Demo: Earable - An ear-worn biosignal sensing platform for cognitive state monitoring and human-computer interaction

Nhat Pham, Taeho Kim, Frederick M. Thayer, Anh Nguyen, Tam Vu

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Abstract

Cognitive state monitoring is crucial for neurological disorders such as epilepsy, narcolepsy, insomnia, and many other human health concerns. The capability to continuously monitor an individual wearing the device and accurately provide early warnings of seizures or narcolepsy sleep attacks would be game-changing for these disorders. Beyond human health, complete hand-free/voice-free human-computer interaction is desirable for privacy-sensitive use cases or people with disabilities. To achieve this goal, we propose Earable, an ear-worn biosensing platform for cognitive state quantification and human-computer interaction. Earable can capture biosignal including brain waves activities, eyes movements, and facial muscle contractions from the back of the ears. Its form factor is convenient to use in everyday life. In this demo, we show two use cases for our Earable platform. First, as an example of cognitive state monitoring, our system plays relaxing music and dims the light when the user is trying to relax or sleep by detecting alpha and beta waves generated by the brain. Second, as an example of human-computer interaction, our system controls a drone with eye movements and facial muscle activity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobiSys 2019 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages685-686
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366618
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2019
Event17th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, MobiSys 2019 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 17 2019Jun 21 2019

Publication series

NameMobiSys 2019 - Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services

Conference

Conference17th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, MobiSys 2019
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period06/17/1906/21/19

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