December 2007
Volume 7, Issue 15
OSA Fall Vision Meeting Abstract  |   December 2007
A Real-time Brain Computer Interface for 3-D Flight Simulation
Author Affiliations
  • Wilbert McClay
    Lawrence Livermore National Labs
  • Andy Haas
Journal of Vision December 2007, Vol.7, 41. doi:
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      Wilbert McClay, Andy Haas; A Real-time Brain Computer Interface for 3-D Flight Simulation. Journal of Vision 2007;7(15):41.

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A Brain Computer Interface (BCI) for interactive 3-D flight simulation is presented. The BCI uses Bayesian factor analysis algorithms to distinguish thought actions based on electro encephalography (EEG) or magneto encephalography (MEG) brain signals. Data has been collected from 5 subjects yielding 90% positive performance in MEG mid and post-movement activity. A BCI software driver translates real-time MEG thought patterns into left or right actions. This driver has been applied to flight simulation software enabling the user to fly left or right simply by thinking in the chosen direction. The BCI driver can be linked to any software, replacing the keyboard or mouse with inputs derived from a user's thought.

McClay, W. Haas, A. (2007). A Real-time Brain Computer Interface for 3-D Flight Simulation [Abstract]. Journal of Vision, 7(15):41, 41a,, doi:10.1167/7.15.41. [CrossRef]

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