By Topic

Information transfer rate in a five-classes brain-computer interface

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Obermaier, B. ; Ludwig Boltzmann Inst. of Med. Inf., Graz Univ. of Technol., Austria ; Neuper, C. ; Guger, C. ; Pfurtscheller, G.

The information transfer rate, given in bits per trial, is used as an evaluation measurement in a brain-computer interface (BCI). Three subjects performed four motor-imagery (left hand, right hand, foot, and tongue) and one mental-calculation task. Classification of the EEG patterns is based on band power estimates and hidden Markov models. We propose a method that combines the EEG patterns based on separability into subsets of two, three, four, and five mental tasks. The information transfer rates of the BCI systems comprised of these subsets are reported. The achieved information transfer rates vary from 0.42 to 0.81 bits per trial and reveal that the upper limit of different mental tasks for a BCI system is three. In each subject, different combinations of three tasks resulted in the best performance.

Published in:

Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 3 )