Real Time Electro-Oculogram Driven Rehabilitation Aid

  • Anwesha Banerjee
  • Pratyusha Das
  • Shounak Datta
  • Amit Konar
  • R. Janarthanan
  • D. N. Tibarewala
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 174)


Human computer interfacing technology based rehabilitation aids have shown a new horizon towards intelligent systems to improve the quality of life of physically challenged people. Research is going on to utilize biosignals to interface the movement based signals with machines. Electro-oculogram is the signal to detect eye ball movements and can be used to control mobility aids. Electro-oculogram is the potential difference around the eyes due to movement of the eye balls in different directions. In this study an acquisition system for electro-oculogram is designed to collect the desired signal with low noise and then signal processing is done for control application. The contribution of this paper lies in the development of two new strategies to use electrooculographic signal based control of motors in real time.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Braincomputer Interface System Human Computer Interface Real Time Control Strategy Amplifier Output Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anwesha Banerjee
    • 1
  • Pratyusha Das
    • 2
  • Shounak Datta
    • 1
  • Amit Konar
    • 1
  • R. Janarthanan
    • 3
  • D. N. Tibarewala
    • 1
  1. 1.Jadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Engineering & ManagementKolkataIndia
  3. 3.Jaya College of EngineeringChennaiIndia

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