Locked-In Syndrome

Brain Computer Interface (BCI)

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Our research seeks to develop an efficient and effective brain-computer interface (BCI) system that will serve as a communication access method for individuals with locked-in syndrome. We strive to improve the accuracy and speed of the technology, as well as user satisfaction, for a system that can be used for functional written and spoken expression.

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Betts Peters, M.A., C.C.C.-S.L.P. Discusses Brain-Computer Interfaces

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OUR RESEARCH ON LOCKED-IN SYNDROME


Grant Abstracts

Here you will find short descriptions of the two grants that we are currently working on in BCI.


Publications

Writing papers about our work is an important part of the research process. The papers you will find here have been included in conference proceedings and peer-reviewed journals.

Presentations

Every year we give presentations about the work we are doing. We have a diverse team who present on different aspects of the study.

  • Peters, B., Eddy, B., McInturf, K., &Fried-Oken, M. (2016). Augmentative and alternative communication for adults with total locked-in syndrome. Presentation at the 2016 Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Toronto, Ontario.
  • Peters, B., Bieker, G., Cach, M., Do, A., Fritz, A., Guger, C., Spataro, R., Vuckovic, A., &Fried-Oken, M. (2016) What does BCI stand for? The 2016 Virtual Forum of BCI Users. Presentation at the Sixth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting. Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Guger, C., Coyle, D., Mattia, D., De Lucia, M., Hochberg, L., Peters, B., Nam, C.S., Cruse, D., &Noirhomme, Q. (2016) BCIs for assessment of locked-in and DOC patients. Half-day workshop presented at the Sixth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting. Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Peters, B., Mooney, A., &Fried-Oken, M. (2016) Communication Strategies to Involve Potential Users in BCI Research. Proceedings of the Sixth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting. Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Memmott, T., Peters, B., Erdogmus, D., Fried-Oken, M., &Oken, B. (2016) Detecting Drowsiness in RSVP Keyboard™BCI Users with SSPI. Proceedings of the Sixth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting. Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Brain Computer Interface: A Primer for Clinicians, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dallas, TX, October, 2015
  • Peters, B., Brumberg, J., Mooney, A., Zeitlin, D., &Fried-Oken, M. (2015). State of the Science Update: Brain-Computer Interfaces for Augmentative &Alternative Communication. Presentation at the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Convention. Denver, CO.
  • McInturf, K., Peters, B., Mooney, A., &Fried-Oken, M. (2015). Locked-In: A carer's perspective on communication and BCI. Poster at the Oregon Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Conference. Portland, OR.
  • Perspectives of Individuals with SSPI on Brain-Computer Interface and AAC, International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014
  • BCI within an AAC Framework, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, June 2014
  • Fried-Oken, M, Mooney, A., &Peters, B. (2014). Learning to use a brain-computer interface: Attention training. Presentation at the Biennial Conference of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Peters, B. (2014). Brain-computer Interfaces for People with Severe Speech and Physical Impairments: Unlocking the Locked-in. Presented at Ignite Health 2.0. Portland, OR. Watch video
  • The RSVP Keyboard™: A Brain-Computer Interface for Communication by People with Locked-In Syndrome, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society Conference, Bellevue, WA, 2013
  • Fried-Oken, M., Bieker, G., Blackstone, S., Huggins, J., Mooney, A., Oken, B., &Peters, B. (2013). Augmentative and alternative communication for BCI 101. Half-day workshop presented at the Fifth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting. Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Huggins, J., Bieker, G., Fried-Oken, M., Peters, B., Vaughan, T., &Wolf, C. (2013). Users' Virtual Forum: The final word. Presentation at the Fifth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting. Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Peters, B., Erdogmus, D., Fowler, A., Mooney, A., Oken, B., Orhan, U., Roark, B., &Fried-Oken, M. (2013). Effects of varying presentation rate and sequence length on user performance with the RSVP Keyboard BCI. Proceedings of the Fifth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting. Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Peters, B., Bieker, G., Mooney, A., Oken, B., &Fried-Oken, M. (2013). Selection strategies for   the RSVP Keyboard: Different strokes for different folks. Proceedings of the Fifth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting. Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Fried-Oken, M., Mooney, A., Oken, B., &Peters, B. (2013). Clinical screening protocol for RSVP Keyboard BCI Use. Proceedings of the Fifth International Brain-Computer Interface Meeting. Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Oken, B.S., Orhan, U., Roark, B., Erdogmus, D., Fowler, A., Peters, B., Miller, M.,&Fried-Oken, M. (2013). EEG-based typing interface with language model for individuals who are functionally locked-in. Neurology. 80:S14.004.
  • Fried-Oken, M., Erdogmus, D., Mooney, A., Peters, B., Orhan, U., Oken, B., &Roark, B. (2012). A brain computer interface using the RSVP Keyboard™for users who are locked-in. Seminar presented at the Biennial conference of the International Society on Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Pittsburgh, PA.

Community Input

Here you will find articles and other writings from community members with LIS who are participating in our research. You will also find newsletters featuring our research.