Wireless User-computer Interface Platform for Mental Health Improvement through Social Inclusion

Ana Londral, Neuza Nunes, Hugo Silva, Luís Azevedo

Abstract

Loss of communication due to long-term neurological conditions leads to isolation and loneliness. Individuals in these conditions raise the risk of depression, since they can’t convey their needs and wants and loose their social networks. This paper describes the development of a wireless platform for user-computer interface, targeted at mental health improvement through communica-tion and social inclusion. We describe the proposed approach in the context of an input device based on a single channel electromyographic signal, although the use of other biosignals is discussed to expand users’ possibilities. Users’ needs in terms of user interface implementation are considered, concerning severe speech and physical impairments.

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Londral A., Nunes N., Silva H. and Azevedo L. (2012). Wireless User-computer Interface Platform for Mental Health Improvement through Social Inclusion . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - Volume 1: MindCare, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-92-8, pages 114-118. DOI: 10.5220/0003892301140118


in Bibtex Style

@conference{mindcare12,
author={Ana Londral and Neuza Nunes and Hugo Silva and Luís Azevedo},
title={Wireless User-computer Interface Platform for Mental Health Improvement through Social Inclusion},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - Volume 1: MindCare, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={114-118},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003892301140118},
isbn={978-989-8425-92-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - Volume 1: MindCare, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - Wireless User-computer Interface Platform for Mental Health Improvement through Social Inclusion
SN - 978-989-8425-92-8
AU - Londral A.
AU - Nunes N.
AU - Silva H.
AU - Azevedo L.
PY - 2012
SP - 114
EP - 118
DO - 10.5220/0003892301140118