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Advances in Physiological Computing

  • Stephen H. Fairclough
  • Kiel Gilleade

Part of the Human–Computer Interaction Series book series (HCIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Stephen H. Fairclough, Kiel Gilleade
    Pages 1-16
  3. Päivi Majaranta, Andreas Bulling
    Pages 39-65
  4. Thorsten O. Zander, Jonas Brönstrup, Romy Lorenz, Laurens R. Krol
    Pages 67-90
  5. Alan T. Pope, Chad L. Stephens, Kiel Gilleade
    Pages 91-115
  6. Evan M. Peck, Daniel Afergan, Beste F. Yuksel, Francine Lalooses, Robert J. K. Jacob
    Pages 117-139
  7. Esubalew Bekele, Nilanjan Sarkar
    Pages 141-167
  8. Joyce Westerink, William van Beek, Elke Daemen, Joris Janssen, Gert-Jan de Vries, Martin Ouwerkerk
    Pages 197-209
  9. Chelsea Dobbins, Madjid Merabti, Paul Fergus, David Llewellyn-Jones
    Pages 211-234
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 235-238

About this book


In the domain of physiological computing, human physiology is directly monitored and used as input to a technological system. Signals from the brain and body can be used to infer a user’s intentions and psychological state which enables a physiological computing system to respond and adapt in an appropriate fashion.  A computer game could modify its level of difficulty according to the player's motivation or a word processor could disable incoming e-mail notifications when the user is concentrating.

Physiological computing is an exciting area of research which provides a speculative vision of how we may interact with technology in the future. The field is inherently interdisciplinary and encapsulates a significant breadth of knowledge from neuroscience to engineering. Advances in Physiological Computing provides a broad overview across this emerging area of research and emphasizes the common ground between the different disciplines in the field. 


Biosignals Human-Computer Interaction Physiological Computing Psychophysiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen H. Fairclough
    • 1
  • Kiel Gilleade
    • 2
  1. 1.Liverpool John Moores University School of Natural Sciences & PsychologyLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Liverpool John Moores University School of Natural Sciences & PsychologyLiverpoolUnited Kingdom

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