High-Quality, Low-Cost, Multi-Channel EEG System for Non-Traditional Users

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$99,724.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-13-C-0155
Agency Tracking Number:
D131-002-0040
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB131-002
Solicitation Number:
2013.1
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator:
William Audette III
Principal Investigator
(603) 643-3800
wea@creare.com
Business Contact:
Robert Kline-Schoder
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
To accelerate advances in cognitive science, and to facilitate the invention of novel brain-centered technologies, tremendous benefit would be gained by expanding the accessibility of Electroencephalography (EEG) to non-traditional users. A key driver for expanding accessibility is lowering cost while improving ease of use. Recently released systems have lowered cost, but at the expense of reduced quality and low channel count. This Phase I development program seeks to address these deficiencies. We will utilize modern, high-integrated EEG electronics that will enable lower cost while still improving signal quality and channel count. To improve ease of use, our system will be controlled by a smartphone or tablet, which will interface to the EEG electronics using a hobbyist-friendly connection. To implement this high-quality, low-cost approach in a way that will engage the non-traditional user requires a variety of skillshardware design, software design, real-world EEG experience, and community building. Creare has assembled a broad team with a proven track record in each of these areas so that we will convincingly demonstrate feasibility in Phase I and enable successful production in Phase II.

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