Cyberlink Brainfingers Access for People With No Means of AccessBy Junker, Andrew M.; Wegner, Jane R.; Sudkamp, Thomas; CSUN Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference - 2002,
Publication Date: 2002
Paper discusses Cyberlink Brainfingers, which is a hands-free augmentative and alternative communication access device designed for computer users with severe physical disabilities. The device utilizes forehead voltages called bio-potentials, which are derived from subtle facial muscle, eye movement, and brainwave activities. The user can point and click with a mouse, control third-party software, and access the Internet when using Cyberlink Brainfingers. The application can also be used to play music and interactive video games. The person using Cyberlink Brainfingers wears a lightweight cloth headband with three plastic sensors, which detect the bio-potentials. The sensors are reusable, and have been found to last for more than three months of continuous usage. The headband connects to a Cyberlink Interface box, which sends the signals to Cyberlink Software as installed in the user’s personal computer. The signals are then translated to mouse control. The program startup options and process are discussed. This paper was presented at the 2002 California State University at Northridge Technology and Persons With Disabilities Conference.
Assistive Products Discussed: BRAINFINGERS SYSTEM
Published by: Center on Disabilities at CSUN (Website:http://www.csun.edu/cod/)
Link to text: http://www.csun.edu/cod/conf/2002/proceedings/27.htm