Interactive Reading Using Low Cost Brain Computer Interfaces

Fernando Loizides, Liam Naughton, Paul Wilson, Michael Loizou, Shufan Yang, Thomas Hartley, Adam Worrallo, Panayiotis Zaphiris

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    This work shows the feasibility for document reader user applications using a consumer grade non-invasive BCI headset. Although Brain Computer Interface (BCI) type devices are beginning to aim at the consumer level, the level at which they can actually detect brain activity is limited. There is however progress achieved in allowing for interaction between a human and a computer when this interaction is limited to around 2 actions. We employed the Emotiv Epoc, a low-priced BCI headset, to design and build a proof-of-concept document reader system that allows users to navigate the document using this low cast BCI device. Our prototype has been implemented and evaluated with 12 participants who were trained to navigate documents using signals acquired by Emotive Epoc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationINTERACT 2017: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2017
    EditorsRegina Bernhaupt, Girish Dalvi, Anirudha Joshi, Devanuj K. Balkrishan, Jacki O'Neill, Marco Winckler
    Place of PublicationSwitzerland
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-68059-0
    ISBN (Print)3319680587, 978-3-319-68058-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2017 - Mumbai, India
    Duration: 25 Sep 201729 Sep 2017
    Conference number: 16

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    ConferenceHuman-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2017
    Abbreviated titleINTERACT 2017


    • Document reader
    • Brain computer interface
    • Document navigation


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