Publication
Title
Ergonomic design of an EEG headset using 3D anthropometry
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Abstract
Although EEG experiments over the past decades have shown numerous applications for brain-computer interfacing (BCI), there is a need for user-friendly BCI devices that can be used in real-world situations. 3D anthropometry and statistical shape modeling have been shown to improve the fit of devices such as helmets and respirators, and thus they might also be suitable to design BCI headgear that better fits the size and shape variation of the human head. In this paper, a new design method for BCI devices is proposed and evaluated. A one-size-fits-all BCI headset frame is designed on the basis of three digital mannequins derived from a shape model of the human head. To verify the design, the geometric fit, stability and repeatability of the prototype were compared to an EEG cap and a commercial BCI headset in a preliminary experiment. Most design specifications were met, and all the results were found to be similar to those of the commercial headset. Therefore, the suggested design method is a feasible alternative to traditional anthropometric design for BCI headsets and similar headgear.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Applied ergonomics : human factors in technology and society. - Guildford, 1969, currens
Publication
Guildford : 2017
ISSN
0003-6870 [print]
1872-9126 [online]
Volume/pages
58(2017), p. 128-136
ISI
000384776100014
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The author-created version that incorporates referee comments and is the accepted for publication version Available from 24.06.2018
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Creation 18.08.2016
Last edited 08.08.2017
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