In newer versions of the software, EEGer will automatically configure itself for most amplifiers that are connected to the computer. This streamlines the process of getting started with EEGer and makes it easier to change amplifiers.

Older versions of the software require the amplifier to be configured manually by the user. We recommend updating the software to its latest version to benefit from automatic amplifier detection. For instructions on how to update to the latest version, please see this article for instructions.

How Does This Feature Work?

When EEGer is opened, it will check to see if an EEG amplifier is connected to the computer. If an amplifier is found, EEGer will configure itself for that amplifier and inform the user that a change has been made. If a different model of amplifier is found than what has been configured, the user will be notified that EEGer has changed the amplifier configuration to match the new amplifier.

The automatic selection of amplifiers is a new feature in the software, meaning there are limitations in its current implementation. One of these limitations is that multiple amplifiers 'look' the same to EEGer, so it is unable to identify the specific model that may be connected to the computer. When this happens, EEGer will choose the most common model within that amplifier group and inform the user that an adjustment may be needed. Additionally, the user must enter any required passkeys or serial numbers if using a model of amplifier that requires this information to be entered.

How Do I Manually Configure EEGer for My Amplifier?

  1. Connect the EEG amplifier to the computer.
  2. Open EEGer and navigate to Options>EEGer Configuration Options from the top toolbar of EEGer’s main screen.
  3. Locate 6 Source of EEG/Peripheral Device from the options menu. This will show the amplifier model that EEGer set automatically.
  4. Select the correct model of amplifier from the dropdown.
  5. Press Close preferences window at the bottom of the window to save the new selection.

Manual configuration is only required once, after which EEGer will remember the configured amplifier (unless a different type of amplifier is connected in the future).

What if EEGer Finds No Amplifier?

First, ensure that the amplifier is connected to the computer. Some models of amplifier such as the Neurobit Optima devices require a physical power button to be pressed to connect correctly. Once the amplifier is connected to the computer, close and reopen EEGer. Observe if the amplifier is properly configured during startup.

If issues persist, there may be a driver issue. To correct this, see the articles included below.

Neurobit Optima Driver Issue | Pocket Neurobics Wiz Driver Issue

Note: If the Neurobit Optima is not selectable from the options menu, see this article.

Additional Configuration Articles

For full configuration instructions, see below:

Neurobit Optima Instructions | Pocket Neurobics Wiz Instructions

For assistance with other models of amplifiers, please see the Amplifier Section of our website.

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