Following the four week workshop eNTERFACE’09 in Genova in 2009, two articles on gaming with the brain have been published. They are based on the game Bacteria Hunt that combines Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology with traditional (keyboard) input in an action game setting. Experiments with the game inquire the possibility of affecting the game world and its rules by measuring spontaneus brain activity (alpha-power) and stimulus induced activity (SSVEP) via EEG.
The game and the experiments have been created by a group of scientists from University of Twente (Human Media Interaction), TNO and other institutions, with participation of Lasse Scherffig of Paidia Institute.
Bacteria Hunt: Evaluating multi-paradigm BCI interaction
Christian Mühl, Hayrettin Gürkök, Danny Plass-Oude Bos, Marieke E. Thurlings, Lasse Scherffig, Matthieu Duvinage, Alexandra A. Elbakyan, SungWook Kang, Mannes Poel, Dirk Heylen, in: Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, Volume 3, 2010
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Bacteria Hunt: A multimodal, multiparadigm BCI game
Christian Mühl, Hayrettin Gürkök, Danny Plass-Oude Bos, Marieke E. Thurlings, Lasse Scherffig, Matthieu Duvinage, Alexandra A. Elbakyan, SungWook Kang, Mannes Poel, Dirk Heylen, in: Proceedings of the 5th International Summer Workshop on Multimodal Interfaces (eNTERFACE’09), A. Camurri, M. Mancini and G. Volpe (Eds.), DIST-University of Genova, Genova, 41-61, ISBN 13-978-88-901344-7-0, 2010
PDF (full proceedings, 8.4 MB)
There also is a Bacteria Hunt research poster (by Hayrettin Gürkök of HMI).