Future BNCI

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g.tec acts as an advisor.
"Future BNCI is a project devoted to helping BCI research and the BCI research community."


"Future BNCI is a project devoted to helping BCI research and the BCI research community. We are also exploring future directions with BCIs and a newly emerging class of systems called BNCIs. These terms, and basic information about BCIs and BNCIs, can be found under the "about BCIs" tab. This material, like most material on this page, is aimed at non-experts. That is, you do not need an advanced degree or any specialized knowledge to understand most of the material on this page."

"Future BNCI is a two year project that began in Jan 2010. Our project is responsible for producing completed accomplishments (called deliverables) at specific times. For example, we are responsible for providing information for the BCI community and other groups about our project, other projects, and BCI and BNCI research in general. We have been doing this "dissemination" through various methods, such as this website and professional talks and posters at scientific conferences. Later, we intend to produce a conference, six reports from that conference, various papers in peer-reviewed journals and books, three one-day special sessions along with established conferences, and one entire book with Springer Publishing. We are also responsible for helping to explore the best future research opportunities in different aspects of BCI research, such as which signals and sensors are most promising, which groups of users are most likely in the near future, and which interfaces are best. We will develop roadmaps and try to identify obstacles and opportunities for collaboration. More details can be found under the "Accomplishments" section under "Our Project." "

"We hope to encourage interaction among different groups with different backgrounds. This research field requires different disciplines. In fact, the most heavily cited research paper abotu BCIs, written by Jon Wolpaw and colleagues in 2002, says: "Future progress will depend on: recognition that BCI research and development is an interdisciplinary problem, involving neurobiology, psychology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science; ...." Future BNCI will also encourage collaboration across different research projects and across different sectors (such as academic, commercial, medical, and nonprofit). Our project is funded through the European Commission, and thus through tax money. Our project (including this website) does not accept donations, stipends, or advertising. Click on other sections of this "Our Project" tab to learn more about our project, our team, our work so far, or other matters."

This text was copied from the Future BNCI website, with permission from the author, Dr. Allison.