Software Platform for Rapid Prototyping of NIRS Brain Computer Interfacing Techniques
Matthews, Fiachra and Soraghan , Christopher and Ward, Tomas and Markham, Charles and Pearlmutter, Barak (2008) Software Platform for Rapid Prototyping of NIRS Brain Computer Interfacing Techniques. In: Proceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 20-24 August 2008, Vancouver, Canada.
This paper describes the control system of a nextgeneration optical brain-computer interface (BCI). Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) as a BCI modality is a relatively new concept, and research has only begun to explore approaches for its implementation. It is necessary to have a system by which it is possible to investigate the signal processing and classification techniques available in the BCI community. Most importantly, these techniques must be easily testable in real-time applications. The system we describe was built using LABVIEW, a graphical programming language designed for interaction with National Instruments hardware. This platform allows complete configurability from hardware control and regulation, testing and filtering in a graphical interface environment.
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