Towards multi-dimensional robotic control via noninvasive brain-computer interface Conference

Chen, X, Bai, O. (2009). Towards multi-dimensional robotic control via noninvasive brain-computer interface . 10.1109/ICCME.2009.4906579

cited authors

  • Chen, X; Bai, O

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  • Brain-computer interface (BCI) provides a new communication pathway for patients with neurological disorders who may not make voluntary muscle contraction. A potential BCI application is that patients may control a neuro-prosthetic robot directly from their brain so that they can achieve virtual interaction with environment. Therefore, a BCI supports multi-dimensional control is highly demanded for a multi-dimensional robot. We hypothesized that human intentions to move his right, left hand, leg and tongue can be detected by the somatotopic spatial activation patterns from single-trial MEG signal. Under reliable detection, human can intentionally control a two-dimensional robotic motion; right, left, up and down. The hypothesis was tested offline; the classification was performed on beta band activation (15-30Hz) of SAM virtual channels. Cross-validation results using linear discrimination provided high detection accuracy (70-90%) when considering a random level of 25%. We demonstrated that noninvasive BCI methods may support reliable multi-dimensional control of neuro-prosthetic robotics. ©2009 IEEE.

publication date

  • July 23, 2009

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9781424433162