Assessing the Minimum Number of Synchronization Triggers Necessary for Temporal Variance Compensation in Commercial Electroencephalography (EEG) Systems
Final rept. Jan-Mar 2012
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD HUMAN RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE
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This technical note describes the differences in recording when events happen between several commercially-oriented electroencephalography EEG recording systems. The four systems examined, Emotivs EPOC, Biosemis ActiveTwo, Advanced Brain Monitorings B-Alert X10 and Quasars prototype represent different approaches to the problem of recording brain activity in human subjects. We found that the EPOC introduces significantly more error in recording event timing, though this issue is present in all systems. Furthermore, we demonstrate with iterative linear regressions that the number of calibration pulses required to properly estimate timing error is system dependent. Therefore, any new EEG acquisition systems must be tested independently.
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