Driver drowsiness detection using EEG power spectrum analysis

Awais, M. and Badruddin, N. and Drieberg, M. (2014) Driver drowsiness detection using EEG power spectrum analysis. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Driver drowsiness is considered to be a very critical issue causing many fatal accidents, injuries and property damages. Therefore, it has been an area of intensive research in recent years. In this paper, a driving simulator based study was conducted to observe the significant changes that occur in the EEG power spectrum during monotonous driving. Nine healthy university students voluntarily participated in the experiment. The absolute band power of the EEG signal was computed by taking the FFT of the time series signal and then the power spectral density was computed using Welch method. Our findings conclude that alpha and theta band powers increase significantly (p<0.05) when a subject moves from alert state to drowsy state. These changes are more dominant in the occipital and parietal regions when compared to the other regions. The findings of this study provide a promising drowsiness indicator which can be used to prevent road accidents caused by driver drowsiness. © 2014 IEEE.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Accidents; Electroencephalography; Spectral density, Alpha band power; Driver drowsiness; Driving simulator; Drowsiness; Fatal accidents; Intensive research; Time series signals; University students, Power spectrum
Depositing User: Ms Sharifah Fahimah Saiyed Yeop
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2022 09:04
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022 09:04

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