P16071: MRI-Compatible EEG Cap


Project Summary Project Information

The simultaneous collection of electroencephalogram (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is of interest in research, as the correlation of EEG signals to cerebral blood flow may aid in understanding brain function and aging. Some MRI-compatible EEG caps exist on the market, but these products suffer from several shortcomings; in particular, their high cost, time-consuming setup, and lack of adjustability make these systems impractical for use in most research settings. The primary objective of this project is to design and prototype a universally fit, MRI-compatible EEG cap and software that successfully produces reliable EEG data for up to three hours of continuous use in a 3 tesla Phillips MRI. The cap should be durable, low-cost, and easy to setup.

For the initial project proposal, click here.

Project Name
MRI-Compatible EEG Cap
Project Number
Start Term
2151 (Fall 2015)
End Term
2155 (Spring 2016)
Faculty Guide
George Slack
Primary Customer
Dr. Iris Asllani

Team Members

 Lindsay, Jason, Michael, Kyle, Emily

Lindsay, Jason, Michael, Kyle, Emily

Member Role Contact
Michael Potter Research Engineer mjp2010@rit.edu
Emily Holz Project Manager ekh6929@rit.edu
Kyle Hunkar Lead Engineer kah9099@g.rit.edu
Lindsay Demblowski Public Relations lad8988@rit.edu
Jason Patel Quality Control Manager jap6344@rit.edu

Table of Contents


Project Management

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Subsystem Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test with Customer Demo

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation