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June 2, 2014

“App Stores for the Brain” Wins Best Paper Award

“App Stores for the Brain: Privacy and Security in Brain-Computer Interfaces” recently won the¬†Best Paper¬†award at the 2014 International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology.

This collaboration between Tech Policy Lab Student Scholar Tamara Bonaci, UW Biorobotics Lab co-Director Howard Chizeck and Tech Policy Lab Co-Director Ryan Calo identifies privacy and security issues arising from possible misuse or inappropriate use of brain-computer interfaces (BCI). In particular, they explore how current and emerging non-invasive BCI platforms can be used to extract private information, and suggest an interdisciplinary approach to mitigating this problem.