Low-Cost Brain-Computer Interface Using the Emotiv Epoc Headset Based on Rotating Vanes

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Melek M., Manshouri N., KAYIKÇIOĞLU T.

TRAITEMENT DU SIGNAL, vol.37, no.5, pp.831-837, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.18280/ts.370516
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Compendex, zbMATH
  • Page Numbers: pp.831-837
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the brain-computer interface system (BCI), electroencephalography (EEG) signals are converted into digital signals and analyzed, allowing direct communication between humans and the electronic devices around them. The convenience of the user and the speed of communication with the surrounding devices are the most important challenges of BCI systems. The Emotiv Epoc headset minimizes the discomfort of the user thanks to its wet electrodes and easy handling. In the continuation of our previous works, in this paper, we developed our BCI system based on the gaze at the rotating vanes using the inexpensive Emotiv Epoc headset. In addition to user comfort, our design has an acceptable mean accuracy rate (ACC) and mean information transfer rate (ITR) compared to similar systems.