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OpenEEG project is about do-it-yourself EEG devices available for free (as in GPL)



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Welcome to the OpenEEG project
About the project

Many people are interested in what is called neurofeedback or EEG biofeedback training, a generic mental training method which makes the trainee consciously aware of the general activity in the brain. This method shows great potential for improving many mental capabilities and exploring consciousness. Other people want to do experiments with brain-computer interfaces or just want to have a look at their brain at work.

Unfortunately, commercial EEG devices are generally too expensive to become a hobbyist tool or toy.

The OpenEEG project is about making plans and software for do-it-yourself EEG devices available for free (as in GPL). It is aimed toward amateurs who would like to experiment with EEG. However, if you are a pro in any of the fields of electronics, neurofeedback, software development etc., you are of course welcome to join the mailing-list and share your wisdom.

Right now, this site is mostly about the hardware; schematics, part lists, building instructions etc. However, a few members have developed some useful software which is hosted on their own websites. You can find these through the software pages.

The ModularEEG
General information

The ModularEEG device is made up of two or more EEG amplifiers, and a 6-channel signal capture board that connects to a PC via a standard serial cable. The standard setup has two EEG channels.

As with any EEG device that you build yourself, there is a risk of injury involved. Make sure you read the WARNING file below.

The cost of a complete system is 200 to 400 USD. The exact figure depends a lot on where you buy parts from, and whether you buy or make your own electrodes. You do not have to be an electronics expert by any means, but you will need to know how to handle a soldering iron, and be able to read a schematic.

http://openeeg.sourceforge.net/doc/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/openeeg/