Technical Publications

Journal Articles

Xin Yi, Mehrdad Fatourechi, Rebab K. Ward, Gary E. Birch, “Automatic Artefact Removal in A Self-Paced Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface System,” Journal of Neural Engineering, accepted for publication February 2012.

X. Yong, M. Fatourechi, R.K. Ward, and G. Birch, “The Design of a Point-and-Click System by Integrating a Self-Paced Brain-Computer Interface with an Eye-Tracker,” IEEE JETCAS Special Issue on Brain Machine Interface, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 590-602, December 2011.

Farhad Faradji, Rabab K. Ward, and Gary E. Birch, “Toward Development of a Two-State Brain–Computer Interface Based on Mental Tasks,” Journal of Neural Engineering, vol. 8, no. 4, 046014 (9pp), June 2011.

Noureddin, B., Lawrence, P.D., and Birch, G.E., “Online Removal of Eye Movement and Blink EEG Artifacts Using a High Speed Eye Tracker,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., Jan.2011.

Borisoff, J, Elliott, S, Hocaloski, S, and Birch, GE. “The Development of a Sensory Substitution System for the Sexual Rehabilitation of Men with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury,” Journal of Sexual Medicine. 2010 Aug No. 30. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01997.x

Faradji, F. Ward, R.K., and Birch, G.E., “Plausibility Assessment of a 2-State Self-Paced Mental Task-Based BCI Using the No-Control Performance Analysis,” Journal of Neuroscience Methods, vol. 180, no. 2, pp. 330–339, June 2009.

Ripat, J, Watzke, J, and Birch, G, “Development of the Public Information and Communication Technology Assessment Tool,” Disability and Rehabilitation, 2008 Sep; 3(5):253-9.

Fatourechi M, Ward RK and Birch GE, “Performance of a Self-Paced Brain Computer Interface on Data Contaminated with Eye-Movement Artifacts and on Data Recorded in a Subsequent Session,” Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, vol. 2008, Article ID 749204, 13 pages, 2008. 

Fatourechi M, Ward RK and Birch GE “A self-paced brain interface system with a low false positive rate,” J. Neural Eng, vol. 5, pp. 9-23, 2008.

Bashashati A., Ward, RK and Birch GE, “Towards development of a 3-state self-paced brain computer interface,” Comp. Intel. Neuro. vol 2007, 8 pages, 2007.

Stienstra D, Watzke J, and Birch GE, “A Three-Way Dance: The Global Public Good and Accessibility in Information Technologies,” The Information Society, An International Journal. vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 149-158, 2007.

Neufeldt AH, Watzke J, Birch GE, and Buchner D, “Engaging the business/Industrial Sector in Accessibility Research: Lessons in Bridge Building,” The Information Society, An International Journal, vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 169-181, 2007.

Bashashati A, Fatourechi M, Ward RK and Birch GE, “A survey of signal processing algorithms in brain-computer interfaces based on electrical brain signals,”  J. Neural Eng., vol. 4, pp. R32-57, 2007.

Bashashati A, Mason SG, Borisoff JF, Ward RK and Birch GE, “A comparative study on generating training-data for self-paced brain interfaces,”  IEEE Trans. Neural Syst. Rehabil. Eng., vol. 15, pp. 59-66, 2007.

Fatourechi M, Bashashati A, Ward RK and Birch GE, “EMG and EOG artifacts in brain computer interface systems: A survey (invited),” Clin. Neurophysiol., vol. 118, pp. 480-494, 2007.

Fatourechi, M, Birch GE and Ward RK, “Application of a hybrid wavelet feature selection method in the design of a self-paced brain interface system,” J. Neuroengineering Rehabil., vol. 4, pp. 11, 2007.

Fatourechi M, Birch GE and Ward RK, “A self-paced brain interface system that uses movement related potentials and changes in the power of brain rhythms,” J. Comput. Neurosci., vol. 23, pp. 21-37, 2007.

Bashashati A, Noureddin B, Ward RK, Lawrence P and Birch GE, “Effect of eye-blinks on a self-paced brain interface design,” Clin. Neurophysiol., vol. 118, pp. 1639-1647, 2007.

