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EEG Visualization and Analysis Techniques

  • Gregor Schreiber
  • Hong Lin
  • Jonathan Garza
  • Yuntian Zhang
  • Minghao Yang
Chapter
Part of the Health Information Science book series (HIS)

Abstract

We present some information depicting the current status of EEG research with projected applications in the areas of health care. We describe a method of quick prototyping an EEG headset, in a cost-effective way and with state-of-the-art technologies. We use meditation research to reach out to the high-end applications of EEG data analysis in understanding human brain states and assisting in promoting human health care. Some devotees to the practices of transcendental meditation have shown the ability to control these brain states. We want to numerically prove or disprove this assumption; the analysis of these states could be the initial step in a process to first predict and later allow individuals to control these states. To this end, we begin to build a system for dynamic and onsite brain state analysis using EEG data. The system will allow users to transit EEG data to an online database through mobile devices, interact with the web server through web interface, and get feedback from EEG data analysis programs on real-time bases.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregor Schreiber
    • 1
  • Hong Lin
    • 2
  • Jonathan Garza
    • 2
  • Yuntian Zhang
    • 2
  • Minghao Yang
    • 2
  1. 1.Chevron-Phillips Chemical CompanyHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Engineering TechnologyUniversity of Houston-DowntownHoustonUSA

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