CAREER: Signal Models, Channel Capacity, and Information Rate for Noninvasive Brain Interfaces
The research goal is to empower people with severe speech and physical impairments so they can live their lives to the fullest extent independently and productively. To do so, this project will exploit and advance emerging brain computer interface (BCI) technology by rigorously developing macro-level dynamic models for the visual evoked potentials (VEP) in the brain measured by electroencephalography (EEG) in the context of BCI design. The models will enable a communication channel interpretation of the BCI and will allow analysis and design breakthroughs stemming from the application of information theory and digital communication concepts.
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