My Learning Partner gave an excellent presentation on the Brian-Computer Interface (BCI). The central element in each BCI is a translation algorithm that converts electrophysiological input from the user into output that controls external devices.
BCI operation depends on effective interaction between two adaptive controllers, the user who encodes his or her commands in the electrophysiological input provided to the BCI, and the BCI which recognizes the commands contained in the input and expresses them in device control.
Here are a few of the videos she highlighted.
Absolutely amazing the advances that are being created!!
To learn more:
Leuthardt, E.C., Schalk, G., Moran, D.W., Wolpaw, J.R., Ojemann, J.G. (2006). Brain Computer Interface. U.S. Patent No. 7,120,486 B2. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Lim CG, Lee TS, Guan C, Fung DSS, Zhao Y, Teng SSW, et al. (2012) A Brain-Computer Interface Based Attention Training Program for Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. PLoS ONE, 7(10): e46692. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046692
Wolpaw, J.R., Birbaumer, N., Heetderks, W. J., McFarland, D. J., Pecjham, P. H., Schalk, G., Donchin, E., Quatrano, L. A., Robinson, C. J., Vaughan, T. M. (2000). Brain–Computer Interface Technology: A Review of the First International Meeting. IEEE transactions on rehabilitation engineering, 8 (2), 164 – 173.
Wolpaw, J.R. and McFarland, D. J. (2004). Control of a two-dimensional movement signal by a noninvasive brain-computer interface in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 101(51), 17489-17854.