Mason SG, Bashashati A, Fatourechi M, Navarro KF and Birch GE, “A comprehensive survey of brain interface technology designs,” Ann. Biomed. Eng., vol. 35, pp. 137-169, 2007.

Moore Jackson, MM, Mason SG and Birch GE, “Analyzing trends in brain interface technology: a method to compare studies,” Annals Biomed Eng., vol. 34, pp. 859-876, 2006.

Bashashati A, Fatourechi M, Ward RK and Birch GE, “User customization of the feature generator of an asynchronous brain interface,” Ann. Biomed. Eng., vol. 34, pp. 1051-1060, 2006.

Bashashati A, Mason SG, Ward RK and Birch GE, “An Improved Asynchronous Brain Interface: Making Use of the Temporal History of the LF-ASD Feature Vectors,” J. Neural Eng, vol. 3, pp. 87-94, 2006.

Borisoff JF, Mason SG and Birch GE, “Brain interface research for asynchronous control applications,” IEEE Trans. Neural Syst. Rehabil. Eng., vol. 14, pp. 160-164, 2006.

Bashashati A, Noureddin B, Ward RK, Lawrence PD and Birch GE, “An experimental study to investigate the effects of a motion tracking electromagnetic sensor during EEG data acquisition,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 53, pp. 559-563, 2006.

Borisoff JF, McPhail LT, Saunder JT, Birch GE and Ramer MS, “Detection and classification of sensory information from acute spinal cord recordings,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 53, pp. 1715-1719, 2006.

Fatourechi M, Bashashati A, Birch GE and Ward RK, “Automatic user customization for improving the performance of a self-paced brain interface system,” Med. Biol. Eng. Comput., vol. 44, pp. 1093-1104, 2006.

Mason SG, Jackson MM and Birch GE, “A general framework for characterizing studies of brain interface technology,” Ann. Biomed. Eng., vol. 33, pp. 1653-1670, 2005.

Schalkt, G., Birch, G., Binachi, L., Guger, C., Melinger, J., Scherer, R., Schmidt, R.N., Suarez, O.Y., and Cincotti, F., “BCI Meeting 2005 – Workshop on Technology: Hardware and Software,” IEEE Trans. Neural Sys. and Rehab. Engineering.  15(2): pp. 128-138.

Borisoff JF, Mason SG, Bashashati A, and Birch GE, “Brain-computer interface design for asynchronous control applications: improvements to the LF-ASD asynchronous brain switch,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 51, pp. 985-992, 2004.

Mason SG, Bohringer R, Borisoff JF and Birch GE, “Real-time control of a video game with a direct brain-computer interface,” Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 21, pp. 404-408, 2004.

Muller KR, Anderson CW and Birch GE, “Linear and nonlinear methods for brain-computer interfaces,”
IEEE Trans. Neural Syst. Rehabil. Eng., vol. 11, pp. 165-169, 2003.

Birch GE, Mason SG and J. F. Borisoff, “Current trends in brain-computer interface research at the Neil Squire Foundation,” IEEE Trans. Neural Syst. Rehabil. Eng., vol. 11, pp. 123-126, 2003.

Mason SG and Birch GE, “A general framework for brain-computer interface design,” IEEE Trans. Neural Syst. Rehabil. Eng., vol. 11, pp. 70-85, 2003.

Birch GE, Z. Bozorgzadeh and Mason SG, “Initial on-line evaluations of the LF-ASD brain-computer interface with able-bodied and spinal-cord subjects using imagined voluntary motor potentials,”  IEEE Trans Neural Sys Reh Eng, vol. 10, pp. 219-224, 2002.

Birch GE and Mason SG, “Brain-computer interface research at the Neil Squire Foundation,” IEEE Trans. Rehabil. Eng., vol. 8, pp. 193-195, 2000.

Mason SG and Birch GE, “A brain-controlled switch for asynchronous control applications,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 47, pp. 1297-1307, 2000.

Birch, G. E., Fengler, M., Gosine, R., Schroeder, K., Schroeder, M., and Johnson, D., “An Assessment Methodology and its Application to a Robotic Vocational Device,” Technology and Disability 5 (1996), pp. 151-165, August, 1996.

