Neurobit Systems news
New Neurobit Optima models
We are just introducing 6 products, especially Neurobit Optima+ models, with many additional functions.
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1 measurement of respiratory effort with a belt
2 3rd or 5th; currently it enables to mark events with a button
3 with software setup of connections between 4 channels and the cap electrodes
Neurobit Driver & API 4.0
Support for 6 new device models has been added. In the device settings window, for Neurobit Optima+ models, there are new tabs for EEG cap and extra digital channel, among other things. Some more improvements have been introduced as well, including extra messages for BioExplorer software.
Neurobit Recorder 2.0
This version includes all new features of Neurobit Driver 4.0. Moreover, it enables to show recorded signals in realtime with EDFBrowser. Import of settings file created for different Optima model (e.g. an older device) is now possible, as well. More info and download: Neurobit Recorder versions.
Neurobit Recorder ver. 1.2
Information about changes and download: Neurobit Recorder versions.
Converter of BioExplorer session files
For professional users we have just released a free software tool converting native BioExplorer session files to EDF standard files. They can be read in many applications for biosignal analysis and review.
More details and download: bxs2edf.
Neurobit Optima firmware v. 1.2
Several important functions connected with power supply control have been improved.
We recommend users of Optima equipment to upgrade the firmware according to instructions included in the user's manual.
New EEG electrodes
Neurobit Optima equipment is now delivered with disposable Ag/AgCl disk EEG electrodes for use with conductive paste in hairy sites, instead of reusable Ag cup electrodes. For hairless locations, such as mastoid process behind ear (used instead of earlobe), disposable self-adhesive Ag/AgCl electrodes are now used.
The new electrodes have lower noise in low frequency (Delta) band, keep better on the head and allow to eliminate electrode cleaning and disinfection stage.
Neurobit Optima multimodal kits
Multimodal biofeedback & physiological measurement sets with Neurobit Optima units are now available for direct online ordering. They include all necessary sensors and materials for EEG, sEMG, HRV, GSR, skin temperature and respiratory airflow.
Mind-Body Training Tools software supports Neurobit Optima
A new Mind-Body Training Tools software package by York Mind-Body Health (UK) using our equipment enables anti-stress and peak performance training with multimodal biofeedback. Optimal psychophysiological state is achieved with measurement and modification of several biosignals:
- brainwaves (EEG),
- Heart Rate Variability (HRV),
- muscle tension (EMG),
- skin temperature and
- skin conductance (GSR).
Extended warranty period
We have extended warranty on Neurobit Optima and Neurobit Lite devices to 2 years.
The new warranty period applies to orders since March 19th, 2012.
eBioo software supports Neurobit Optima
Just released eBioo 1.0 is a new neurofeedback software supporting Neurobit Optima equipment. A few eBioo versions are available: Tuner (2-channel), Trainer (4-channel) and free Starter (3-month functionally limited demo).
Neurobit Optima manual in Spanish
Instruction manual and some additional documentation for Neurobit Optima equipment are now available in Spanish.
TEMP biofeedback sensor
Skin temperature measurement is used in classic biofeedback for stress reduction. Such training can be applied independently or as an introduction to neurofeedback session.
TEMP sensor for Neurobit Optima equipment is characterized by high resolution of measurement (better than 0.01°C) and high absolute accuracy (0.2°C), and small diameter of the tip (2mm) gives fast reaction.
The same sensor mounted under the nose can measure respiratory airflow.
The new sensor requires ver. 1.1 (or newer) of the device firmware.
A package of software upgrades
The following upgrades are available:
- Neurobit Optima firmware 1.1,
- Neurobit Driver & API 3.2,
- Neurobit Recorder 1.1,
- Package 1.2 of protocols for BrainBay 1.8 application.
Active shielding in Neurobit Optima
We have added the option of active shielding of measurement cables, which reduces artifacts associated with cable movements. EEG electrodes with shielded cables are available on special request. Widespread electrodes with non-shielded wires still can be used.
Neurobit Systems in PSTP
We have become a Partner of Pomeranian Science and Technology Park.
Neurobit Driver & API 3.1
Among other things, Status tab has been added in the device settings window during normal measurement session. It enables to see detailed status (of each measurement channel) if it is not shown directly in an application window.
BioExplorer software supports Neurobit Optima equipment
BioExplorer release 1.6 (full version) includes drivers for our new products.
Package of protocols for BrainBay application
A free package of BrainBay designs, including protocols for neurofeedback peak performance training,
EEG monitoring, and peripheral biofeedback, has been prepared for users of our equipment.
