Before the home-user can run live sessions, a Client ID must be initialized by the supervising clinician. This initialization process tells the home use system the exact Client ID to use and, importantly, what session plan and permissions to allow. The clinician has full control over the type and number of sessions that a home-user is allowed to run.

The home use system will display a countdown of remaining session permissions on the main screen of the software, as well as when existing session permissions are set to expire (if within 30 days of expiration date). As the home-user trains with EEGer, the supervising clinician will create update files. These update files modify the session permissions for the home-user and make adjustments to their session plan.

There are two ways for home use client information to be stored in 440s: an external storage device such as a flash drive, or storing the information directly on the computer using an EKC file. 

Home Use Initialization File (EKC)

440s introduces the ability to initialize home use clients directly onto the home use system. This removes the need for a Home Use Flash Drive, and simplifies the process of home use with EEGer. Importantly, this feature does not reduce the supervising clinician’s ability to control over the type or number of sessions allowed on the home-use system.

Do the simplicity it introduces, it is recommended to use EKC files for initializing home use clients wherever possible. If the home-user is not on the latest branch of the software, however, they will still need to use a flash drive to use EEGer in home use mode.

Home Use Flash Drive

When in clinical mode, EEGer saves client and session information to the computer by default. When using a home use flash drive, the software instead saves all client and session data to a USB storage device initialized by the supervising clinician.

The USB storage device is typically a flash drive, but could be any initialized USB device which meets the formatting requirements for EEGer files. For the purposes of our resources, the storage device will commonly be referred to as a flash drive or as the home use flash drive.

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