Birch GE, Watzke JR and Bolduc C, “Research and Development of Adaptive Equipment for Persons with Significant Disabilities and the Elderly: Activities Conducted by the Neil Squire Foundation,” Tech and Disability, vol. 4, pp. 169-173, 1995.

Mason SG, Birch GE and Ito MR, “Improved Single-Trial Signal Extraction of Low SNR Events,” IEEE Trans Sig Proc, vol. 2, pp. 423-426, 1994.

Birch GE, Lawrence PD and Hare RD, “Single-trial processing of event-related potentials using outlier information,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 40, pp. 59-73, Jan. 1993.

Birch GE, “Development and Methodology for the Formal Evaluation of the Neil Squire Foundation Robotic Assistive Appliance,” Robotica, vol. 11, pp. 529-534, 1993.

Birch GE, Cameron W, Fengler MJ, Young J, Carpenter Y and Apkarian J, “Regenesis Robotic Manipulator for Persons with Severe Disabilities,”  Euro Revue of Biomed Tech, vol. 12, pp. 320-323, Dec 1990.

Birch GE, Lawrence PD, Lind JC and Hare RD, “Application of prewhitening to AR spectral estimation of EEG,” IEEE Trans. Biomed. Eng., vol. 35, pp. 640-645, 1988.

Conference Proceedings

X. Yong, R.K. Ward, and G. Birch, “Automatic Artefact Detection in a Self-Paced Brain-Computer Interface System,” IEEE PACRIM 2011, Victoria, Canada, August 2011, pp. 403-408.

Farhad Faradji, Rabab K. Ward, and Gary E. Birch, “A Simple Approach to Find the Best Wavelet Basis in Classification Problems,” Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Istanbul, Turkey, August 2010, pp. 641-644. doi 10.1109/icpr2010.162.

Faradji, F., Ward, RK., Birch, GE, “A Self-Paced BCI Using Stationary Wavelet Packets,” Proceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), Minneapolis, USA, September 2009, pp. 962–965.

Faradji, F., Ward, RK., Birch, GE, “Design of a Mental Task-Based Brain–Computer Interface with a Zero False Activation Rate Using Very Few EEG Electrode Channels,” Proceedings of the 4th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), Antalya, Turkey, April 2009, pp. 403–406.

Yong, X, Ward, RK and Birch, GE. “Generalized morphological component analysis for EEG source
separation and artifact removal,” Proceedings of the 4th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), Antalaya, Turkey, May 2009, pp. 345-348.

Noureddin, B., Lawrence, P.D., and Birch, G.E., “Effects of Task and EEG-based Reference Signal on Performance of On-line Ocular Artifact Removal from Real EEG”, Proceedings of the 4th IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NERS), Antalaya, Turkey, April 2009, pp. 614-617.

Faradji, F., Ward, RK., Birch, GE, “A Brain–Computer Interface Based on Mental Tasks with a Zero False Activation Rate,” Proceedings of the 4th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), Antalya, Turkey, April 2009, pp. 355–358.

Faradji, F., Ward, RK., Birch, GE, “A Custom-Designed Mental Task-Based Brain–Computer Interface,” Proceedings of the 34th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Taipei, Taiwan, April 2009. pp. 529-532.

Yong, X, Ward, RK and Birch, GE, “Artifact removal in EEG using morphological component analysis,” Proceedings of the ICASSP, Taipei, Taiwan, April 2009, pages 343-346.

Fatourechi, M, Ward, R, Birch, G. “Comparison of Evaluation Metrics in Classification Applications with Imbalanced Datasets,” 7th Intl Conf on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA 2008), San Diego, CA, Dec 11-13, 2008.

Faradji, F., Ward, R.K., and Birch, G.E., “Self-Paced BCI using Multiple SWT-based Classifiers,” IEEE-EMBC  Vancouver, BC, August 2008, pp. 2095-2098.

M. Fatourechi, R. K. Ward and G. E. Birch, “Evaluating the Performance of a Self-paced BCI with a New Movement and Using a More Engaging Environment,” IEEE-EMBC, Vancouver, BC, August 2008.

Noureddin B., Lawrence PD, and Birch GE. “Quantitative evaluation of ocular artifact removal methods based on real and estimated EOG signals,” IEEE-EMBC, Vancouver, BC, August 2008.

