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Interactive reading using low cost brain computer interfaces

Loizides, Fernando; Naughton, Liam; Wilson, Paul; Loizou, Michael; Yang, Shufan; Hartley, Thomas; Worrallo, Adam; Zaphiris, Panayiotis


Fernando Loizides

Liam Naughton

Paul Wilson

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Dr Michael Loizou
Wallscourt Associate Professor in Health Technology and Life Sciences

Shufan Yang

Thomas Hartley

Adam Worrallo

Panayiotis Zaphiris


Regina Bernhaupt

Girish Dalvi

Anirudha Joshi

Devanuj K. Balkrishan

Jacki O'Neill

Marco Winckler


This work shows the feasibility for document reader user applications using a consumer grade non-invasive BCI headset. Although Brain Computer Interface (BCI) type devices are beginning to aim at the consumer level, the level at which they can actually detect brain activity is limited. There is however progress achieved in allowing for interaction between a human and a computer when this interaction is limited to around 2 actions. We employed the Emotiv Epoc, a low-priced BCI headset, to design and build a proof-of-concept document reader system that allows users to navigate the document using this low cast BCI device. Our prototype has been implemented and evaluated with 12 participants who were trained to navigate documents using signals acquired by Emotive Epoc.


Loizides, F., Naughton, L., Wilson, P., Loizou, M., Yang, S., Hartley, T., …Zaphiris, P. (2017). Interactive reading using low cost brain computer interfaces. In R. Bernhaupt, G. Dalvi, A. Joshi, D. K. Balkrishan, J. O'Neill, & M. Winckler (Eds.), INTERACT 2017: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2017 (450-454).

Start Date Sep 25, 2017
Acceptance Date Aug 15, 2017
Online Publication Date Sep 21, 2017
Publication Date Sep 21, 2017
Deposit Date Jan 4, 2022
Publisher Springer Verlag
Volume 10516
Pages 450-454
Series Title Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Book Title INTERACT 2017: Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2017
ISBN 9783319680583
Keywords Document reader , Brain computer interface, Document navigation
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