%0 Conference Proceedings
%T A Deep Learning Approach for Classification of Reaching Targets from EEG Images
%D 2017
%8 Oct. 17-20, 2017
%A Carvalho, Schubert R,
%@affiliation Instituto Tecnológico Vale
%E Torchelsen, Rafael Piccin,
%E Nascimento, Erickson Rangel do,
%E Panozzo, Daniele,
%E Liu, Zicheng,
%E Farias, Mylène,
%E Viera, Thales,
%E Sacht, Leonardo,
%E Ferreira, Nivan,
%E Comba, João Luiz Dihl,
%E Hirata, Nina,
%E Schiavon Porto, Marcelo,
%E Vital, Creto,
%E Pagot, Christian Azambuja,
%E Petronetto, Fabiano,
%E Clua, Esteban,
%E Cardeal, Flávio,
%B Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images, 30 (SIBGRAPI)
%C Niterói, RJ
%S Proceedings
%I IEEE Computer Society
%J Los Alamitos
%K Deep Learning, EEG, BCI, Reaching Targets.
%X In this paper, we propose a new approach for the classification of reaching targets before movement onset, during visually-guided reaching in 3D space. Our approach combines the discriminant power of two-dimensional Electroencephalography (EEG) signals (i.e., EEG images) built from short epochs, with the feature extraction and classification capabilities of deep learning (DL) techniques, such as the Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN). In this work, reaching motions are performed into four directions: left, right, up and down. To allow more natural reaching movements, we explore the use of Virtual Reality (VR) to build an experimental setup that allows the subject to perform self-paced reaching in 3D space while standing. Our results reported an increase both in classification performance and early detection in the majority of our experiments. To our knowledge this is the first time that EEG images and CNN are combined for the classification of reaching targets before movement onset.
%@language en
%3 PID4959895.pdf