A brain-computer interface (BCI) is a new communication channel between the human brain and a digital computer. The ambitious goal of a BCI is finally the restoration of movements, communication and environmental control for handicapped people. An electroencephalogram (EEG) based brain-computer interface was connected with a Virtual Reality system in order to control a smart home application. It offers an alternative to natural communication and control. It is an artificial system that bypasses the body’s normal efficient pathways, which are the neuromuscular output channels.
Different brain states are the result of different patterns of neural interaction. These patterns lead to waves characterized by different amplitudes and frequencies. This neural interaction is done with multiple neurons. Every interaction between neurons creates a minuscule electrical discharge. This project deals with the signals from brain. Different brain states are the result of different patterns of neural interaction. These patterns lead to waves characterized by different amplitudes and frequencies. The signal generated by brain was received by the brain sensor and it will divide into packets and the packet data transmitted to wireless medium (blue tooth).the wave measuring unit will receive the brain wave raw data and it will convert into signal using MATLAB GUI platform. Then the instructions will be sending to the home section to operate the modules (bulb, fan). The project operated with human brain assumption and the ON/OFF condition of home appliance is based on changing the muscle movement with blinking.
Matlab GUI for Brain Controlled Home Automation
- Mind Wave Mobile Or Brainsense
- Laptop or Pc
- Arduino Uno/Mega
- Bluetooth Module ( HC-05 )
- USB Cable for Arduino
- Bluetooth dongle, if your pc does not have internal Bluetooth
- Relay Module
- Home appliances
- Matlab 2013b (32 bit)
- Arduino IDE
By using BCI technolgy, brain actuated application can be donbe mainly for the paralyzed people who cannot move phisically. In here controlling appliance by using Brain is done with the help of Brainsense.