Purpose Statement

The group's mandate is to design and prototype an inexpensive EEG/EMG amplifier system to be used in research.  Though there are commercial EEG/EMG amplifiers available, they are generally quite expensive and have several restrictive design features.  Our intention is to produce a system that will meet or beat performance characteristics of standard commercially available systems while extending operational capabilities all at a reasonable production cost.

Our EEG/EMG amplifier will act primarily as a signal amplifier and conditioner.  It will receive the EEG/EMG signals from standard electrodes then amplify, condition and digitize these signals.  Once in digital format, the signal data will be transferred by USB to a processing device, most likely a computing station, where the data may be further manipulated and analyzed or displayed.