Event Abstract

Basics of creating a mobile operator position concept by using brain-computer interface

  • 1 Federal Research Centre Coal and Coal Chemistry (RAS), Russia

Human interaction with complex technical systems is a topical research subject in different frontier sciences. A man becomes an element of control systems and concentrates a significant part of responsible decision during dispatching work. Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) as peripheral electroencephalographic (EEG) devices become popular in the last decade. As a result brain potentials detection successfully solves application tasks in bionic prosthetics, opens new horizons in gaming industry and so forth. Furthermore, BCI EEG peripheral devices in combining with heart and breathing rate, arterial tension, flicker fusion frequency and other parameters has more development prospects in application sciences. This allows to create research complexes for monitoring neurophysiological, physiological and psychological functional state of operators and use results when performing work that requires increased attention, concentration and qualitative analysis of incoming information. Also, to apply BCI devices as part of an external control system that may be used to dispatching purposes. However, this poses the question of ergonomics for daily use. Description of the mobile operator position concept [1] and project research objectives related to registration mental parameters presents. Research is interdisciplinary and meant to help project team to research scientific foundations for creation of mobile operator position based on the combination of BCI and augmented reality technologies [2], for automation of the technological process control system for underground mining of mineral deposits. The study helps team psychologists to research correlation of neurophysiology with physiological and psychological aspects of human body and interpret them. For IT and automation assistants – to research real mental control capabilities of complex technical system. For engineers – to create prototype of robotic equipment to increase effectiveness and reduce human riscs [3]. In general, the study aimed at transferring the fundamental methods of noninvasive evaluation brain neural activity in applied research when creating advanced engineering control systems.


The reported study is funding by RFBR according to the research project № 18-37-00356.


[1] Kizilov S. A., Nikitenko M. S. and Neogi B. Concept of mobile operator position based on neurocomputer interface and augmented reality. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Volume 354 (2018), conference 1. С. 012016. doi:10.1088/1757-899X/354/1/012016 [2] Belyi A. M. and Nikitenko M. S. Technology of augmented reality applications in dispatching control of industry processes and mining. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 206 (2018) C. 012044. doi :10.1088/1755-1315/206/1/012044 [3] Nikitenko M.S., Malakhov Yu.V., Neogi B., Chakraborty P. and Banerjee D. Robotic complex for the development of thick steeply-inclined coal seams and ore deposits. IOP conference series: Earth and environmental science. 84 (2017) С. 012002. doi :10.1088/1755-1315/84/1/012002

Keywords: brain neural activity, brain-computer interface (BCI), Dispatching, Functional state evaluation, Automatic control system (ACS)

Conference: XVI Meeting of the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience (SPN2019), Lisboa, Portugal, 30 May - 1 Jun, 2019.

Presentation Type: Poster presentation

Topic: Neurodevelopment / Regeneration

Citation: Nikitenko MS (2019). Basics of creating a mobile operator position concept by using brain-computer interface. Front. Cell. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: XVI Meeting of the Portuguese Society for Neuroscience (SPN2019). doi: 10.3389/conf.fncel.2019.01.00053

Copyright: The abstracts in this collection have not been subject to any Frontiers peer review or checks, and are not endorsed by Frontiers. They are made available through the Frontiers publishing platform as a service to conference organizers and presenters.

The copyright in the individual abstracts is owned by the author of each abstract or his/her employer unless otherwise stated.

Each abstract, as well as the collection of abstracts, are published under a Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 (attribution) licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) and may thus be reproduced, translated, adapted and be the subject of derivative works provided the authors and Frontiers are attributed.

For Frontiers’ terms and conditions please see https://www.frontiersin.org/legal/terms-and-conditions.

Received: 16 Apr 2019; Published Online: 27 Sep 2019.

* Correspondence: Mr. Mikhail S Nikitenko, Federal Research Centre Coal and Coal Chemistry (RAS), Kemerovo, Russia, ltd.mseng@gmail.com

© 2007 - 2019 Frontiers Media S.A. All Rights Reserved