Evaluation of Emotiv EEG neuroheadset

Grzegorz M. Wójcik 1 , Piotr Wierzgała 1 , and Anna Gajos 1
  • 1 University of Economics and Innovation, Lublin, Poland
Grzegorz M. Wójcik, Piotr Wierzgała and Anna Gajos


Electroencephalography (EEG) has become more popular, and as a result, the market grows with new EEG products. The new EEG solutions offer higher mobility, easier application, and lower price. One of such devices that recently became popular is Emotiv EEG. It has been already tested in various applications concerning brain-computer interfaces, neuromarketing, language processing, and detection of the P-300 component, with a general result that it is capable of recording satisfying research data. However, no one has tested and described its usefulness in long-term research. This article presents experience from using Emotiv EEG in two research projects that involved 39 subjects for 22 sessions. Emotiv EEG has significant technical issues concerning the quality of its screw threads. Two complete and successful solutions to this problem are described.

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