Home Automation Using EEG Signals

Harish Verlekar


We propose to use EEG Signals for Home automation. Home automation can be totally revolutionized using EEG Signals and computer. Brain produces various types of waves like alpha (9-13Hz), beta (14-30Hz), theta (4- 8Hz), delta (1-3Hz).Using these waves we can control various home appliances. The entire concept consists of 4 main stages detection, amplification, processing, output. First detecting the brain signals using an EEG cap or electrodes. These brain signals are very weak hence in second stage we need to amplify these brain signals to a usable amount and filter these to remove noise. Then thirdly, we will have to convert these signals into digital by using A to D converter and into a type a computer software or a microcontroller can understand. Fourth, taking this decoded signal and sending these signals wirelessly, by using an RF circuit to a distant switch circuit, which will turn on or off the appliance in vicinity. Using this technology the life of people would be further simplified, physical efforts would be considerably reduced and it would also prove as a boon for physically disabled people.


EEG(Electroencephalographic), Automation

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