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Can anyone provide instructions on how to build a portable type EEG machine? Answered

I am conducting research on neurofeedback.  I have the equipment to SEND the various Hz frq. via audio headphones.  I need an affordable EEG machine that can read for  lack of a better description, a persons standing Hz frq.,  preferable that can be interfaced with a computer for real time analysis. 

Thank you


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bobfrank12 (author)2012-09-30

Hi VIc,
It's been 18 months, now.
Did you every figure out how to make/get an inexpensive EEG?

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FoolishSage (author)2011-05-16

To make your own I fully agree with steveastrouk. Buying new is extremely expensive and even second-hand is not in the least bit cheap.

There is another possibility but it requires more than a little bit of luck and knowing (or getting to know) the right people. See if your local hospital has recently bought an EEG or is about to buy one. Get a hold of the person who handles acquisition and removal of equipment. Straight up ask this person to give you the old/malfunctioning EEG (saves them potential storage and removal expenses). Just be careful not to end up in some legal grey area ;)

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orksecurity (author)FoolishSage2011-05-17

Before doing this, make sure you know what's malfunctioning. You do *NOT* want to be applying electrodes to yourself if the flaw is a dangerous short circuit!

I think Steve's got the right answer, unless you can find a kit from someone like Edmund Scientific (or like ES used to be).

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FoolishSage (author)orksecurity2011-05-17

You are of course correct. Before attaching electrical equipment to your head (or any other part of your body for that matter) be sure it won't cause you any harm ;)

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steveastrouk (author)2011-05-16

This is about the best collection of EEG related stuff I know.

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