A note on ethical aspects of BCI

Pim Haselager, Rutger Vlek, Jeremy Hill, Femke Nijboer

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This paper focuses on ethical aspects of BCI, as a research and a clinical tool, that are challenging for practitioners currently working in the field. Specifically, the difficulties involved in acquiring informed consent from locked-in patients are investigated, in combination with an analysis of the shared moral responsibility in BCI teams, and the complications encountered in establishing effective communication with media.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1352-1357
JournalNeural networks
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • BCI
  • Ethics
  • Locked-in syndrome
  • Communication
  • Informed consent

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