EMOTIV, a bioinformatics company aiming to advance understanding of the human brain using electroencephalography (EEG), and X-trodes, a company providing medical-grade wireless home monitoring solutions, are collaborating on a new solution for simultaneous cerebral and physiological measurement that can be used outside the laboratory setting.
The collaboration combines X-trodes wearable sensing technology with EmotivPRO, EMOTIV’s EEG data platform for neuroscience research. X-trodes’ sticker-based sensors are particularly beneficial for several use cases where larger EEG devices are not ideal, such as sleep studies and kinesiology research. EMOTIV customers can now use X-trodes dry-printed electrodes to stream user-generated data through the EmotivPRO mobile app for processing and analysis on EMOTIV’s cloud platform. Meanwhile, X-trodes users can contribute to and benefit from EMOTIV’s brain data repository – the largest, most diverse and secure on the planet.
Tan Le, Founder and CEO of EMOTIV, said, “Our community will immediately benefit from the ability to study brain function in a range of novel circumstances and environments. Adding new sensors to our platform that can accurately measure brain signals in natural environments creates exciting new opportunities for clinical research. The freedom to continuously measure and analyze real-world data without the limitations of the lab is a game-changer.”
The X-trodes solution works like a smart skin. It includes dry-printed multi-electrode patches for measuring EEG, EMG, and ECG signals, along with an associated Data Acquisition Unit (DAU). The discreet electrode patches are easy to apply, conform to the skin without the need for gels or solutions, and can be worn comfortably for long periods of time. The solution is robust, flexible and completely wireless, allowing use in any environment and while performing any physical activity.
Ziv Peremen, CEO of X-trodes, said, “We are proud to partner with EMOTIV, which has led the revolution in making brain research accessible to everyone. Combining our wearable technology with EMOTIV’s expertise and commercial reach will facilitate the introduction of a truly user-friendly end-to-end solution for measuring brain and physiological signals. »