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Interactive Reading Using Low Cost Brain Computer Interfaces

Loizides, Fernando; Naughton, Liam; Wilson, Paul; Loizou, Michael; Yang, Shufan; Hartley, Thomas; Worrallo, Adam; Zaphiris, Panayiotis


Fernando Loizides

Liam Naughton

Paul Wilson

Michael Loizou

Thomas Hartley

Adam Worrallo

Panayiotis Zaphiris


This work shows the feasibility for document reader user applications using a consumer grade non-invasive BCI headset. Although Brain Computer Interface (BCI) type devices are beginning to aim at the consumer level, the level at which they can actually detect brain activity is limited. There is however progress achieved in allowing for interaction between a human and a computer when this interaction is limited to around 2 actions. We employed the Emotiv Epoc, a low-priced BCI headset, to design and build a proof-of-concept document reader system that allows users to navigate the document using this low cast BCI device. Our prototype has been implemented and evaluated with 12 participants who were trained to navigate documents using signals acquired by Emotive Epoc.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name 16th IFIP TC 13 International Conference
Start Date Sep 25, 2017
End Date Sep 29, 2017
Online Publication Date Sep 21, 2017
Publication Date 2017
Deposit Date Mar 12, 2021
Publisher Springer
Pages 450-454
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Number 10516
Series ISSN 0302-9743
Book Title Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2017 Proceedings, Part IV
ISBN 9783319680583
Keywords Document reader, Brain computer interface, Document navigation
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