Recent and Upcoming BCI progress: Overview, Analysis, and Recommendations

Brendan Z. Allison, Stephen Dunne, Robert Leeb, José del R. Millán

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    Brain–computer interfaces (BCIs) are finally moving out of the laboratory and beginning to gain acceptance in real-world situations. As BCIs gain attention with broader groups of users, including persons with different disabilities and healthy users, numerous practical questions gain importance. What are the most practical ways to detect and analyze brain activity in field settings? Which devices and applications are most useful for different people? How can we make BCIs more natural and sensitive, and how can BCI technologies improve usability? What are some general trends and issues, such as combining different BCIs or assessing and comparing performance? This book chapter provides an overview of the different sections of this book, providing a summary of how authors address these and other questions. We also present some predictions and recommendations that ensue from our experience from discussing these and other issues with our authors and other researchers and developers within the BCI community. We conclude that, although some directions are hard to predict, the field is definitely growing and changing rapidly, and will continue doing so in the next several years.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationTowards Practical Brain-Computer Interfaces: Bridging the Gap from Research to Real-World Applications
    EditorsBrendan Z. Allison, Stephen Dunne, Robert Leeb, José del R. Millán, Antinus Nijholt
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-29745-8
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2012

    Publication series

    NameBiological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)1618-7210


    • METIS-289633
    • Brain-Computer Interfaces
    • IR-81530
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • HMI-CI: Computational Intelligence
    • EWI-21674

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