An Accessible Video Surveillance System for ALS People

  • Rim SomaiEmail author
  • Meriem Riahi
  • Faouzi Moussa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10896)


The commercialization of EEG devices (electroencephalography) increases the possibility of their use in different fields other than medicine. These brain computer interfaces (BCI) can be a solution for people who suffer from sever motor disabilities like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It offer them the ability to control a computer without any movement. In fact, the EEG signals are transformed into machine commands. Thus, it exist deferent BCI based systems. Our main objective here, is to offer a video surveillance system commanded by voluntary blinks. This voluntary blinks are detected from the EEG signals using our blink detection approach. It’s based on unsupervised clustering of the blink regression parameters using the Gaussian mixture model (GMM). Based on the user tests of our system, it was well appreciated.


BCI EEG signals GMM Blinks Polynomial regression Video surveillance UCD ALS people 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences of TunisTunis El Manar UniversityTunisTunisia
  2. 2.National Engineering School of TunisTunis UniversityTunisTunisia

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