Bacteria Hunt: A multimodal, multiparadigm BCI game

C. Mühl, Hayrettin Gürkök, D. Plass - Oude Bos, M.E. Thurlings, L. Scherffig, M. Duvinage, A.A. Elbakyan, S. Kang, Mannes Poel, Dirk K.J. Heylen

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Abstract

Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) allow users to control applications by brain activity. Among their possible applications for non-disabled people, games are promising candidates. BCIs can enrich game play by the mental and affective state information they contain. During the eNTERFACE’09 workshop we developed the Bacteria Hunt game which can be played by keyboard and BCI, using SSVEP and relative alpha power. We conducted experiments in order to investigate what difference positive vs. negative neurofeedback would have on subjects’ relaxation states and how well the different BCI paradigms can be used together. We observed no significant difference in mean alpha band power, thus relaxation, and in user experience between the games applying positive and negative feedback. We also found that alpha power before SSVEP stimulation was significantly higher than alpha power during SSVEP stimulation indicating that there is some interference between the two BCI paradigms.
LanguageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE'09
EditorsA. Camurri, M. Mancini, G Volpe
Place of PublicationGenova
PublisherUniversity of Genua
Pages41-62
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)978-88-901344-7-0
StatePublished - 2010
Event5th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE 2009 - Genua, Italy
Duration: 13 Jul 20097 Aug 2009
Conference number: 5

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PublisherUniversity of Genua

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Workshop5th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE 2009
Abbreviated titleeNTERFACE
CountryItaly
CityGenua
Period13/07/097/08/09

Keywords

  • METIS-264316
  • Brain-Computer Interfaces
  • IR-69553
  • EWI-17171
  • Computer Games
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/231287
  • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
  • Multi-modal interaction

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Mühl, C., Gürkök, H., Plass - Oude Bos, D., Thurlings, M. E., Scherffig, L., Duvinage, M., ... Heylen, D. K. J. (2010). Bacteria Hunt: A multimodal, multiparadigm BCI game. In A. Camurri, M. Mancini, & G. Volpe (Eds.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE'09 (pp. 41-62). Genova: University of Genua.
Mühl, C. ; Gürkök, Hayrettin ; Plass - Oude Bos, D. ; Thurlings, M.E. ; Scherffig, L. ; Duvinage, M. ; Elbakyan, A.A. ; Kang, S. ; Poel, Mannes ; Heylen, Dirk K.J./ Bacteria Hunt: A multimodal, multiparadigm BCI game. Proceedings of the Fifth International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE'09. editor / A. Camurri ; M. Mancini ; G Volpe. Genova : University of Genua, 2010. pp. 41-62
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Bacteria Hunt: A multimodal, multiparadigm BCI game. / Mühl, C.; Gürkök, Hayrettin; Plass - Oude Bos, D.; Thurlings, M.E.; Scherffig, L.; Duvinage, M.; Elbakyan, A.A.; Kang, S.; Poel, Mannes; Heylen, Dirk K.J.

Proceedings of the Fifth International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE'09. ed. / A. Camurri; M. Mancini; G Volpe. Genova : University of Genua, 2010. p. 41-62.

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Mühl C, Gürkök H, Plass - Oude Bos D, Thurlings ME, Scherffig L, Duvinage M et al. Bacteria Hunt: A multimodal, multiparadigm BCI game. In Camurri A, Mancini M, Volpe G, editors, Proceedings of the Fifth International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces, eNTERFACE'09. Genova: University of Genua. 2010. p. 41-62.