Analysis of Brain Activity while Performing Cognitive Actions to Control a Car

Nisar, H. and Yeoh, Q. W. and Balasubramanium, H. C. and Wei, W. T. and Malik, Aamir Saeed (2013) Analysis of Brain Activity while Performing Cognitive Actions to Control a Car. In: The 15th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering. International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE) Proceedings, 43 . Springer International Publishing, pp. 947-950. ISBN 978-3-319-02912-2


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02913-9_245


In this paper we will present a real time brain computer interface system that operates a LEGO Mindstorms NXT car using the EEG signals produced by the electrical activity of brain. The brain signals are acquired using an EEG device and are translated into signals that can be understood by the NXT car. The NXT car moves according to the instructions provided. The experimental prototype uses an Emotiv EPOC headset that acquires data from 14 sensors to fully control the movement of a NXT Car. We have used the Cognitive states (intent of physical actions) and Expressive states (facial expressions) to control the NXT car. The system achieves more than 90 percent accuracy by using facial expressions however the accuracy of the system using cognitive actions is slightly above 80 percent. This technology is very useful for the disabled and elderly people as well as for those who work in dangerous environments.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Brain activity, EEG, Cognitive actions, Expressive actions
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Academic Subject One:Academic Department - Electrical And Electronics - Communications - Digital Communications - Digital Signal Processing
Departments / MOR / COE:Centre of Excellence > Center for Intelligent Signal and Imaging Research
Research Institutes > Institute for Health Analytics
ID Code:10972
Deposited By: Dr Aamir Saeed Malik
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:47
Last Modified:16 Dec 2013 23:47

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