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Mi.16.01.13 Fakultät für Informatik der Universität Wien “An Intelligent Joystick in Your Head”

CS-Colloquium: An Intelligent Joystick in Your Head

Prof. Anton Nijholt
University of Twente

Datum: Mi. 16.01.2013, 16:00 Uhr
Ort: Fakultät für Informatik der Universität Wien, Hörsaal 3, Währinger Straße 29, 1090 Wien

Brain-computer interfacing has become a topic of interest for computer scientists and in particular human-computer interaction researchers. They are looking for applications that add the brain-activity modality to other multi-modal ways of interacting with ‘computers’. That is, a modality that can be added to the usual mouse and keyboard control of applications. But, also a modality that can be added to existing ideas about sensor-equipped environments and devices that also take as input information obtained from auditory, visual, tactile and physiological sensors.
We review and discuss possibilities (and limitations) of brain-computer interfacing. That is, we look at the possibilities of on-line control of entertainment applications and on-line adaptation of an application based on a user’s brain activity. The presentation will be concluded with examples of our research on entertaining braincomputer interface applications and future applications that require collaborative and synchronized brain activity from several users or gamers.

Bio
Anton Nijholt is professor in the Human Media Interaction research group of the University of Twente. He studied mathematics and computer science at the Delft University of Technology and did his PhD research at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He took a permanent position in 1989 as a full professor at the University of Twente, the Netherlands. In Twente he initiated the Human-Media Interaction research group and supervised close to fifty PhD students. Recent research interests also include brain-computer interfacing, in particular for entertainment applications.

Contact
Mag. Werner Schröttner, werner.schroettner@univie.ac.at, Tel. +43 1 4277 780 03