Transfer Components Between Subjects for EEG-based Driving Fatigue Detection

  • Yong-Qi Zhang
  • Wei-Long Zheng
  • Bao-Liang Lu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9492)


In this paper, we first build up an electroencephalogram (EEG)-based driving fatigue detection system, and then propose a subject transfer framework for this system via component analysis. We apply a subspace projecting approach called transfer component analysis (TCA) for subject transfer. The main idea is to learn a set of transfer components underlying source domain (source subjects) and target domain (target subjects). When projected to this subspace, the difference of feature distributions of both domains can be reduced. Meanwhile, the discriminative information can be preserved. From the experiments, we show that the TCA-based algorithm can achieve a significant improvement on performance with the best mean accuracy of 77.56 %, in comparison of the baseline accuracy of 66.56 %. The improvement shows the feasibility and efficiency of our approach for subject transfer driving fatigue detection from EEG.


EEG Driving fatigue detection Transfer learning Domain adaptation 



This work was partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61272248), the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2013CB329401), and the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (Grant No. 13511500200).

The authors would like to thank Prof. Sinno Jialin Pan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, for providing the source code of Tranfer Component Analysis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Brain-like Computing and Machine Intelligence, Department of Computer Science and EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Shanghai Education Commission for Intelligent Interaction and Cognitive EngineeringShanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghaiChina

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