Single Channel Wireless EEG: Proposed Application in Train Drivers

Surya Darma Ridwan, Robert Thompson, Budi Thomas Jap, Sara K Lal, Peter Fischer

Abstract

Electroencephalography (EEG) can be used as an
indicator of fatigue. Several studies have shown that
slow wave brain activities, delta (0-4 Hz) and theta (4-
8 Hz), increase as an individual becomes fatigued,
while the fast brain activities, alpha (8-13 Hz) and beta
(13-35 Hz), decrease. However, an EEG is a complex
piece of equipment that is generally used in laboratory
based studies. In order to develop a fatigue
countermeasure device for train drivers using EEG,
there is a need for a simple and wireless EEG monitor.
This paper explains the development of a single
channel wireless EEG device.

Keywords

EEG, single channel, wireless, prototype development, fatigue detection, train driver

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