EEG & Prosthetics

Computer Science & Math, Electricity & Electronics
Michelle Guo – USA

Current prosthetic technology typically does not afford the same dexterity and maneuverability as original limbs; as a result, many patients discard the prosthesis and learn to function without it …

In order to provide a sufficient limb replacement, the brain/machine interface must reach farther than analyzing nerve impulses. The most effective solution would interface directly with the brain itself, which is possible today using electroencephalography (EEG). This student hypothesized that brainwave data from an EEG could help by providing signal processing and data classification to produce a better brain-machine interface. The student found that current EEG signal processing programs still struggle with the age-old problems of noise filtering, artifact extraction and provided useful recommendations.

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