Biomechanical Signals Human-Computer Interface for Severe Motor Disabilities


A system that allows computer interaction by disabled people with very low mobility and who cannot use the standard procedure based on keyboard and mouse is presented. The development device uses the patient’s voluntary biomechanical signals, specifically, winkswhich constitute an ability that generally remains in this kind of patients—, as interface to control the computer. A prototype based on robust and low-cost elements has been built and its performance has been validated through real trials by 16 users without previous training. The system can be optimized after a learning period in order to be adapted to every user. Also, good results were obtained in a subjective satisfaction survey that was completed by the users after carrying out the test trials.

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A. Carrera, A. Alonso, R. de la Rosa and J. Aguiar, "Biomechanical Signals Human-Computer Interface for Severe Motor Disabilities," E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2013, pp. 65-71. doi: 10.4236/etsn.2013.24009.

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