An automatic device to convert electroencephalograph records into digital form

Department of Electroencephalography, Winnipeg General Hospital, Winnipeg, Canada; Department of Physiology, University of Manitoba Canada
Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology 06/1961; DOI: 10.1016/0013-4694(61)90021-9

ABSTRACT A device has been described which is capable of converting standard EEG records into digital or numerical form so that these figures may be operated on by electronic computers. The device scans up to eight channels of EEG records, measures the amplitude of the record at 0.5 mm intervals and presents the digital data in printed form as well as on computer tape. The accuracy and limitations of the device are described.

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