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Airborne Ultrasonic Tactile Display Brain–computer Interface (autdBCI)

  • Project core members
    • Katsuhiko Hamada (University of Tokyo)
    • Hiromu Mori (University of Tsukuba)
    • Prof. Hiroyuki Shinoda (University of Tokyo)
    • Prof. Tomasz M. Rutkowski (University of Tsukuba)
  • Scope
    • We study the extent to which contact-less and airborne ultrasonic tactile display (AUTD) stimuli delivered to the palms of a user can serve as a platform for a brain computer interface (BCI) paradigm. Six palm positions are used to evoke combined somatosensory brain responses, in order to define a novel contact-less tactile BCI. A comparison is made with classical attached vibrotactile transducers. Experiment results of subjects performing online experiments validate the novel BCI paradigm.
  • Publications
    1. Hamada K. Brain-computer Interface Using Airborne Ultrasound Tactile Display [Master Thesis]. The University of Tokyo. Tokyo, Japan; 2014. In Japanese.
    2. Hamada K, Mori H, Shinoda H, Rutkowski TM. Airborne Ultrasonic Tactile Display Brain–computer Interface Paradigm. 6th International Brain-Computer Interface Conference 2014, Graz, Austria, 2014; p. (submitted). arXiv:1404.4184
  • Acknowledgements
    • Hiromu Mori and Tomasz M. Rutkowski were supported in part by the Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Program (SCOPE) no. 121803027 of The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan.