Effortless passive BCIs for healthy users

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    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.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2013
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages615-622
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-39187-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013
    Event7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2013: Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion - Las Vegas, United States
    Duration: 21 Jul 201326 Jul 2013
    Conference number: 7

    Publication series

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

    Conference

    Conference7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2013
    Abbreviated titleUAHCI
    CountryUnited States
    CityLas Vegas
    Period21/07/1326/07/13

    Keywords

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

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