Yong, X, Ward, RK and Birch, GE, “Robust common spatial patterns for EEG signal processing,” IEEE-EMBC, Vancouver, BC, Aug 2008, pp. 2087-2090.

Yong X, Ward RK and Birch GE. “Spare spatial filter optimizaiton for EEG channel reduction in brain-computer interface,” Proceedings of the IEEE ICASSP, Mar 30-Apr 4, 2008. Las Vegas, Nevada, pp. 417-420.

Yong X, Ward RK and Birch GE. “Facial EMG contamination in EEG signals: Characteris and effects of spatial filtering,” Proceedings of the 3rd Intl Symposium on ISCCSP 2008, Mar 12-14, 2008. St. Julians, Malta, pp. 729-734.

Mattie J., Birch GE, Caillier L and Lew H, “SOS Technology: A Community Based Approach to Reducing the Barriers to the Acceptance of New Technologies by Older Adults,” Proc. of the Festival of Intl Conf on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT), Toronto, ON, Jun 16-19, 2007.

Noureddin B, Lawrence PD and Birch GE, “Time-frequency Analysis of Eye Blinks and Saccades in EOG for EEG Artifact Removal,” Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE EMBS Conf on Neural Engineering, Hawaii, USA, May 2-5, 2007, pp. 564-567.

Bashashati A, Ward RK and Birch GE, “Recent Advances in the Design of a 3-State Self-Paced (Asynchronous) Brain Computer Interface,” Proc. of the IEEE-EMBS Neural Eng. Conf, Hawaii, USA, May 2-5, 2007.

Bashashati A, Ward RK and Birch GE, “Comparison of Using Monopolar and Bipolar Electroencephalogram (EEG) Electrodes for Detection of Right and Left Hand Movements in a Self-Paced Brain Computer Interface (BCI),” Proc. of the IEEE Canadian Conf. on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Vancouver, BC, Apr 22-26, 2007.

Bashashati A, Ward RK and Birch GE, “Detection of Hand Extension Movements in the Context of a 3-State Asynchronous Brain Interface,” IEEE ICASSP 2006, May 14-19, 2006, pp. V-V.

Fatourechi M, Birch GE and Ward RK, “Applying a Hybrid Genetic Algorithm in the Design of a Self-paced Brain Interface with a Low False Positive Rate,” Proceedings of the IEEE ICASSP Special Session on EEG Signal Processing and Applications, Hawaii, USA, Apr 16-20, 2007, pp. 1157-1160.

Fatourechi M, Birch GE and Ward RK, “Recent Studies in the Design of a Self-paced Brain Interface with Low False Positive Rate,” Proceedings of the IEEE EMBC 2006, New York City, NY, 30 Aug-3 Sep 2006, pp.2944-2949.

Fatourechi M, Mason SG, Birch GE and Ward RK, “Is Information Transfer Rate a Suitable Performance Measure for Self-paced Brain Interface Systems?” Proceedings of the 6th IEEE ISSPIT 2006, Vancouver, BC, Aug 28-30 2006, pp.212-216.

Fatourechi M, Birch GE and Ward RK, “Using a Multiple Classifier system for improving the performance of asynchronous brain interface systems,” Proceedings of the IEEE ICASSP 2006, Vol.5, Toulouse, France, May 2006, pp. 905-908.

Mason SG and Birch GE, “Temporal Control Paradigms for Direct Brain Interfaces – Rethinking the Definition of Asynchronous and Synchronous,” Proceedings of HCI Intl, Las Vegas, CA, Jul 2005.

Bashashati A, Ward RK and Birch GE, “A New Design of the Asynchronous Brain Computer Interface Using the Knowledge of the Path of Features,” Proceedings of IEEE EMBS Conf on Neural Engineering, Arlington, VA, Jan 2005, pp. 101-104.

Fatourechi M, Bashashati A., Ward RK and Birch GE, “A Hybrid Genetic Algorithm Approach for Improving the Performance of the LF-ASD Brain Computer Interface,” Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on IEEE-ASSP, Philadelphia, PA, Volume 5, Mar 18-23, 2005, v/345-v/348.

