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Prospects of brain-machine interfaces for space system control

Menon, C and de Negueruela, C and Millán, JDR and Tonet, O and Carpi, F and Broschart, M and Ferrez, P and Buttfield, A and Tecchio, F and Sepulveda, F and Citi, L and Laschi, C and Tombini, M and Dario, P and Maria Rossini, P and De Rossi, D (2009) 'Prospects of brain-machine interfaces for space system control.' Acta Astronautica, 64 (4). 448 - 456. ISSN 0094-5765


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The dream of controlling and guiding computer-based systems using human brain signals has slowly but steadily become a reality. The available technology allows real-time implementation of systems that measure neuronal activity, convert their signals, and translate their output for the purpose of controlling mechanical and electronic systems. This paper describes the state of the art of non-invasive brain-machine interfaces (BMIs) and critically investigates both the current technological limits and the future potential that BMIs have for space applications. We present an assessment of the advantages that BMIs can provide and justify the preferred candidate concepts for space applications together with a vision of future directions for their implementation. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2014 11:24
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 19:15

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