Call for Paper - November 2022 Edition
IJCA solicits original research papers for the November 2022 Edition. Last date of manuscript submission is October 20, 2022. Read More

Development of a portable DAQ-based Electroencephalogram System

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Saeed Mohsen, Abdelhalim Zekry, Mohamed Abouela, Ahmed Elshazly

Mohamed Abouela Saeed Mohsen Abdelhalim Zekry and Ahmed Elshazly. Development of a portable DAQ-based Electroencephalogram System. International Journal of Computer Applications 142(5):33-38, May 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Saeed Mohsen, Abdelhalim Zekry, Mohamed Abouela and Ahmed Elshazly},
	title = {Development of a portable DAQ-based Electroencephalogram System},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {May 2016},
	volume = {142},
	number = {5},
	month = {May},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {33-38},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016909810},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


This paper presents a virtual electronic system for measuring the EEG signals. The system consists of electrodes, an instrumentation amplifier, filters and a DAQ card with LabVIEW application on a personal computer. The system is developed for displaying, measuring, analyzing and recording the EEG signals. The system is practically implemented with success where the experimental results are verified with simulation results.


  1. N. Verma et al, "A Micro-Power EEG Acquisition SoC with Integrated Feature Extraction Processor for a Chronic Seizure Detection System", IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 804-816, April 2010.
  2. R. Dilmaghani et al, "Design and Implementation of a Wireless Multi-Channel EEG Recording", in IEEE, IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, Newcastle, UK, pp. 741-746, 2010.
  3. X. Chen and J. Wang, "Design and Implementation of A Wearable, Wireless EEG Recording System", in 5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, Wuhan, CN, pp. 1-4, 2011.
  4. D.-G. Kim, K.-S. Hong, and K.-W. Chung, "Implementation of Portable Multi-Channel EEG and Head Motion Signal Acquisition System", in 8th International Conference on Computing and Network Technology, Gueongju, KR, pp. 370-375, 2012.
  5. J.-S. Lin and S.-M. Huang, "An FPGA-Based Brain-Computer Interface for Wireless Electric Wheelchairs", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 284-287, pp. 1616-1621, 2013.
  6. Drakulic, B.S. Berry, S.J. Sterman, M.B., "A portable EEG recording system", Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 1989. Images of the Twenty-First Century., IEEE Proc. of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering, Vol. 5, pp.1395-1396, Nov 1989.
  7. Filipe, S. Charvet, G. Foerster, M. Porcherot, J. Beche, J.F. Bonnet, S. Audebert, P. Regis, G. Zongo, B. Robinet, S. Condemine, C.Mestais, C.Guillemaud, R., "A wireless multichannel EEG recording platform, “Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,EMBC, IEEE 2011 Annual International Conference, pp.6319-6322, 2011.
  8. Saadi, H. Ferroukhi, M. Attari, M., "Development of wireless high immunity EEG recording system" ,Electronic Devices, Systems and Applications (ICEDSA), 2011 International Conference, pp.120, 124, 25-27 ,April 2011.
  9. Junwei Duan, Changhao Chen, Sio Hang Pun, Feng Wan, Peng Un Mak, Pui In Mak, Mang I Vai, Yong Hu, "A Wearable Wireless General Purpose Bio-signal Acquisition Prototype System for Home Healthcare, "Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (iCBEB), 2012 International Conference, pp.1176, 1179, 28-30 ,May 2012.
  10. Nassir, A. Barnea, O., "Wireless body-area network for detection of sleep disorders", Electrical & Electronics Engineers in Israel (IEEEI), 2012 IEEE 27th Convention, pp.1-5, Nov 2012.
  12. John G Webster, "Medical Instrumentation: Application and Design, 3rded", New York: John Wiley &Sons Inc., 1998.
  13. R. Dilmaghani, M. Ghavami, K. Cumar, A Dualeh, S. Gomes Da Sousa, R. Salleh Mohd, M. Sekanderzada, H. Koke, "Design and Implementation aWireless Multi channel EEG Recording", London, pp.741-746, 2010.
  14. David Wang, "Using my DAQ and LabVIEW to Develop a Single-Channel EEG for a Multi-Modality Epileptic Seizure Detection Platform", In 39th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, 2013.
  15. Yang Minglng, Ai Qingsong and Liu Quan,"Design of a High- Performance EEG Acquisition System for Unshielded Environment", in IEEE, pp.202-206, china, 2012.


Electroencephalogram (EEG), Data Acquisition (DAQ), Laboratory Virtual Instruments Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW).