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Brain-Computer Interface Research

A State-of-the-Art Summary 4

  • Christoph Guger
  • Gernot Müller-Putz
  • Brendan Allison


  • Summarizes prize-winning BCI innovations

  • Includes both cutting edge science and important medical advances

  • Provides a snapshot of a rapidly progressing research field


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Christoph Guger, Brendan Z. Allison, Gernot R. Müller-Putz
    Pages 1-8
  3. Peter Brunner, Karen Dijkstra, William G. Coon, Jürgen Mellinger, Anthony L. Ritaccio, Gerwin Schalk
    Pages 29-42
  4. Katsuhiko Hamada, Hiromu Mori, Hiroyuki Shinoda, Tomasz M. Rutkowski
    Pages 57-65
  5. Jaime Ibáñez, J. I. Serrano, M. D. Del Castillo, E. Monge, F. Molina, J. L. Pons
    Pages 67-77
  6. B. Mainsah, L. Collins, K. Colwell, E. Sellers, D. Ryan, K. Caves et al.
    Pages 79-87
  7. David P. McMullen, Matthew S. Fifer, Brock A. Wester, Guy Hotson, Kapil D. Katyal, Matthew S. Johannes et al.
    Pages 89-104
  8. Kai J. Miller, Gerwin Schalk, Dora Hermes, Jeffrey G. Ojemann, Rajesh P. N. Rao
    Pages 105-114
  9. N. Mrachacz-Kersting, N. Jiang, S. Aliakbaryhosseinabadi, R. Xu, L. Petrini, R. Lontis et al.
    Pages 115-125

About this book


This book describes ten of the most promising brain-computer-interface (BCI) projects to have emerged in recent years. BCI research is developing quickly, with many new ideas, research groups, and improved technologies. BCIs enable people to communicate just by thinking – without any movement at all. Several different groups have helped severely disabled users communicate with BCIs, and BCI technology is also being extended to facilitate recovery from stroke, epilepsy, and other conditions.

Each year, hundreds of the top BCI scientists, engineers, doctors, and other visionaries compete for the most prestigious honor in the BCI research community: the annual BCI Award. The 2014 BCI Award competition was again competitive, with 69 research groups vying for a nomination. This book summarizes the 2014 BCI Award, including the ten projects that were nominated, the winner, and analyses and discussions of the submitted projects and how they reflect general trends in BCI development. Each of these ten groups provides a chapter summarizing their nominated project, including an introduction, description of methods, results, and newer work completed after the project was submitted. Hence, this book provides a cutting-edge overview of the newest BCI research trends, from top groups, in an easy to read format with numerous supporting pictures, graphs, and figures.


2014 BCI Award BCI Award Competition BCI Innovation Prize BCI Innovations Brain-computer Interface Research Electrocorticogram Electroencephalogram and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Near Infrared Spectroscopy Neurofeedback Training Prosthetic Limb Control

Editors and affiliations

  • Christoph Guger
    • 1
  • Gernot Müller-Putz
    • 2
  • Brendan Allison
    • 3
  1. 1.g.tec Guger Technologies OGSchiedlbergAustria
  2. 2.GrazAustria
  3. 3.Cognitive Science Dept.UC San DiegoLa JollaUSA

About the editors

Christoph Guger has been active in brain-computer interface development for more than 15 years and involved in international research projects. His company g.tec medical engineering GmbH is an important supplier of this technology on the international market.

Brendan Allison developed many different types of brain-computer interfaces in his carrier and lately worked on hybrid BCIs. He did pioneering work with the P300 speller and motor imagery based systems.

Gernot Müller-Putz is leading the brain-computer interface group of the University of Technology in Graz which is one of the pioneering and most active groups worldwide.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Brain-Computer Interface Research
  • Book Subtitle A State-of-the-Art Summary 4
  • Editors Christoph Guger
    Gernot Müller-Putz
    Brendan Allison
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Electrical
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-25188-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-25190-5
  • Series ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-8120
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 133
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
  • Topics User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
    Computational Intelligence
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