July 03, 2013

DIY Portable EEG brain wave monitor with Arduino

  With the right sensors and an Arduino, you can capture and work with all sorts of data, from temperature to light levels and more mundane facts. However John Gonzales has taken things a little further and created a device that deals with Electroencephalography - the recording of electrical activity along the scalp, which shows the spontaneous electrical activity in the brain. 

Not the most scientific of devices, but it would be fun for making lie-detectors or props for amateur movies. The signals are measured using a headband from the Mindflex game and then processed with an Arduino, which sends the relevant data to an LCD as shown below:

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