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Serves as an introduction to the field of brain-computer interfacing
Provides insights in the different perspectives of BCI researchers, developers and users
Summarizes ethical, social and legal implications of BCIs
This volume summarizes the ethical, social and cultural contexts of interfacing brains and computers. It is intended for the interdisciplinary community of BCI stakeholders. Insofar, engineers, neuroscientists, psychologists, physicians, care-givers and also users and their relatives are concerned. For about the last twenty years brain-computer-interfaces (BCIs) have been investigated with increasing intensity and have in principle shown their potential to be useful tools in diagnostics, rehabilitation and assistive technology. The central promise of BCI technology is enabling severely impaired people in mobility, grasping, communication, and entertainment. Successful applications are for instance communication devices enabling locked-in patients in staying in contact with their environment, or prostheses enabling paralysed people in reaching and grasping. In addition to this, it serves as an introduction to the whole field of BCI for any interested reader.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »BCI researchers - BCI stakeholders - BCI technology - assistive technology - body computer interfacing - brain computer - brain-computer interfacing - brain-computer-interfaces - computer ethics - ethical aspects BCI - ethics and computing - field of BCI - instance communication devices - legal aspects BCI - minds and computers - social aspects BCI