Round Table: Brain-Computer Interfaces: A New Direction in Human-Computer Interaction and Business Applications
Adriane B. Randolph
Executive Director of the BrainLab
D.B.A. Discipline Coordinator for IS
Associate Professor of Information Systems
Kennesaw State University
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Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) provide non-traditional assistance for controlling computers using neural input. They provide users with capabilities for communication and control of environmental, navigational, and prosthetic devices. Research in the field of BCIs spans several disciplines including computer science, various areas of engineering, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and information systems, all working to discover the most appropriate alternatives for users with severe motor disabilities and breakthrough devices for use by able-bodied individuals. Brain-computer interface researchers incorporate brain imaging and signal acquisition techniques long-used in clinical and medical settings to explore the use of BCIs in real-world settings. Most applications target disabled users who are cognitively intact but have such severely limited mobility that system input through physical movement (using a keyboard, mouse, joystick, switches, or eye-gaze devices) is infeasible. This talk provides a basis for understanding BCIs and overlapping concepts with the field of human-computer interaction through exemplar work at the Kennesaw State University BrainLab.
Dr. Adriane B. Randolph is the founder and executive director of the BrainLab and an Associate Professor of Information Systems in the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University (KSU). She received a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Department of Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University and a B.S. in Systems Engineering with Distinction from the University of Virginia. Dr. Randolph’s research focuses on brain-computer interface systems which allow for non-muscularly controlled assistive technologies and understanding of varying human mental states. She has published several refereed papers and book chapters including manuscripts in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction and the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing. Dr. Randolph has been featured as a speaker for TEDxPeachtree and TEDxCentennialParkWomen, by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of “40 Under 40” Young Professionals on the Rise, as a person who is “transforming the world” in Entrepreneur Magazine, and was invited to be an original Google Glass Explorer.
Links for TEDx Talks
TEDxCentennialParkWomen 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg8yKgX3rk8
TEDxPeachtree 2011 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5QBCdH_sqU