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Freeze the BCI until the user is ready: a pilot study of a BCI inhibitor

Laurent George 1, * Laurent Bonnet 1 Anatole Lécuyer 1
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1 VR4I - Virtual Reality for Improved Innovative Immersive Interaction
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, ENS Cachan - École normale supérieure - Cachan, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
Abstract : In this paper we introduce the concept of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) inhibitor, which is meant to standby the BCI until the user is ready, in order to improve the overall performance and usability of the system. BCI inhibitor can be defined as a system that monitors user's state and inhibits BCI interaction until specific requirements (e.g. brain activity pattern, user attention level) are met. In this pilot study, a hybrid BCI is designed and composed of a classic synchronous BCI system based on motor imagery and a BCI inhibitor. The BCI inhibitor initiates the control period of the BCI when requirements in terms of brain activity are reached (i.e. stability in the beta band). Preliminary results with four participants suggest that BCI inhibitor system can improve BCI performance.
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Laurent George, Laurent Bonnet, Anatole Lécuyer. Freeze the BCI until the user is ready: a pilot study of a BCI inhibitor. 5th International Brain-Computer Interface Workshop, Sep 2011, Graz, Austria. ⟨inria-00634556⟩

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