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BCIs for DOC Patients: Assessment, Communication, and New Directions

  • Rupert Ortner
  • Jitka Annen
  • Tim von Oertzen
  • Arnau Espinosa
  • Javi Rodriguez
  • Brendan Z. Allison
  • Günter Edlinger
  • Steven Laureys
  • Martin Hamberger
  • Andrea Kammerhofer
  • Florian Guttmann
  • Christoph Guger
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9738)

Abstract

Recent work has sought to extend brain-computer interface (BCI) technology to persons diagnosed with a disorder of consciousness (DOC). This new approach can use real-time measures of brain activity to facilitate assessment of conscious awareness, and potentially provide communication for some users. We present the mindBEAGLE system, a hardware and platform for these goals, results from two patients, and future directions.

Keywords

Brain-computer interface (BCI) Disorder of consciousness (DOC) Mindbeagle P300 Motor imagery 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rupert Ortner
    • 1
  • Jitka Annen
    • 2
  • Tim von Oertzen
    • 3
  • Arnau Espinosa
    • 4
  • Javi Rodriguez
    • 4
  • Brendan Z. Allison
    • 5
  • Günter Edlinger
    • 1
    • 5
  • Steven Laureys
    • 2
  • Martin Hamberger
    • 3
  • Andrea Kammerhofer
    • 3
  • Florian Guttmann
    • 3
  • Christoph Guger
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.G.tec medical engineering GmbHSchiedlbergAustria
  2. 2.Coma Science Group, Cyclotron Research Centre and GIGA ResearchUniversity of LiègeSart-TilmanBelgium
  3. 3.Department of NeurologyNeuromed Campus, Kepler UniversitätsklinikumLinzAustria
  4. 4.G.tec medical engineering SpainBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Guger Technologies OGGrazAustria

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