First study towards linear control of an upper-limb neuroprosthesis with an EEG-based Brain-Computer Interface

Javier Pascual, Francisco Velasco-Alvarez, Klaus Muller, Carmen Vidaurre

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Abstract

In this study we show how healthy subjects are able to use a non-invasive Motor Imagery (MI)-based Brain Computer Interface (BCI) to achieve linear control of an upper-limb neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) controlled neuroprosthesis in a simple binary target selection task. Linear BCI control can be achieved if two motor imagery classes can be discriminated with a reliability over 80% in single trial. The results presented in this work show that there was no significant loss of performance using the neuroproshesis in comparison to MI where no stimulation was present. However, it is remarkable how different the experience of the users was in the same experiment. The stimulation either provoked a positive reinforcement feedback, or prevented the user from concentrating in the task.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Pages3269-3273
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 14
Event34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2012 Aug 282012 Sep 1

Other

Other34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period12/8/2812/9/1

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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Pascual, J., Velasco-Alvarez, F., Muller, K., & Vidaurre, C. (2012). First study towards linear control of an upper-limb neuroprosthesis with an EEG-based Brain-Computer Interface. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (pp. 3269-3273). [6346663] https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2012.6346663