Electro-oculogram control signal system for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis constructed by using labview technology

Chih Ching Chen, Shiuan Shu Wu, Der-fa Chen, Jong-Bi Wei

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

As the science and technology develop rapidly in recent years, the use of different special aids tends towards convenient and human-based control; however, it is very difficult for physically and mentally handicapped people (e.g., patients of motion neuron disease, which is the patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or those with serious body disturbance such as vertebral injury to communicate with others or to control peripheral equipments on their own. Especially, when their families have gone out, and they are looked after by nobody, they lose self-supporting ability. This study used electrooculography to capture eye movement symbols; the weak potential difference in the skin around the eye is measured by using electrode pads, so as to know the direction of eye movement. The captured physiological signals are processed by external hardware preliminarily, and then sent to the computer for analysis and identification by using LabVIEW. The man-machine interface is used for communication or the signals are transferred to the external control circuit for relevant control of equipments. This study proposed a low price eye-controlled system, hoping this system can enhance the independence of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, reduce their frequent dependence on others' help, and bring a more convenient, comfortable and dignified life to patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2691-2698
Number of pages8
JournalICIC Express Letters
Volume5
Issue number8 A
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 1

Fingerprint

Signal systems
Eye movements
Electrooculography
Computer hardware
Neurons
Skin
Electrodes
Networks (circuits)
Communication

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

@article{a2d16e97cf3440e6abbf78b31bcf4446,
title = "Electro-oculogram control signal system for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis constructed by using labview technology",
abstract = "As the science and technology develop rapidly in recent years, the use of different special aids tends towards convenient and human-based control; however, it is very difficult for physically and mentally handicapped people (e.g., patients of motion neuron disease, which is the patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or those with serious body disturbance such as vertebral injury to communicate with others or to control peripheral equipments on their own. Especially, when their families have gone out, and they are looked after by nobody, they lose self-supporting ability. This study used electrooculography to capture eye movement symbols; the weak potential difference in the skin around the eye is measured by using electrode pads, so as to know the direction of eye movement. The captured physiological signals are processed by external hardware preliminarily, and then sent to the computer for analysis and identification by using LabVIEW. The man-machine interface is used for communication or the signals are transferred to the external control circuit for relevant control of equipments. This study proposed a low price eye-controlled system, hoping this system can enhance the independence of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, reduce their frequent dependence on others' help, and bring a more convenient, comfortable and dignified life to patients.",
author = "Chen, {Chih Ching} and Wu, {Shiuan Shu} and Der-fa Chen and Jong-Bi Wei",
year = "2011",
month = "8",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "5",
pages = "2691--2698",
journal = "ICIC Express Letters",
issn = "1881-803X",
publisher = "ICIC Express Letters Office",
number = "8 A",

}

Electro-oculogram control signal system for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis constructed by using labview technology. / Chen, Chih Ching; Wu, Shiuan Shu; Chen, Der-fa; Wei, Jong-Bi.

In: ICIC Express Letters, Vol. 5, No. 8 A, 01.08.2011, p. 2691-2698.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Electro-oculogram control signal system for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis constructed by using labview technology

AU - Chen, Chih Ching

AU - Wu, Shiuan Shu

AU - Chen, Der-fa

AU - Wei, Jong-Bi

PY - 2011/8/1

Y1 - 2011/8/1

N2 - As the science and technology develop rapidly in recent years, the use of different special aids tends towards convenient and human-based control; however, it is very difficult for physically and mentally handicapped people (e.g., patients of motion neuron disease, which is the patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or those with serious body disturbance such as vertebral injury to communicate with others or to control peripheral equipments on their own. Especially, when their families have gone out, and they are looked after by nobody, they lose self-supporting ability. This study used electrooculography to capture eye movement symbols; the weak potential difference in the skin around the eye is measured by using electrode pads, so as to know the direction of eye movement. The captured physiological signals are processed by external hardware preliminarily, and then sent to the computer for analysis and identification by using LabVIEW. The man-machine interface is used for communication or the signals are transferred to the external control circuit for relevant control of equipments. This study proposed a low price eye-controlled system, hoping this system can enhance the independence of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, reduce their frequent dependence on others' help, and bring a more convenient, comfortable and dignified life to patients.

AB - As the science and technology develop rapidly in recent years, the use of different special aids tends towards convenient and human-based control; however, it is very difficult for physically and mentally handicapped people (e.g., patients of motion neuron disease, which is the patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) or those with serious body disturbance such as vertebral injury to communicate with others or to control peripheral equipments on their own. Especially, when their families have gone out, and they are looked after by nobody, they lose self-supporting ability. This study used electrooculography to capture eye movement symbols; the weak potential difference in the skin around the eye is measured by using electrode pads, so as to know the direction of eye movement. The captured physiological signals are processed by external hardware preliminarily, and then sent to the computer for analysis and identification by using LabVIEW. The man-machine interface is used for communication or the signals are transferred to the external control circuit for relevant control of equipments. This study proposed a low price eye-controlled system, hoping this system can enhance the independence of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, reduce their frequent dependence on others' help, and bring a more convenient, comfortable and dignified life to patients.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79960831122&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79960831122&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:79960831122

VL - 5

SP - 2691

EP - 2698

JO - ICIC Express Letters

JF - ICIC Express Letters

SN - 1881-803X

IS - 8 A

ER -