List of designs:
Alpha-Theta | Attention | Clarity* (2-channel) | Depth | Energy | Focus | Language | Peak | Relax | Synchrony* (2-channel) | Mirror* (2-channel) | Monitor (1 or 2-channel),
- EMG* (muscle activity),
- GSR* (galvanic skin response),
- HR* (heart rate).
Many of the designs are computerized versions of the protocols built-in into Neurobit Lite device. Now they are available also for Neurobit Optima equipment.
* Some protocols require Neurobit Optima device. Peripheral biofeedback may require additional sensors.
BrainBay software supports Neurobit equipment
All Neurobit Optima and Neurobit Lite devices interoperate with BrainBay - versatile software for biofeedback.
BioEra software supports Neurobit Optima equipment
BioEra v. 2.3.86 or newer is required.
That release also includes some improvements for Neurobit Lite devices (especially IrComm2k driver is no longer required for communication).
We introduce Neurobit Optima™ devices
This family of multichannel, portable, highly versatile equipment can be used both for neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback), as well as peripheral types of biofeedback, including EMG, HRV, GSR and TEMP. High measurement resolution and flexible configuration makes Neurobit Optima suitable also for physiological data acquisition in various research and technology applications.
Free Neurobit Recorder application
This simple, yet creating many possibilities application for Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000 enables to record physiological signals collected wirelessly with Neurobit Optima or Neurobit Lite devices. Data can be stored in European Data Format (EDF) or text file, which can be imported by many signal analysis or spreadsheet applications, such as EEGLAB for Matlab or Excel. For Neurobit Optima devices, the Neurobit Recorder can also test electrode-skin impedances & input circuit continuity.
Neurobit API 3.0
The latest version of Application Programming Interface based on new concepts:
- uniformly supports all models of Neurobit devices with abstract device information services;
- can serve simultaneous measurements with several Neurobit devices in one application instance;
- supports various communication protocols, including Bluetooth.
Neurobit Lite firmware 2.8
Brainwave Monitor protocol
The new protocol is intended for monitoring of general brainwave state. It gives visual and audio information about basic 4 EEG bands (Theta, Alpha, SMR and Beta). The device's screen shows bar indicators and digital values of relative signal amplitudes in those bands. A dominant band is marked on the screen and signaled with sounds in phones. Each band is connected with specific instrument tone.
History of scores
Average scores of past neurofeedback sessions are stored in non-volatile memory of the device. A new function enables to browse list of the scores.
Neurobit API 2.0
The new version of Application Programming Interface has been adjusted to the most recent Microsoft operating system - Windows Vista. The interface is now easier in use and does not require additional driver of virtual serial port. The new version can also be used under older Windows systems (NT/2000/XP/2003 Server). The API is free of charge for non-commercial applications.
Neurobit Lite in Spanish
The device's menu and instruction manual are now also available in Spanish.
Neurobit Lite firmware 2.1
New built-in neurofeedback protocols and more
High theta band protocol for closed eyes. It promote mind/body integration, self-regulation and well-being. The protocol can also be helpful in classical meditation.
Alpha-theta crossover protocol supports visualization, meditation, enhanced creativity and performance, to name a few. Similar training is often used for recovery from trauma and addictions as well.
The protocol is protected against shift to lower frequency theta waves, which could cause drowsiness. When such waves are becoming too high, warning signal is generated.
Software developers of PC applications processing EEG data can now integrate their software with Neurobit Lite device even faster and easier, using our API. It can be adopted to any operating system and programming language. API is free of charge.
- Wireless connectivity with PC, using IrDA standard of infrared communication.
- Interoperation with popular biofeedback software: BioExplorer and BioEra.
- EEG sampling frequency up to 1024Hz is now available.
- Firmware download to the device, with free upgrades available in the web.
Wide compatibility with systems and platforms. Many portable computers are equipped with built-in infrared hardware. For desktop PCs not including the hardware, non-expensive adapters for USB port are available.
It allows additional EEG data processing, storage and presentations. With real-time processing on PC, user-defined training protocols are also available. Demo versions of BioExplorer and BioEra are available.
The device enables high EEG sampling frequency (up to 1024 Hz) and wide frequency band (up to 100 Hz). Both parameters can be controlled by the user for measurements transmitted to PC.
We still develop out products. And biofeedback is constantly enriching field. You can successively receive new device features and improvements - without physical unit delivery to support service, and with no costs.