The New Wireless EEG Device Mentalab Explore is a Valid and Reliable System for the Measurement of Resting State EEG Spectral Features

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Hasan Batuhan Dirik

Eskisehir Technical University - Faculty of Sport Sciences

Abdulkerim Darendeli

Cumhuriyet University

Hayri Ertan

Eskisehir Technical University - Faculty of Sport Sciences

Abstract

Technological advancements in neuroscience have provided many conveniences to scientists, researchers, and consumers. The emerging electroencephalography (EEG) devices is a good
example for it. The objective of this study was to investigate the validity and reliability of a new wireless EEG device Mentalab Explore for resting-state EEG (rsEEG) recordings in eyes
open and eyes closed conditions. Twenty-three healthy subjects were recruited for the study. The subjects visited the laboratory on two occasions. On the first day, both devices were used
to record rsEEG data, and after 24 hours, only the Mentalab Explore was used to record rsEEG for test-retest reliability analysis. We compared the alpha peak frequency, suppression, and mean power between the two devices. Intraclass correlation coefficient was calculated for testretest reliability analysis. There were no significant differences in alpha peak frequency or suppression between the clinical-grade and the new devices for O1 and O2 channels in eyesclosed condition. The two measurements completed ∼24 h apart using the Mentalab system were similar for all the variables. There were also significant correlations between the devices and test-retest measurements for alpha peak frequency, suppression, and power. We showed that the consumer-grade Mentalab Explore with gel electrodes is a reliable and valid EEG recording device for rsEEG spectral features.

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Funding Information: None.

Declaration of Interests: The authors of the manuscript declare no conflict of interest. We declare no other associations such as consultancies, stock ownership, other equity interests or patent-licensing arrangements.

Ethics Approval Statement: This study was approved by the ethical committee of Eskisehir Technical University (E-87914409-050.03.04-79156). The risks and benefits associated with the study were explained to the participants, and a written informed consent was obtained from them.

Keywords: Berger effect, eeg signal quality, power spectral density, wireless eeg

Suggested Citation

Dirik, Hasan Batuhan and Darendeli, Abdulkerim and Ertan, Hayri, The New Wireless EEG Device Mentalab Explore is a Valid and Reliable System for the Measurement of Resting State EEG Spectral Features. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4209856 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4209856

Hasan Batuhan Dirik (Contact Author)

Eskisehir Technical University - Faculty of Sport Sciences ( email )

Abdulkerim Darendeli

Cumhuriyet University ( email )

Sivas
United States

Hayri Ertan

Eskisehir Technical University - Faculty of Sport Sciences ( email )

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