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Title: Brain, Body and Bytes: Designing for Brain-Computer Interfaces Beyond Medical Applications 

Speaker: Dr. Areej Al-Wabil, Research Scientist, School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Synopsis: Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) carry the promise of natural and intuitive human-computer interaction (HCI) design. BCI technology has matured to the extent that it is available for a broad range of applications in the context of daily use. While most BCI technology was developed for medical applications, we present a wide spectrum of non-medical applications that have been developed in SKERG in the past 3 years, including device control, user state monitoring and emotion-aware responsive gaming applications.

In this seminar, we discuss the technical challenges, design opportunities, societal impact and time to market for these innovations. Breakthroughs are required in the areas of usability, hardware and software, and system integration, but successful development should also take user characteristics and acceptance into account. We discuss areas of concern like the lack of standardization and provide recommendations to push the field forward.


Speaker's Bio: CCWCE at MIT


Date/Time: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 12pm

Location: Maria Auditorium, F50 in Building 6  - Broadcast to Studio 1 (Room 2084) in CCIS Building 31.