Controlling things directly with your mind sounds like magic, yet brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) promise us just that. After decades of research, we have prototypes that show that this form of telekinesis through technology is possible, but not easy...
Most of the current research on BCIs is focused on improving the detection of the 'thoughts' that control these interfaces. This book goes beyond that, looking at the system as a whole. This fresh point of view opens up new ways to dramatically improve BCIs, making them more accurate and more easy to control.
The first half of the book tackles the basic questions: What do users want from BCI control? Do they even know how much control they really have? The second half provides simple post-processing methods. If you are looking for a way to patch up brain-computer interfaces to provide the user with better control for less effort, look no further.
In the popular video game World of Warcraft, you play a druid. Druids can change into animals. In your human form you are very good at casting spells from a distance. When you change into a bear you excel at close combat with your sharp claws and teeth. In this version, when you are stressed or aggressive you change into a bear, and when you relax you revert to your human form. Your brain now determines the way you play.
This YouTube video shows almost all our BCI demos. Missing are some demos I have not been involved in personally, such as BrainBrush and BrainTwitter.
Citation counts, in square brackets, from GScholar, Nov 2014. View complete listing of publications here.