Towards Practical Brain-Computer Interfaces: Bridging the Gap from Research to Real-World Applications

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Brendan Z. Allison, Stephen Dunne, Robert Leeb, José Del R. Millán, Anton Nijholt
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 21, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 412 pages
Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are devices that enable people to communicate via thought alone. Brain signals can be directly translated into messages or commands. Until recently, these devices were used primarily to help people who could not move. However, BCIs are now becoming practical tools for a wide variety of people, in many different situations. What will BCIs in the future be like? Who will use them, and why?

This book, written by many of the top BCI researchers and developers, reviews the latest progress in the different components of BCIs. Chapters also discuss practical issues in an emerging BCI enabled community. The book is intended both for professionals and for interested laypeople who are not experts in BCI research.
 

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Contents

Acronyms
xxiii
Chapter 1 Recent and Upcoming BCI Progress Overview Analysis and Recommendations
3
Part I Sensors Signals and Signal Processing
16
Part II Devices Applications and Users
104
Part III Application Interfaces and Environments
221
Part IV A Practical BCI Infrastructure Emerging Issues
301
Index
409
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