MOUSE CONTROL THROUGH ELECTROMYOGRAPHY - Using Biosignals Towards New User Interface Paradigms

Vasco Vinhas, Antonio Gomes

Abstract

Recent technologic breakthroughs have enabled the usage of minimal invasive biometric hardware devices that no longer interfere with the audience immersion feeling. The usage of EMG to extend traditional mouse-oriented user interfaces is a proof-of-concept prototype integrated in a wider horizon project. A subset of the main project’s architecture was reused, specially the communication middleware, as a stable development platform. An originally intended EEG hardware was adapted to perform EMG and therefore detect muscular activity. It was chosen, as a practical proof-of-concept, that it was desired to detect winking as a triggering device to perform a given traditional user interface action. The described application achieved extremely positive records with hit rates of around 90%. The volume of false positives and undetected desired actions are considered negligible due to both system development stage and application contextualization - non critical systems. The success and acceptance levels of the project are really encouraging not only to the enhancement of the proposed application but also to the global system continuous development.

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in Harvard Style

Vinhas V. and Gomes A. (2008). MOUSE CONTROL THROUGH ELECTROMYOGRAPHY - Using Biosignals Towards New User Interface Paradigms . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-18-0, pages 371-376. DOI: 10.5220/0001061403710376


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals08,
author={Vasco Vinhas and Antonio Gomes},
title={MOUSE CONTROL THROUGH ELECTROMYOGRAPHY - Using Biosignals Towards New User Interface Paradigms},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={371-376},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001061403710376},
isbn={978-989-8111-18-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - MOUSE CONTROL THROUGH ELECTROMYOGRAPHY - Using Biosignals Towards New User Interface Paradigms
SN - 978-989-8111-18-0
AU - Vinhas V.
AU - Gomes A.
PY - 2008
SP - 371
EP - 376
DO - 10.5220/0001061403710376