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Hybrid EEG-Based BCI User Interface for Action Selection

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In this study we developed a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to control a Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) by means of Event Related Potentials (ERP) and/or Motor Imagery (MI). It allows users to select actions to operate an upper-limb neuroprosthesis. The action’s selection is divided into 2 steps: choice and confirmation, which can be controlled using ERP or MI. We also present results of experiments with 12 participants who used this GUI and show that high performance is achieved with all possible combinations of paradigms. The GUI mode in which both the selection and confirmation steps use the ERP paradigm obtains the highest accuracy.


  • Graphical User Interface
  • Motor Imagery
  • Event Relate Poten
  • Action Selection
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation

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This work was funded by the grants EC FP7 ICT 2009-4-248326 (European Project MUNDUS), ICT-2008-216886 and by the BFNT - Bernstein Focus: Neurotechnology 01GQ0850 . This publication only reflects the author’s views. Funding agencies are not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.

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Pascual, J., Lorenz, R., Blankertz, B., Vidaurre, C. (2013). Hybrid EEG-Based BCI User Interface for Action Selection. In: Pons, J., Torricelli, D., Pajaro, M. (eds) Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation. Biosystems & Biorobotics, vol 1. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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