A Usability Study of a Brain-Computer Interface Apparatus: An Ergonomic Approach

  • Rafaela Q. BarrosEmail author
  • Gabriele Santos
  • Caroline Ribeiro
  • Rebeca Torres
  • Manuella Q. Barros
  • Marcelo M. Soares
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9186)


Several studies are being conducted on understanding users’ behavior when using the product to analyze if the behavior that users claim to have or to demonstrate is similar to what they are actually doing at the time of the survey. Against this background, this study sets out to examine the usability of the Emotiv EPOC apparatus using heuristic analysis to detect possible problems involved in the interaction between the product and individual users.


Electroencephalogram Neuro-ergonomics Neuroscience 



The authors thanks to the CNPQ – National Council for the Development of Science and Technology, Brazil – for sponsoring their research at Federal University of Pernambuco, from which this article is extracted and Marcelo Soares for his valuable supervision.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafaela Q. Barros
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gabriele Santos
    • 1
  • Caroline Ribeiro
    • 1
  • Rebeca Torres
    • 1
  • Manuella Q. Barros
    • 1
  • Marcelo M. Soares
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DesignFederal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil

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