Evaluating a Method of Offline Detection of P3 Waves

  • Dorina AncăuEmail author
  • Nicolae-Marius Roman
  • Mircea Ancău
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 71)


Interest in using portable devices in neuroscience applications for people with serious motoric deficits has been growing in the last few years. The Emotiv EPOC+ headset is one such device. This study aimed to assess the ability of this headset to determine event-related potentials and especially P3. Four healthy subjects participated in this experiment during which the headset recorded potential evoked by auditory and visual stimuli. The method, the program of stimuli, the results of the measurements as well as the statistical approaches have already been established in previous studies. The measurements were performed with the headset and the software TestBench attached to the device. Data analysis was performed offline on electrodes FC5, FC6, F3, F4, P7, P8, O1 and O2. The Emotiv EPOC+ headset was capable to distinguish the characteristic deflections of the P3 component of event-related potentials. Even across a small number of subjects and trials the high signal-to-noise ratio of the device did not preclude a statistically significant result. The result obtained can be considered as a first step in determining P3 or other ERP components using Emotiv EPOC+.


Emotiv EPOC+ Event-related potential (ERP) P3 Brain-computer interface (BCI) 


Conflict of Interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorina Ancău
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nicolae-Marius Roman
    • 1
  • Mircea Ancău
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringTechnical University of Cluj-NapocaCluj-NapocaRomania
  2. 2.Faculty of Machine BuildingTechnical University of Cluj-NapocaCluj-NapocaRomania

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