A real-time brainwave based neuro-feedback system for cognitive enhancement

Reza Abiri, Joseph McBride, Xiaopeng Zhao, Yang Jiang

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Brain Computer Interface (BCI) provides a pathway to connect the brain to external devices. Neuro-rehabilitation provides advanced means to assist people with movement disorders such as post-stroke patients and those with lost limbs. While much progress has been made in neuro-rehabilitation as assistive devices, few studies had examined mental rehabilitation assisted by BCI such as memory training using neuroenhancement. It should be noted that many patients with physical disabilities also suffer cognitive difficulties. On the other hand, cognitive decline can also be the result of normal aging without brain injury nor diseases. Here, we propose a novel real-time brainwave BCI platform for enhancing human cognitive by designing and employing a personalized neuro-feedback robot. Short-term memory and attention are among the most important cognitive abilities which manifest in many mental diseases. A social robot is integrated into the BCI system to provide feedback based on individual's brainwaves and memory performance. As a simple scenario of memory task, real-time EEG signals will be monitored during a visual object memory task. Our novel neurofeedback system has great potential as a neuro-enhancing device for cognitive rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdaptive and Intelligent Systems Control; Advances in Control Design Methods; Advances in Non-Linear and Optimal Control; Advances in Robotics; Advances in Wind Energy Systems; Aerospace Applications; Aerospace Power Optimization; Assistive Robotics; Automotive 2
Subtitle of host publicationHybrid Electric Vehicles; Automotive 3: Internal Combustion Engines; Automotive Engine Control; Battery Management; Bio Engineering Applications; Biomed and Neural Systems; Connected Vehicles; Control of Robotic Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780791857243
StatePublished - 2015
EventASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2015 - Columbus, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2015Oct 30 2015

Publication series

NameASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2015


ConferenceASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, DSCC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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