A P300-based brain-computer interface [electronic resource] : testing an alternative method of communication /

by Sellers, Eric William.

Abstract (Summary)
ABSTRACT: The current study evaluates the effectiveness of a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) system that operates by detecting a P300 elicited by one of four randomly presented stimuli (i.e., YES, NO, PASS, END). Two groups of participants were tested. The first group included three ALS patients that varied in degree of disability, but all retained the ability to communicate; the second group included three Non-ALS controls. Each participant participated in ten experimental sessions during a period of approximately 6 weeks. Sessions were conducted either at the participant's home or in the lab. During each run the participant's task was to attend to one stimulus and disregard the other three. Stimuli were presented auditorily, visually, or in both modes. Additionally, on each run, the experimenter would either tell the participant which stimulus to focus on, or ask the participant a question and the participant would focus on the correct "YES/NO" answer to the question.
Bibliographical Information:


School:University of South Florida

School Location:USA - Florida

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:human machine interface locked in syndrome event related potentials assistive devices als


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