Abstract: This paper presents a project on the development of a cursor control emulating the typical operations of a computer-mouse, using gyroscope and eye-blinking electromyographic signals which are obtained through a commercial 16-electrode wireless headset, recently released by Emotiv. The cursor position is controlled using information from a gyroscope included in the headset. The clicks are generated through the user’s blinking with an adequate detection procedure based on the spectral-like technique called Empirical Mode Decomposition (EMD). EMD is proposed as a simple and quick computational tool, yet effective, aimed to artifact reduction from head movements as well as a method to detect blinking signals for mouse control. Kalman filter is used as state estimator for mouse position control and jitter removal. The detection rate obtained in average was 94.9%. Experimental setup and some obtained results are presented.
Keywords: gyroscope-driven; empirical mode decomposition; Kalman filter, electroencephalographic signals
This is an open access article distributed under the
Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution,
and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Export to BibTeX
MDPI and ACS Style
Rosas-Cholula, G.; Ramirez-Cortes, J.M.; Alarcon-Aquino, V.; Gomez-Gil, P.; Rangel-Magdaleno, J.J.; Reyes-Garcia, C. Gyroscope-Driven Mouse Pointer with an EMOTIV® EEG Headset and Data Analysis Based on Empirical Mode Decomposition. Sensors 2013, 13, 10561-10583.
Rosas-Cholula G, Ramirez-Cortes JM, Alarcon-Aquino V, Gomez-Gil P, Rangel-Magdaleno JJ, Reyes-Garcia C. Gyroscope-Driven Mouse Pointer with an EMOTIV® EEG Headset and Data Analysis Based on Empirical Mode Decomposition. Sensors. 2013; 13(8):10561-10583.
Rosas-Cholula, Gerardo; Ramirez-Cortes, Juan M.; Alarcon-Aquino, Vicente; Gomez-Gil, Pilar; Rangel-Magdaleno, Jose J.; Reyes-Garcia, Carlos. 2013. "Gyroscope-Driven Mouse Pointer with an EMOTIV® EEG Headset and Data Analysis Based on Empirical Mode Decomposition." Sensors 13, no. 8: 10561-10583.