We collect and record our mobile EEG data using a MUSE headband. The MUSE is made by InterAxon Inc. (www.choosemuse.com), a Canadian company based out of Toronto, Ontario. The MUSE was originally designed to help people learn how to meditate. Check out this YouTube video!
The MUSE EEG headband records EEG from five different sensors - one reference and four recording electrodes. The algorithms on the device and in the MUSE app quantify the patterns of EEG data that are recorded and determine whether you are meditating or not, and based on that, the app provides you with feedback to help you learn how to meditate more effectively.
The reason we are using the MUSE is that it is an awesome EEG headset. It might be hard to believe, but the Krigolson Lab was able to prove that the EEG signal being measure with the MUSE was on par with a medical grade system worth over $100,000. We published our validation paper in Frontiers in Neuroscience.
The article is open source, so if you want to read it, just click HERE.
So, when we do our cognitive fatigue / brain performance assessment we use the MUSE headband to collect the data. From a practical perspective it is awesome because you can be put it on and start recording EEG data in a couple of seconds.
And, if you want to try one out for yourself, they sell them at BestBuy!
Dr. Olav Krigolson is the Associate Director for the Centre for Biomedical Research, an Associate Professor in Neuroscience, and the Principle Investigator of the Theoretical and Applied Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Victoria.