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Method and apparatus for extraction of low-frequency artifacts from brain waves for alertness detection

United States Patent

*** EXPIRED ***
May 6, 1997
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Methods and apparatus automatically detect alertness in humans by monitoring and analyzing brain wave signals. Steps include: acquiring the brain wave (EEG or MEG) data from the subject, digitizing the data, separating artifact data from raw data, and comparing trends in f-data to alertness indicators, providing notification of inadequate alertness.
Clapp; Ned E. (Knoxville, TN), Hively; Lee M. (Knoxville, TN)
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
08/ 619,031
March 20, 1996
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DEAC05-84OR21400 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc.