Towards Standardized User and Application Interfaces for the Brain Computer Interface

  • Paul McCullagh
  • Melanie Ware
  • Alex McRoberts
  • Gaye Lightbody
  • Maurice Mulvenna
  • Gerry McAllister
  • José Luis González
  • Vicente Cruz Medina
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6766)

Abstract

In this paper, we consider two obstacles preventing widespread deployment of Brain Computer Interface (BCI) technology: the lack of standardization for the user interface and the applications interface. We suggest a structure for an intuitive graphical user interface (IGUI) and propose a methodology for usability testing. A universal application interface (UAI) based on Universal Plug and Play and deployed by Open Services Gateway initiative is proposed. This issues user commands and receives device status; and communicates to the IGUI using an eXtensible Mark-up Language file containing menu definitions. Using this approach we have achieved control of simple domestic devices, using ‘plug and play’ technology, interaction with a set top box and media player for entertainment applications.

Keywords

Brain computer interface graphical user interface accessibility universal application interface applications 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul McCullagh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Melanie Ware
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alex McRoberts
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gaye Lightbody
    • 1
    • 2
  • Maurice Mulvenna
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gerry McAllister
    • 1
    • 2
  • José Luis González
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vicente Cruz Medina
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of UlsterNorthern Ireland, UK
  2. 2.Telefonica Investigacion y DesarrolloBoecilloSpain

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