BCI Software

Peter Brunner, Gerwin Schalk

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In this chapter, we highlight relevant characteristics of BCI software, discuss the importance of these characteristics in different contexts of BCI research, and document the important impact of BCI software on productivity. The central purpose of BCI software isto facilitate implementation, verification, and dissemination of a wide range of BCI approaches. To do this, BCI software needs to satisfy complex technical demands across a wide array of scientific, clinical, and commercial investigations. BCI software can be implementedeither from scratch, using low-or high-level programming environments and toolboxes, or on top of preexisting BCI software platforms. We assign contemporary BCI software into thesecategories and investigate their impact on the field of BCI research. Our results demonstratethat only BCI2000 and OpenViBE have enjoyed sustained development and widespread dissemination and have had a strong impact on productivity of the whole field of BCI research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrain-Computer Interfaces Handbook
Subtitle of host publicationTechnological and Theoretical Advances
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781351231947
ISBN (Print)9780367375454
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018


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