Electroencephalography (EEG) technology applications and available devices

Mahsa Soufineyestani, Dale Dowling, Arshia Khan

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The electroencephalography (EEG) sensor has become a prominent sensor in the study of brain activity. Its applications extend from research studies to medical applications. This review paper explores various types of EEG sensors and their applications. This paper is for an audience that comprises engineers, scientists and clinicians who are interested in learning more about the EEG sensors, the various types, their applications and which EEG sensor would suit a specific task. The paper also lists the details of each of the sensors currently available in the market, their technical specs, battery life, and where they have been used and what their limitations are.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7453
Pages (from-to)1-23
Number of pages23
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020

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