Borisoff JF, McPhail LT, Mason SG and Birch GE, “Detection and Classification of Sensory Events from Acute Spinal Cord Recordings,”  Proceedings of IEEE EMBS Conf on Neural Engineering, Arlington, VA, Mar 2005, pp. 277-280.

Fatourechi M, Bashashati A, Borisoff JF, Birch GE and Ward RK, “Improving the Performance of the LF-ASD Brain Computer Interface by Means of Genetic Algorithm,” Proceedings of IEEE Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, Rome, Italy, pp. 38-41. Dec., 2004, pp. 38-41.

Bashashati A, Mason SG, Ward RK and Birch GE, “An Automatic Method to Generate Ensemble Averages of Movement-Related Potentials for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injuries,” Proceedings of the IEEE-EMBS, San Francisco, CA, Sept 2004, pp. 4529-4532.

Fatourechi M, Mason SG, Birch GE and Ward RK, “Wavelet-based approach for the Extraction of Event Related Potentials from EEG,” Proceedings of IEEE ICASSP 2004, Montreal, QC, May, 2004, pp. 737-740.

Mason SG, Moore MM and Birch GE, “Designing Pointing Devices using Brain-Computer Interface Technology,” Proceedings of the 1st Intl. IEEE EMBS Conf on Neural Engineering, Capri, Italy, pp. 610-613. Mar., 2003.

Yu Z, Mason SG and Birch GE, “Impact of an Energy Normalization Transform on the Performance of the LF-ASD Brain Computer Interface,” Proceedings of NIPS Annual Conf, Vancouver, BC, pp. 725-732. Dec., 2003.

Bashashati A, Ward RK, Birch GE, Hashemi, MR and Khalilzadeh, MA, “Fractal Dimension-Based EEG Biofeedback System,” Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conf of IEEE-EMBS, Cancun, Mexico, Vol. 3, Sept 2003, pp. 2220-2223.

Yu Z, Mason SG and Birch GE, “Enhancing the Performance of the LF-ASD Brain-Computer Interface,” Proceedings of 2nd Joint EMBS-BMES, pp. 2443-2444. Houston, TX, vol. 3, Oct., 2002, pp. 2443-2444.

Mattie J, Watzke J, Raschke, S and Birch GE, “Proposed Experimental Design For Evaluating Best Practices Amongst Laboratory Technologists Involved In Pipetting Work,” Proceedings of the Applied Ergonomics Conf, sponsored jointly by the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) and the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Banff, AB, October 21-23, 2002.

Mason SG, Birch GE and Bozorgzadeh, Z, “The LF-ASD Brain Computer Interface: On-Line Identification of Imagined Finger Flexions in Subjects with Spinal Cord Injuries,” Proceedings of the ASSETS 2000 (ACM), Washington, USA, Nov. 2000, pp. 109-113.

Bozorgzadeh, Z., Birch GE and Mason SG, “The LF-ASD Brain Computer Interface:  On-Line Identification of Imagined Finger Flexions in the Spontaneous EEG of Able-Bodied Subjects,” Proceedings of the IEEE-ICASSP 2000, Instanbul, Turkey, Jun 2000, Vol. 4, pp. 2385-2388.

Lisogurski D and Birch GE, “Identification of Finger Flexions from Continuous EEG as a Brain Computer Interface,” IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 20th Annual Intl Conf, Hong Kong,  20(4), pp. 2004-2008, Oct 1998.

Birch GE and Mason SG, “Processing of Single Trial, Movement-Related, ERPs for Human Machine Interface Applications,” RESNA ’95, Vancouver, BC, Jun 9-14, 1995, pp. 673-675.

Birch GE, “Applications of High Technology Assistive Devices in Vocational Settings,” Proc of the Joint Workshop of the Vocational Commission and the Intl Commission on Technology and Accessibility, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1993, pp. 37-55.

Tajwar S, Mason SG and Birch GE, “Performance Measures for ERP Signal Extraction Methods,” Proceedings of the 1993 Canadian Conf on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sept 1993, pp. 1097-1100.

Birch GE, Fengler M, Gosine R.G, “Regenesis Robotic Appliance Evaluation Progress Report,” Proceedings of the 1993 Annual RESNA Conf, Jun 1993, pp. 501-503.

