Improving the performance of the cyberlink mental interface with “yes / no program”

Eamon Doherty, Gilbert Cockton, Chris Bloor, Dennis Benigno

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    We summarise the results of the first studies to investigate the Cyberlink brain body interface as an assistive technology. Three phases of studies and a contextual inquiry were performed with a range of users. A focus group was formed from brain-injured users with locked-in syndrome who have no other method of communication or control of a computer than the Cyberlink. Versions of a Yes/No program were then created to allow communication and have achieved some success with the focus group. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how this program has been improved and what steps need to be taken to create communication programs for persons with severe motor impairment. As a result of our experiences, we have been able to develop a set of design guidelines for brain-body interface operated Yes/No programs. These are presented and justified on the basis of our experiences. We also raise some general issues for assistive technologies of this nature.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI '01
    EditorsJulie Jacko, A. Sears, M. Beaudouin-Lafon, R. J. K. Jacob
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Number of pages559
    ISBN (Print)9781581133271
    Publication statusPublished - 2001
    EventCHI 2001 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Seattle
    Duration: 1 Jan 2001 → …

    Publication series

    NameCHI letters


    ConferenceCHI 2001 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
    Period1/01/01 → …


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