Inclusive design for brain body interfaces

Paul Gnanayutham, J. George

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Abstract

In comparison to all types of injury, those to the brain are among the most likely to result in death or permanent disability. A certain percentage of these brain-injured people cannot communicate, recreate, or control their environment due to severe motor impairment. This group of individuals with severe head injury has received little from assistive technology. Brain computer interfaces have opened up a spectrum of assistive technologies, which are particularly appropriate for people with traumatic brain-injury, especially those who suffer from “locked-in” syndrome. Previous research in this area developed brain body interfaces so that this group of brain-injured people can communicate, recreate and launch applications communicate using computers despite the severity of their brain injury, except for visually impaired and comatose participants. This paper reports on an exploratory investigation carried out with visually impaired using facial muscles or electromyography (EMG) to communicate using brain body interfaces
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFoundations of augmented cognition: third international conference, FAC 2007, held as part of HCI international 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007, proceedings
EditorsD. Schmorrow, L. Reeves
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages102-111
Number of pages10
Edition4565
ISBN (Print)9783540732150
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science series
PublisherSpringer
Number4565

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