Florin Popescu (Fraunhofer (FIRST))
Venue: Room 218, Henry Wellcome Building
Date: 12th March 2009
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Non-invasive brain computer interfaces hold potential for interfacing brain to prosthetic devices at low cost and minimal health risk. However, electroencephalography (EEG) based BCI is challenged by limited practicability of recording set-up, relatively low information transfer rates, and limited inherent proficiency of control ability in novel subjects. I will outline ways in which these issues have been addressed within the Brain2Robot project which I have led. A dry electrode EEG cap has been developed which makes EEG-BCI more practical. Complementary sensors such as gaze tracking were integrated with motor-imagination based BCI for reaching and grabbing control of a robot. Furthermore I will discuss the potential roles of instruction and adaptation as well as differences between disabled and healthy BCI users in optimizing non-invasive EEG BCI benefit.
Host: Andrew Jackson