Mason SG, Birch GE, Tajwar S and Palmer MR, “The Space-Time Characteristics of Brain Potentials Related to Single Voluntary Movements,” Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Intl Signal Processing Workshop on Statistical and Array Processing, Victoria, BC, Oct 1992, pp. 322-325.

Birch GE, Zwierzynski DA, Lefebvre C, and Starks DR, “Continued Development of an IMELDA Based Voice Recognition System for Persons with Severe Disabilities,” Proceedings of the Canadian Acoustical Association Conf, Vancouver, BC, Oct 1992.

Lefebvre C, Zwierzynski DA, Starks DR and Birch GE, “Further Optimization of a Robust IMELDA Speech Recognizer for Applications with Severely Degraded Speech,” Proceedings of the Intl Conf on Spoken Language Processing, Banff, AB, Oct 1992, pp. 691-693.

Birch GE and Fengler M, “Experience with The Neil Squire Foundation/Regenesis Robotic Assistive Appliance,” Proceedings of the RESNA Intl ’92 Conf, Toronto, ON, Jun 1992, pp. 598-601.

Birch GE and Leland D, “Development and Initial Testing of a Remote Gateway for Control of an Automated Home,” Proceedings of Independence 92: Intl Congress and Exhibition on Disability, Vancouver, BC, Apr 1992. (abstract)

Birch GE and Hurley MD, “Using an Automated Office Workstation Designed for Persons with Severe Physical Disabilities,” Proceedings of the World Congress on Technology, Arlington, Virginia, Dec 1991, pp. 464-478.

Zwierzynski DA, Starks DR, Lefebvre C, Birch GE, Morgan M, Bolduc L and Swail C, “The Use of Speech Recognition In A Fly-By-Voice Experiment,” Proceedings of the Intl Conf on DSP Applications and Technology, Berlin, October 28-31, 1991, pp. 379-389.

Birch GE, Zwierzynski DA, Lefebvre C and Starks DR, “An IMELDA Based Voice Recognition System: A Step towards Effective Voice Recognition for Persons with Severe Disabilities,” Proceedings of the Canadian Acoustical Association Conf, Edmonton, AB, Oct 1991.

Hurley MD and Birch GE, “Automated Office Workstation for Persons with Severe Physical Disabilities,” Proceedings of the Human Factors Association of Canada Annual Conf, Vancouver, BC, Aug 1991, pp. 185-191.

Mason SG, Birch GE and Ito MR, “A Modified Algorithm for Single-Trial Signal Extraction of Low SNR Events,” Proceedings of the IASTED Intl Conf on Computers, Electronics, Communication and Control, April 8-10, 1991, pp. 257-261.

Birch GE, Lefebvre C, Starks DR, and Zwierzynski DA, “A Joint Approach to Automatic Speech Recognition by the Neil Squire Foundation, the National Research Council and the Canadian Marconi Company”, Proceedings of the Canadian Speech Processing Workshop, Ottawa, ON, Feb 1991.

Birch GE and Cameron W, “User Acceptability in Robotic Assistive Devices,” Proceedings of the 1990 Intl Conf on Rehabilitation Robotics, Alfred I. Dupont Institute, Wilmington, Delaware, Jun 14-15 1990, pp. 65-75.

Cameron W, Birch GE, Fengler M, Young J, Carpenter A, McIntyre C and McKay K, “Capitalizing on Robot Technology,” Proceedings of the 13th Annual RESNA Intl Conf, Washington, DC, Jun 17-19 1990, pp. 331-332.

Birch GE, Lawrence PD and Hare, RD, “Extraction of Motor Related Activity from Single Trail EEG,” Proceedings of the IEEE EMBS Intl Conf, New Orleans, Louisiana, Nov. 4-7 1988, pp. 1208-1209.

Birch GE, Lawrence PD and Hare RD, “Single-Trial Processing of Event Related Potentials,” 28th Annual Intl Meeting of the Society for Physiological Research, Journal of Psychophysiology, San Francisco, CA, Jul 1988. (abstract)

Birch GE, “Assistive Manipulator for Severely Disabled Persons,” Proceedings of the 12th Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conf, 1st IFMBE Pan-Pacific Symposium, Jul 1986.

