Alternative HMI using EMG and fNIRS

What’s it about?

Human-computer interaction can take place via mouse, keyboard and gesture control. Progress in the fields of neuroscience, medicine and bio-informatics is leading to the testing of alternative interfaces for controlling computers for patients with limited motor functions.

The socio-informatics research professor at THWS pursues two innovative approaches: control by muscle contraction (EMG) and the recording of brain activity using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).

At THWS, human-computer interfaces are developed and tested how they are to be evaluated with regard to usability and potential for mobile applications in the consumer sector.

The video shows the experimental setup and a demonstration.



Who’s involved?

Maximilian Kraus, 3rd semester of the Information Systems Master’s

Supervised by: Prof. Dr. Nicholas Müller