Abstract

While a BCI usually aims to provide an alternative communication channel for disabled users who have difficulties to move or to speak, we focused on BCIs as a way to retrieve and use information about an individual’s cognitive or affective state without requiring any effort or intention of the user to convey this information. Providing only an extra channel of information rather than a replacement of certain functions, such BCIs could be useful for healthy users as well. We describe the results of our studies on neurophysiological correlates of attention, workload and emotion, as well as our efforts to include physiological variables. We found different features in EEG to be indicative of attention and workload, while emotional state may be better measured by physiological variables like heart rate and skin conductance. Potential applications are described. We argue that major challenges lie in hardware and generalization issues.
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Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2013
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages615-622
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-39187-3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume8009
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

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Electroencephalography
Skin
Hardware

Keywords

  • EWI-23592
  • METIS-297783
  • IR-87249

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Brouwer, A-M., van Erp, J. B. F., Heylen, D. K. J., Jensen, O., & Poel, M. (2013). Effortless passive BCIs for healthy users. In International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2013 (pp. 615-622). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8009). Berlin: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39188-0_66

Brouwer, Anne-Marie; van Erp, Johannes Bernardus Fransiscus; Heylen, Dirk K.J.; Jensen, Ole; Poel, Mannes / Effortless passive BCIs for healthy users.

International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2013. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2013. p. 615-622 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8009).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Effortless passive BCIs for healthy users. / Brouwer, Anne-Marie; van Erp, Johannes Bernardus Fransiscus; Heylen, Dirk K.J.; Jensen, Ole; Poel, Mannes.

International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2013. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2013. p. 615-622 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 8009).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Brouwer A-M, van Erp JBF, Heylen DKJ, Jensen O, Poel M. Effortless passive BCIs for healthy users. In International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2013. Berlin: Springer Verlag. 2013. p. 615-622. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39188-0_66