Birch GE, Cameron W, and Young J, “Development of a Robotic Appliance for Use by High Lesion Quadriplegics and other Severely Disabled Persons,” American Spinal Injury Association, Atlanta, Georgia, Mar 13-15 1986. (abstract)

Cameron W and Birch GE, “A Low Cost General Purpose Programmable Manipulative Appliance for the Severely Disabled,” Proceedings of the 2nd Intl Conf on Rehabilitation Engineering and the RESNA 7th Annual Conf, Ottawa, ON, Jun 1984, pp. 161-162.

Cameron W, Birch GE and Leung A, “A Simple Switch Utilizing Frustrated Internal Reflection,” Proceedings of the 2nd Intl Conf on Rehabilitation Engineering and the RESNA 7th Annual Conf, Ottawa, ON, Jun 1984, pp. 121-122.

Manuscripts In Process

Farhad F, Ward, RK, and Birch, GE “A Self-Paced 2-State Mental Task-Based Brain-Computer Interface Using Few EEG Channels”

X.Yong, M. Fatourechi, R.K. Ward, and G. Birch, “Adaptive Classification in a Self-Paced Brain-Computer Interface System,” IEEE EMBS 2012.

Published Book Chapters

Birch, G.E., “The Fast Pace of New Emerging Information and Communication Technologies: The Need for Regulations and Standards,” in Design and Use of Assistive Technology, eds. Meeko M.K. Oishi, H.F., Macheil Van der Loos, and Ian M. Mitchell, Springer: New York. 2010.

J. Mattie, G.E. Birch, L. Caillier and H. Lew, “Seniors on Seniors (SOS) Technologies: Peer Mentoring to Introduce New Technologies,” Technology and Aging: Selected Papers from the 2007 International Conference on Technology and Aging,  A. Mihailidis, L. Normie, H. Kautz and J. Boger (Eds.), Vol. 21, Assistive Technology Research Series,  IOS Press: Amsterdam. 2008.

Moore Jackson, MM, Mason SG and Birch GE, “Analyzing trends in brain interface technology: a method to compare studies,” 2007 IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 2007, p.72Originally printed in the Annals Biomed Eng 34(5), pp. 859-876, 2006.

 J.F. Borisoff, S.G. Mason and G.E. Birch, “Brain interface design for asynchronous control,” Towards Brain-Computer Interfacing G. Dornhege, J. R. Millan, T. Hinterberger, D. J. McFarland and K. R. Mueller, Eds. Cambridge, Massachusetts; London, England: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007, pp. 111-121.

J.R., Watzke and G.E. Birch, “Older Adults’ Responses to Automated Environmental Control Devices,” G.M. Gutman and A. Wister (Eds.), Progressive Accommodation for Sensors:  Interfacing Shelter and Services, Gerontology Research Centre, Simon Fraser University, 1994, pp. 167-180.

Invited and Keynote Presentations

Birch, G.E., “Dismissing the ‘Dis’ in Disability.” Invited Panel Discussant for the Ethics and 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games Lecture Series hosted by the National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia, December 2009.

Birch, G.E., “The Neil Squire Society Experience with Assistive Technology: Lessons Learned, User Involvement and Future Trends.” Invited Presentation for the Removing Barriers Enabling Individuals Conference, hosted by the Peter Wall Institute and the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems, University of British Columbia, July 2009.

Birch, G.E., “The Neil Squire Society Experience with Emerging Wireless Technology: Lessons Learned, User Involvement and Future Trends.” Invited Presentation to the HRSDC Office of Disability Issues, March 2009.

Birch, G.E., Presentation to the CRTC on issues relating to the accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services to persons with disabilities, Ottawa, Ontario, November 2008.

Birch, G.E., “Emerging Wireless Technology: Enabler or Barrier.” Invited keynote at the 3rd Annual Disabilities and Health Research Network (DHRN) Conference & AGM: Disability and Technology, Qualities of Connection, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 2008.

Birch, G.E., “Information and Communication Technology for Persons with Disabilities.” Invited presentation to the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC), Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2006.

Birch, G.E., “Asynchronous BCI and Brain Interface Research.” Invited expert speaker at the WTEC North American Workshop on Brain-Computer Interface, Baltimore, Maryland. February 2006.

