Towards Practical Brain-Computer Interfaces

Bridging the Gap from Research to Real-World Applications

  • Brendan Z. Allison
  • Stephen Dunne
  • Robert Leeb
  • José Del R. Millán
  • Anton Nijholt

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Sensors, Signals and Signal Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Brendan Z. Allison, Stephen Dunne, Robert Leeb, José del R. Millán, Anton Nijholt
      Pages 1-13
    3. Aureli Soria-Frisch
      Pages 41-65
    4. Christian Henle, Martin Schuettler, Jörn Rickert, Thomas Stieglitz
      Pages 85-103
  3. Devices, Applications and Users

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Donatella Mattia, Floriana Pichiorri, Marco Molinari, Rüdiger Rupp
      Pages 131-153
    3. Elisa Mira Holz, Tobias Kaufmann, Lorenzo Desideri, Massimiliano Malavasi, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, Andrea Kübler
      Pages 155-172
    4. Melissa Quek, Johannes Höhne, Roderick Murray-Smith, Michael Tangermann
      Pages 173-196
    5. Fabien Lotte, Josef Faller, Christoph Guger, Yann Renard, Gert Pfurtscheller, Anatole Lécuyer et al.
      Pages 197-220
  4. Application Interfaces and Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Bram van de Laar, Hayrettin Gürkök, Danny Plass-Oude Bos, Femke Nijboer, Anton Nijholt
      Pages 223-237
    3. Jan B. F. van Erp, Anne-Marie Brouwer, Marieke E. Thurlings, Peter J. Werkhoven
      Pages 239-250
    4. Olga Sourina, Qiang Wang, Yisi Liu, Minh Khoa Nguyen
      Pages 251-268
  5. A Practical BCI Infrastructure: Emerging Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Clemens Brunner, Giuseppe Andreoni, Lugi Bianchi, Benjamin Blankertz, Christian Breitwieser, Shin’ichiro Kanoh et al.
      Pages 303-331
    3. Martin Billinger, Ian Daly, Vera Kaiser, Jing Jin, Brendan Z. Allison, Gernot R. Müller-Putz et al.
      Pages 333-354
    4. Gernot R. Müller-Putz, Robert Leeb, José d. R. Millán, Petar Horki, Alex Kreilinger, Günther Bauernfeind et al.
      Pages 355-373
    5. Isabella C. Wagner, Ian Daly, Aleksander Väljamäe
      Pages 375-393
    6. Adriane B. Randolph, Melody M. Moore Jackson, Steven G. Mason
      Pages 395-408
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 409-412

About this book


Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are devices that enable people to communicate via thought alone. Brain signals can be directly translated into messages or commands. Until recently, these devices were used primarily to help people who could not move. However, BCIs are now becoming practical tools for a wide variety of people, in many different situations. What will BCIs in the future be like? Who will use them, and why?

This book, written by many of the top BCI researchers and developers, reviews the latest progress in the different components of BCIs. Chapters also discuss practical issues in an emerging BCI enabled community. The book is intended both for professionals and for interested laypeople who are not experts in BCI research.


Assistive Technology BCI applications BCI components BCI environment Brain-Computer interfaces Sensors and Signals for BCIs Translating brain signals

Editors and affiliations

  • Brendan Z. Allison
    • 1
  • Stephen Dunne
    • 2
  • Robert Leeb
    • 3
  • José Del R. Millán
    • 4
  • Anton Nijholt
    • 5
  1. 1.La MesaUSA
  2. 2.Starlab Neuroscience ResearchBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3., School of EngineeringSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland
  4. 4., School of EngineeringSwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyLausanneSwitzerland
  5. 5., Faculty EEMCSUniversity of TwenteEnschedeNetherlands

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