Towards Neurohaptics: Brain-Computer Interfaces for Decoding Intuitive Sense of Touch

Jeong Hyun Cho, Ji Hoon Jeong, Myoung Ki Kim, Seong Whan Lee

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Abstract

Noninvasive brain-computer interface (BCI) is widely used to recognize users' intentions. Especially, BCI related to tactile and sensation decoding could provide various effects on many industrial fields such as manufacturing advanced touch displays, controlling robotic devices, and more immersive virtual reality or augmented reality. In this paper, we introduce haptic and sensory perception-based BCI systems called neurohaptics. It is a preliminary study for a variety of scenarios using actual touch and touch imagery paradigms. We designed a novel experimental environment and a device that could acquire brain signals under touching designated materials to generate natural touch and texture sensations. Through the experiment, we collected the electroencephalogram (EEG) signals with respect to four different texture objects. Seven subjects were recruited for the experiment and evaluated classification performances using machine learning and deep learning approaches. Hence, we could confirm the feasibility of decoding actual touch and touch imagery on EEG signals to develop practical neurohaptics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th IEEE International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface, BCI 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728184852
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb 22
Event9th IEEE International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface, BCI 2021 - Gangwon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2021 Feb 222021 Feb 24

Publication series

Name9th IEEE International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface, BCI 2021

Conference

Conference9th IEEE International Winter Conference on Brain-Computer Interface, BCI 2021
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityGangwon
Period21/2/2221/2/24

Keywords

  • brain-computer interface
  • electroencephalogram
  • haptic sensation analysis
  • tactile information
  • touch imagery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Signal Processing

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