Tactile-force Brain-computer Interface (tfBCI)

  • Project core members
  • Scope
    • The study explores the extent to which tactile-force stimulus delivered to a hand holding a joystick can serve as a platform for a BCI. The four pressure directions are used to evoke tactile brain potential responses, thus defining a tactile-force brain computer interface (tfBCI). The brain signal processing and classification procedures lead to successful interfacing results. Experimental results with seven subjects performing online BCI experiments validate the hand location tfBCI paradigm, while the feasibility of the concept is illuminated through remarkable information-transfer rates.
  • Publications
    • Kono S. Tactile-force Brain-computer Interface Paradigm [Bachelor Degree Thesis]. School of Informatics - University of Tsukuba. Tsukuba, Japan; 2014.
    • Kono S, Aminaka D, Makino S, Rutkowski TM. EEG Signal Processing and Classification for the Novel Tactile-Force Brain-Computer Interface Paradigm. In: Signal-Image Technology Internet-Based Systems (SITIS), 2013 International Conference on; 2013. p. 812–817. Available from:link.
    • Kono S, Aminaka D, Makino S, Rutkowski TM. Novel Tactile-force Brain-computer Interface Paradigm. Multimedia Tools and Applications. 2014; p. (invited, in preparation).
  • Acknowledgements
    • The research was 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.