Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) and Gestural Interaction to Support Communication
Our research has examined the merits of using low-cost BCI and gestural interface technologies to support the communication process. Studies have been conducted examining whether emotional information can be transmitted using BCI and gestures for Instant Messaging, and whether these technologies can be used to assist individuals with physical disabilities or individuals with speech and language disorders. Studies have also been undertaken to support text entry among individuals with motor disabilities.
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- Saulynas, S. & Kuber, R. 2017: Towards BCI and Gestural-Based Authentication for Individuals who are Blind. In proceedings of ASSETSí17, 403-404.
Saulynas, S., Lechner, C. & Kuber, R. 2018: Towards the Use of Brain-Computer Interface Technologies as a Potential Alternative to PIN Authentication. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, DOI: 10.1080/10447318.2017.1357905.
Krishnaswamy, K., Kuber, R. & Oates, T. 2016: Developing a Limb Repositioning Robotic Interface for Persons with Severe Physical Disabilities. Universal Access in the Information Society, 15(4), 609-627.
- Saulynas, S., Albar, L., Kuber, R. & Felzer, T. 2015: Using OnScreenDualScribe to Support Text Entry and Targeting among Individuals with Physical Disabilities. In proceedings of ASSETS'15, Lisbon, Portugal, 303-304.
- Saulynas, S.A. & Kuber, R. 2015: Going Beyond "Beyond Being There": An Inquiry into the Use of Brain-Computer Interface Technologies and Intelligent Machine Agents to Facilitate Inconspicuous Communication. In proceedings of Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS'15), Atlanta, USA, 454-459.
Wheeler, M., Wolf, F. & Kuber, R. 2013:
Supporting Augmented and Alternative Communication using a Low-Cost Gestural Device. In proceedings of ASSETS'13, Bellevue, USA, Article No: 67.
Kuber, R. & Wright, F.P. 2013: Augmenting the Instant Messaging Experience through the Use of Brain Computer Interface and Gestural Technologies. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction 29 (3), 178-191.
Krishnaswamy, K. & Kuber, R. 2012: Toward the Development of a BCI and Gestural Interface to Support Individuals with Physical Disabilities. In proceedings of ASSETS'12, Boulder, USA, 229-230.
Kuber, R., Sulaiman, S. & Blandford, A. 2006: Investigating the Communication of Emotions
through Multimodal Technologies and Gestures. In proceedings of BCS HCI'06 Volume 2, London, UK, 205-207.
- Kavita Krishnaswamy (Ph.D. CSEE)
- Sidas Saulynas (Ph.D.)
- Flynn Wolf (Ph.D.)
- Frank Wright (MS)
- Matt Wheeler (BS)