Consumer Brain-Computer Interfaces: From Science Fiction to Reality


Fluid Interfaces group

Nataliya Kosmyna

Current communication technologies often suffer from being impersonal and non-contextual. Using on-body sensors for implicit or explicit sensing to transfer information, sense context, cognitive states, attention or engagement, open the possibility to enhance technologies for improving mental well-being of a person, help a person with the tasks on-hand but also to connect people. In this talk we will explore the opportunities provided by the systems known as Brain-Computer Interfaces, which use physiological sensors to measure brain activity (like Electroencephalography – EEG), for building seamless, novel and embodied communication systems using several concrete examples among which: applications for direct control of robots, applications to derive users’ intents, applications for attention measurement and cognitive enhancement.

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