Project Synapse: A Portable, Affordable, and User-Friendly EEG Device to Monitor and Study Neural Activity During Sleep
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Project Synapse: A Portable, Affordable, and User-Friendly EEG Device to Monitor and Study Neural Activity During Sleep

  • Author(s): Adamski, Aaron
  • Opra, Alex
  • Lam, Charles
  • Bui, Steven
  • et al.
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Abstract

Background:  EEG machines for sleep study are large and not accessible for home use. Collecting neural activity during sleep requires the patient to go to a specialized sleep study center for monitoring. For many people, a sleep study lab is not an ideal setting

for getting a typical night’s rest. As a Result, the data retrieved would not give an accurate representation of a patient’s neural activity during sleep. We aim to solve this problem by creating a low cost, portable EEG device that will connect to a user’s smartphone to process, log, and display data. Other companies have portable EEG devices that connect to smartphones, but they are typically not usable during sleep.

One device, the Emotiv, uses a hard plastic structure. This would be uncomfortable or perhaps unusable during sleep. We will use a comfortable and flexible headband. Other

portable EEGs that are usable during sleep are expensive (upwards of $1500). We aim to keep our product under $200 in order to make it accessible to as many people as possible.

 

Professor Pai H. Chou, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Aaron Adamski, EECS, Team Captain

Alex Opra, CSE, User Interface

Charles Lam, EECS, Microcontroller/Radio

Steven Bui, EECS, Product Design

 

Aaron Adamski, aadamski@uci.edu

Alex Opra, aopra@uci.edu

Charles Lam, cklam1@uci.edu

Steven Bui, stevenb1@uci.edu

 

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