In newer versions of the software, EEGer will automatically configure itself for the amplifier that is connected to the computer. This greatly streamlines the process of getting started with EEGer, as well as makes it easier to change amplifiers in the future.

In older versions of the software, the amplifier has to be manually configured by the user. We recommend updating to the latest version of the software to automate this process. To update to the latest version of the software, 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 no amplifier is connected at startup, EEGer will notify the user that no amplifier was found. If a different model of amplifier is found, 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. There are limitations in its current implementation.

For example, multiple amplifiers ‘look’ the same to EEGer. If one of these amplifiers is connected, EEGer can not identify the specific model that is connected to the computer. In this event, EEGer will choose the most common model within that amplifier group. EEGer will also tell the user that they may need to manually configure the amplifier to the correct model within EEGer’s settings.

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 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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