Cognitive impairments in human brain due to wireless signals and systems

An experimental study using EEG signal analysis

Aisha Al-Qahtani, Adnan Nasir, Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Khalid Qaraqe

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Abstract

Ubiquitous availability of wireless and electronic devices has raised some health alarms among the masses. There exist possible malign effects of electromagnetic radiations on the human body, and especially on the brain due to existence of radio frequency (RF) signals close to the human head. The increased usage of contemporary wireless technologies around us has raised major concerns about their harmful impact on human brain's communication signals (neural oscillations). Thorough investigations are required to answer whether or not these wireless devises and RF signals interfere with human brain's signals and are directly responsible for physiological and behavioral aspects. This answer is mutually valuable for health care providers and technology experts. This paper investigates the effects of RF radiations emitted by electronic devices on the cognition ability of the brain and its behavioral impingement. In this context, this study utilized the Emotiv EEG signal recording tool to study the behavior of the brain's EEG signals both under normal conditions and under the influence of RF signals. The findings are interesting and the experiments have indicated some possible effects and abnormalities due to the RF radiations on the normal conditions and cognition of the brain's signal. Further investigations is anticipated to open a plethora of useful applications and investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 Oct 201312 Oct 2013

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Other2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period9/10/1312/10/13

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Signal analysis
Electroencephalography
Brain
Radio
Cognition
Wireless Technology
Radiation
Electromagnetic Radiation
Equipment and Supplies
Biomedical Technology
Aptitude
Human Body
Health Personnel
Cognitive Dysfunction
Communication
Head
Health care
Electromagnetic waves
Health
Availability

Keywords

  • behavioral analysis
  • EEG signal analysis
  • RF Radiations and cognitive impairments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Health Informatics

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Al-Qahtani, A., Nasir, A., Shakir, M. Z., & Qaraqe, K. (2013). Cognitive impairments in human brain due to wireless signals and systems: An experimental study using EEG signal analysis. In 2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013 [6720780] https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2013.6720780

Cognitive impairments in human brain due to wireless signals and systems : An experimental study using EEG signal analysis. / Al-Qahtani, Aisha; Nasir, Adnan; Shakir, Muhammad Zeeshan; Qaraqe, Khalid.

2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013. 2013. 6720780.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Al-Qahtani, A, Nasir, A, Shakir, MZ & Qaraqe, K 2013, Cognitive impairments in human brain due to wireless signals and systems: An experimental study using EEG signal analysis. in 2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013., 6720780, 2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013, Lisbon, Portugal, 9/10/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2013.6720780
Al-Qahtani A, Nasir A, Shakir MZ, Qaraqe K. Cognitive impairments in human brain due to wireless signals and systems: An experimental study using EEG signal analysis. In 2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013. 2013. 6720780 https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2013.6720780
Al-Qahtani, Aisha ; Nasir, Adnan ; Shakir, Muhammad Zeeshan ; Qaraqe, Khalid. / Cognitive impairments in human brain due to wireless signals and systems : An experimental study using EEG signal analysis. 2013 IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2013. 2013.
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