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Hands free interactions with computers

Research Achievements

Hands free interactions with computers

Research continues to progress on hands free interactions with computers using electrical potentials measured at the forehead. The Brainfingers Accessibility system monitors electrical potentials arising from EMG, EOG, and EEG sources. These signals can then me mapped to computer functions (switches/key presses or cursor control/mouse movements). Three projects are using the Brainfingers system. One is focusing on the independence of the multiple channels for cursor control. Another is focusing on simple communications comparing scanning with direct access. A third project is examining hands-free typing with this system. This work was awarded the Brightest Idea Award at the Annual Conference of the National Center for Technology Innovation.