TETRA mobile radios interfere with electroencephalography recording equipment


We observed an anomaly in the human electroencephalogram (EEG) associated with exposure to terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA) Radiofrequency Fields (RF). Here, we characterize the time and frequency components of the anomaly and demonstrate that it is an artefact caused by TETRA RF interfering with the EEG recording equipment and not by any direct or indirect effect on the brain.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2013.04.009
Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
College of Health & Life Sciences > Clinical and Systems Neuroscience
College of Health & Life Sciences > Aston Institute of Health & Neurodevelopment (AIHN)
College of Health & Life Sciences
Additional Information: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Medical engineering and physics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Fouquet, NC, Hawken, MB, Elliott, P & Burgess, AP, 'TETRA mobile radios interfere with electroencephalography recording equipment' Medical engineering and physics, vol In Press, Corrected Proof (2013) DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.medengphy.2013.04.009
Uncontrolled Keywords: terrestrial trunked radio,electroencephalography,radio waves/adverse effects,telecommunications/instrumentation
Publication ISSN: 1873-4030
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2013-11
Published Online Date: 2013-05-16
Authors: Fouquet, Nathalie
Hawken, Malcolm B.
Elliott, Paul
Burgess, Adrian P. (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-0977-8105)



Version: Accepted Version

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