Unlike other home-based neurofeedback solutions, EEGer provides home-users with essentially the same version of the software that clinicians use. This allows home-users the convenience of operating the system in their own home while not sacrificing the quality of neurofeedback they could receive by going into a clinician’s office. Troubleshooting issues are also made easier, as the clinician has similar controls on their system (with slight differences).

As a supervising clinician, you will use your clinical EEGer system to control the session plan and session permissions for your home-user. An EEGer home-user must work with a supervising clinician who uses a clinical version of the software. This allows the home-user to receive updates to their session plan and home use permissions. The supervising clinician will also be responsible for instructing the home-user on the basics of neurofeedback and running a session using EEGer. This includes attaching electrodes, operating the computer, navigating the software, checking impedance, identifying artifact, correcting errors reported by the software, and sending and installing files.

While very similar to EEGer’s clinical mode, the home use mode is different in a few important ways:

  1. The home-user must have a USB storage drive connected to the computer at all times (in addition to their EEGer dongle) to run live sessions. This home use flash drive stores session and client information set by the supervising clinician.
  2. EEGer’s home use mode restricts functionality related to creating new clients, editing client information, or altering the session plan or protocols for a Client ID when in home use mode.
  3. Some menu options in the home use mode are labelled differently than they are on a system using EEGer’s clinical mode. It is important for the supervising clinician to learn these differences to effectively support their home-user in the operation of the home use system.

The EEGer software has a useful feature which allows the clinical software to be forced into home use mode for training or testing purposes. This is very helpful during troubleshooting and to familiarize yourself with the differences found in the home use software. More information on this feature can be found in the Forced Home Use Mode section of this guide.

Some home use features present in EEGer’s clinical mode are only enabled to clinicians who supervise home use systems. These features are enabled by EEG Store when a clinician purchases a home use system or decides to supervise a home-user. An updated clinical keyfile will be provided to enable these features.If a clinician already supervises a home-user and has the required enable, they will not need a new clinical keyfile to supervise an additional home-user.

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