EEG-based brain-computer interface for alpha speed control of a small robot using the MUSE headband
Non-invasive BMI applications are increasingly used in different contexts ranging from industrial, clinical and gaming. After having tested the difference between a classical EEG recorder with electroconductive gel (ANT system) and the MUSE EEG headband, we studied the BCI performances of the later during the control of a small robot. We demonstrated that the participants were able to successfully control the robot using an online brain-computer interface based on the signal power in different frequency bands (delta, theta and alpha) characterizing the eyes-opened and relaxed eyes-closed states. Additionally, we performed a correlation analysis which demonstrated that the BCI commands were more related to a delta or theta power decrease for the determination of the classifier output probability and to the alpha power increase for the speed control of the robot.