Brain-computer interfaces : revolutionizing human-computer by Bernhard Graimann, Brendan Z. Allison, Gert Pfurtscheller

By Bernhard Graimann, Brendan Z. Allison, Gert Pfurtscheller

A brain-computer interface (BCI) establishes an immediate output channel among the human mind and exterior units. BCIs infer person reason through direct measures of mind task and therefore permit communique and keep watch over with no flow. This e-book, authored by way of specialists within the box, presents an obtainable creation to the neurophysiological and signal-processing heritage required for BCI, offers state of the art non-invasive and invasive ways, provides an outline of present and software program suggestions, and experiences the main fascinating in addition to new, rising BCI functions. The publication is meant not just for college students and younger researchers, but additionally for newbies and different readers from different backgrounds prepared to profit approximately this important clinical endeavour.

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The VEP comprises at least three successive features, or components, that occur in the first several hundred milliseconds after a visual stimulus. The polarities, latencies, and cortical origins of the components vary with the stimulus presented. Typically, an initial negative component at 75 msec originates in primary visual Brain Signals for Brain–Computer Interfaces 33 cortex (area V1). It is followed by a positive component at ~100 ms (P1 or P100) and a negative complex at ~145 msec (N1 or N145).

Soekadar, A. Fourkas, and N. Birbaumer, Think to move: a neuromagnetic brain-computer interface (BCI) system for chronic stroke. , 910–917, (2008). 53. J. Pineda, D. Brang, E. Hecht, L. Edwards, S. Carey, M. Bacon, C. Futagaki, D. Suk, J. Tom, C. Birnbaum, and A. Rork, Positive behavioral and electrophysiological changes following neurofeedback training in children with autism. , 557–581. 54. N. Birbaumer, C. Weber, C. Neuper, E. Buch, K. Haapen, and L. Cohen, Physiological regulation of thinking: brain-computer interface (BCI) research.

After reinnervation, these target muscles produce myoelectric signals (electromyographic signals) on the surface of the skin that can be measured and used to control prosthetic devices [45]. For example, in persons who have had their arm removed at the shoulder (called “shoulder disarticulation amputees”), residual peripheral nerves of arm and hand are transferred to separate regions of the pectoralis muscles. Figure 9 shows a prototype of a prosthesis with 7 degrees-of-freedom (7 joints) controlled by such a system.

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