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Heading for new shores! Overcoming pitfalls in BCI design

Abstract : Research in brain-computer interfaces has achieved impressive progress towards implementing assistive technologies for restoration or substitution of lost motor capabilities, as well as supporting technologies for able-bodied subjects. Notwithstanding this progress, effective translation of these interfaces from proof-of concept prototypes into reliable applications remains elusive. As a matter of fact, most of the current BCI systems cannot be used independently for long periods of time by their intended end-users. Multiple factors that impair achieving this goal have already been identified. However, it is not clear how do they affect the overall BCI performance or how they should be tackled. This is worsened by the publication bias where only positive results are disseminated, preventing the research community from learning from its errors. This paper is the result of a workshop held at the 6th International BCI meeting in Asilomar. We summarize here the discussion on concrete research avenues and guidelines that may help overcoming common pitfalls and make BCIs become a useful alternative communication device.
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Ricardo Chavarriaga, Melanie Fried-Oken, Sonja Kleih, Fabien Lotte, Reinhold Scherer. Heading for new shores! Overcoming pitfalls in BCI design. Brain-Computer Interfaces, Taylor & Francis, 2016. ⟨hal-01415906⟩



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