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Towards cooperative brain-computer interfaces for space navigation

Poli, R and Cinel, C and Matran-Fernandez, A and Sepulveda, F and Stoica, A (2013) Towards cooperative brain-computer interfaces for space navigation. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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Abstract

We explored the possibility of controlling a spacecraft simulator using an analogue Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) for 2-D pointer control. This is a difficult task, for which no previous attempt has been reported in the literature. Our system relies on an active display which produces event-related potentials (ERPs) in the user's brain. These are analysed in real-time to produce control vectors for the user interface. In tests, users of the simulator were told to pass as close as possible to the Sun. Performance was very promising, on average users managing to satisfy the simulation success criterion in 67.5% of the runs. Furthermore, to study the potential of a collaborative approach to spacecraft navigation, we developed BCIs where the system is controlled via the integration of the ERPs of two users. Performance analysis indicates that collaborative BCIs produce trajectories that are statistically significantly superior to those obtained by single users. Copyright © 2013 ACM.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published proceedings: International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2015 12:28
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 17:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/12191

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