BCWB: A p300 brain-controlled web browser

Sofien Gannouni, Nourah Alangari, Hassan Mathkour, Hatim Aboalsamh, Kais Belwafi

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    Web access and web resources open many horizons, their usage increases in all life aspects including government, education, commerce and entertainment, where the key to such resources lies in Web browsers. Acknowledging the importance of universal accessibility to web resources, the W3C has developed a series of guidelines into a Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), with the goal of providing access to web resources for people with disabilities. In order to bridge the gap in the digital divide between the disabled and the non-disabled people, the authors believe that the development of novel assistive technologies using new human-computer interfaces will go a long way towards achieving this lofty goal. In this paper, they present a P300 Electroencephalography Brain-controlled Web browser to enhance the accessibility of people with severe motor disabilities to Web resources. It enhances their interaction with the Web taking their needs into account. The proposed Web browser satisfies the Mankoff's requirements of a system that would "allow true web access."

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)55-73
    Number of pages19
    JournalInternational Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 1 Apr 2017


    • Brain-Computer Interface
    • Ensemble Classifiers
    • Mankoff's Criteria
    • N-Class Classification
    • P300
    • SVM
    • True Web Access
    • Web Accessibility


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