ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SIGNALS FOR PERSONS WITH NEURODEGENERATIVE CONDITIONS: BLENDED CONTROL SIGNALS

Ana Londral, Luis Azevedo, Pedro Encarnação

Abstract

Severe neurological conditions may considerably affect one’s functional capabilities. Special computer interfaces and access methods have been developed in attempt to provide a mean to overcome the functional disabilities experienced by persons in these conditions. In this paper, a case study on the usage of a brain-body interface by a young man with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is presented. From the study different ways of interacting with the computer, beyond the traditional direct selection and scanning methods, emerge. These resort to control signals that combine binary and continuous features, blended control signals. Such control signals may provide more flexible and efficient ways of interacting with Assistive Technology systems, especially for those individuals with neurodegenerative conditions.

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Londral A., Azevedo L. and Encarnação P. (2008). ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SIGNALS FOR PERSONS WITH NEURODEGENERATIVE CONDITIONS: BLENDED CONTROL SIGNALS . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 254-259. DOI: 10.5220/0001044102540259


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf08,
author={Ana Londral and Luis Azevedo and Pedro Encarnação},
title={ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SIGNALS FOR PERSONS WITH NEURODEGENERATIVE CONDITIONS: BLENDED CONTROL SIGNALS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={254-259},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001044102540259},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 2: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL CONTROL SIGNALS FOR PERSONS WITH NEURODEGENERATIVE CONDITIONS: BLENDED CONTROL SIGNALS
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Londral A.
AU - Azevedo L.
AU - Encarnação P.
PY - 2008
SP - 254
EP - 259
DO - 10.5220/0001044102540259