Birch, G.E., “Brain Interface Research at the Neil Squire Society.” Invited presentation at the 3rd Annual International BCI Meeting, Albany, New York, June 2005.

Birch, G.E. “Assistive Technology Research at the Neil Squire Society, with a focus on Brain Computer Interface.” Invited keynote at the 20th International Seating Symposium, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 2004.

Birch, G.E., “Some Important Lessons Learned:  Key Components of a Labour Market Strategy.” Invited presentation at the National Conference on the Canadian Association of Community Living, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2003.

Birch, G.E., “Brain Computer Interface Research Project at the Neil Squire Society.” Invited presentation at the 1st Annual General Meeting & Conference of the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD), Vancouver, British Columbia, September 2003.

Birch, G.E., “Current Trends in Brain-Computer Interface.” Invited lecturer at the Wadsworth Centre, New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, July 2003.

Birch, G.E., Invited speaker and panelist on the ‘Colin McLaurin International Exchange – Northern Exposure: An Overview of “Rehabilitation Engineering” in Canada’ at the RESNA Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, June, 2003.

Birch, G.E., “Assistive Technology: A Few Selected Highlights.” Invited Presentation at the IMHA on the Move, Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, January, 2003

Birch, G.E., “Technological Innovation to Optimize Independence.” Invited keynote at the Canadian Mobility Consensus Workshop, Toronto, Ontario, October 2002.

Birch, G.E., “Persons with Disabilities Obtaining Long-term Attachment to the Workforce: Barriers, Challenges and Opportunities.” Invited keynote at Shifting Roles: Conference on Active Labour Market Policy in Canada under the Labour Market Development Agreements, Edmonton, Alberta, February, 2002.

Birch, G.E., “Technological Innovation to Maximize Participation in All Aspects of Life.” Invited keynote at the International Conference on Technology & Aging, Toronto, Ontario, September 2001.

Birch, G.E., “Assistive Technology: Minimizing Marginalization.” Invited keynote at the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Medical Society of Paraplegia, Sydney, Australia, November 2000.

Non-Referred Publications

Birch, G and Lew, H. Report to 2010 Legacies Now: “Purposeful Purchasing: Review of Policies and Best Practices ” 2010.

Birch, G and Lew, H. Human Resource Skills Development Program Social Development Partnership Program Report on “Evaluation of Mobile Payment Systems For People with Disabilities” 2010.

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Ripat, J, Watzke, J, Birch, G, and Flegal, C, “Evaluating the accessibility of public information and communication technologies,” Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists National Conference, June 12-14, Whitehorse, YK. 

X. Wong, R.K. Ward, and G. Birch, “A Self-Paced Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Based Point-and-Click System,” in BCI Meeting 2010, Asilomar, USA, June 2010.

Articles

Ripat J, Watzke J, and Birch GE, “Public Information and Communication Technologies: Improving Access or Crating New Barrier?” OT Now, CAOT Publications Ace, Sept/Oct 2005, pp 21-24.

Birch GE, Fengler M, Gosine R, Schroeder K, Schroeder M and Johnson D,” An Assessment Methodology and its Application to a Robotic Vocational Device,” Tech and Disability, vol. 5, pp. 151-165, Aug 1996.

Birch, G.E., “Rehabilitation Robotics at the Neil Squire Foundation,” Rehabilitation Robotics Newsletter, Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories, Alfred I. Dupont Institute and the University of Delaware, Vol. 3, No. 3, Summer, 1991, pp. 1-2. (Invited article)

Birch, G.E. and Hurley, M., “Technology Breaks Barriers,” Recovery Magazine, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Accidents, Injuries, and Claims, Vol. 2, No. 4, August 1991, p. 13.

Wing, P., Birch, G., Cox, S., and Hornstein, S., “Technical Assistance and the Disabled,” The Advocate, 44 (4): 515 – 519, Jul 1986.

Birch, G., Cameron, W., and Young, J., “Development of a Robotic Arm for Use by the Physically Disabled,” Veterans Administration R & D Progress Reports, Baltimore, Maryland: U.S.A., 1986

Birch GE, Cameron W and Young J, “Development of a Robotic Appliance for use by High Lesion Quadriplegics and other Severely Disabled Persons,” American Spinal Injury Assn, Mar 13-15, 1986.