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A Comparative Study: Use of a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Device by People with Cerebral Palsy in Interaction with Computers

  • Regina HeidrichEmail author
  • Francisco Rebelo
  • Marsal Branco
  • João Batista Mossmann
  • Anderson Schuh
  • Emely Jensen
  • Tiago Oliveira
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 529)

Abstract

This article presents a comparative study among people with cerebral palsy and healthy controls, of various ages, using a brain-computer interface (BCI) device. The research is qualitative in its approach. Researchers worked with observational case studies. People with cerebral palsy and healthy controls were evaluated in Portugal and in Brazil. The study aimed to develop a study for product evaluation in order to perceive whether people with cerebral palsy can interact with the computer and to gauge whether their performance is similar to that of healthy controls when using the brain-computer interface. Ultimately, it was found that there are no significant differences between people with cerebral palsy in the two countries, as well as between populations without cerebral palsy (healthy controls).

Keywords

Brain computer interface Interaction Cerebral palsy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Regina Heidrich
    • 1
    Email author
  • Francisco Rebelo
    • 2
  • Marsal Branco
    • 1
  • João Batista Mossmann
    • 1
  • Anderson Schuh
    • 1
  • Emely Jensen
    • 1
  • Tiago Oliveira
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade FeevaleNovo HamburgoBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade Técnica de LisboaCruz Quebrada, LisbonPortugal

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