School of Computing
Brain-computer interfaces: Barrier between mind and IT is disappearing – Prof Tomás Ward talks to The Irish Times
In the article, Ward says, “By cognition we mean aspects of thinking relating to paying attention, staying focused – and concentration,” he says. “Our [study] participants interact in virtual worlds and we are seeking to monitor how they pay attention and engage in these worlds.”
The use of BCIs to monitor and improve measures of “mental fitness” is similar to how many of us seek to improve our physical fitness by wearing fitness trackers that provide feedback data on the number of steps taken, and calories that were burned according to Ward.
You can read the full article here.