interface. [USQ Project]

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The brain computer interface (BCI) offers users the potential to gain increased access to environment, particularly those with physical disability or impairment. This technology has attracted focus from many disciplines due to its promising applications such as environmental control, robotic or neuroprosthetic control, gaming, physical rehabilitation and vocational enhancement, not to mention the range of medical benefits offered by this technology.

Despite optimistic expectations for the BCI, this technology has largely been confined to the laboratory. Recent developments over the past few years have seen the production of commercial BCIs intended for general user use. Nevertheless, the presence of such devices raises questions of reliability, cost-effectiveness, user-friendliness, and compactness for the in-home user.

This research found that commercial BCIs do enable usable signal acquisition of raw brain waves. Nevertheless, these systems are limited in terms of spatial resolution, and feature extraction and translation. Results show that two commercially available BCIs in particular offer promising results for the user with moderate to severe physical disability. A suitable imagined music application can be derived using a mix of in-built SDK algorithms, independent signal processing, open sound control and Pure Data for real time processing of brain signals.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Supervisors: Leis, John
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2012 05:31
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 01:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: brain computer interface
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090609 Signal Processing
09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090399 Biomedical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4006 Communications engineering > 400607 Signal processing
40 ENGINEERING > 4003 Biomedical engineering > 400399 Biomedical engineering not elsewhere classified

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