“NeuroFloat: real-time state-sensitive brain spaces” by Barnes, Song, Lee, Gromala and Shaw

  • ©Steven J. Barnes, Meehae Song, Kyung Jae Lee, and Diane Gromala




    NeuroFloat: real-time state-sensitive brain spaces



    We present a novel interactive system that uses electroencephalographic (EEG) signals obtained from the user as a primary input for navigation through an immersive real-time 3-D visualization of various regions of the human brain. This “NeuroFloat” system is delivered via a head-mounted display (HMD). Our primary goal in developing NeuroFloat was to create a system where the brain-computer interface (BCI) was intrinsically related to the virtual-reality (VR) environment that it interfaced with. Accordingly, at this early stage in the development of NeuroFloat, we chose to develop multiple VR environments that collectively represent a tour through the early stages of the user’s own visual system.


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