EMOTIV, a bioinformatics company advancing understanding of the human brain using electroencephalography (EEG), and X-trodes, a company bringing wireless medical-grade monitoring solutions to the home environment, today announced collaboration on a new solution for simultaneous brain and physiological measurement that can be used outside of the lab setting.
The collaboration pairs X-trodes' wearable sensing technology with EmotivPRO, EMOTIV's EEG data platform for neuroscience research. X-trodes' sticker-based sensors are especially beneficial for a number of use cases where larger EEG devices are not ideal, such as sleep studies and kinesiology research. EMOTIV customers can now use X-trodes' proprietary dry-printed electrodes to stream user-generated data through the EmotivPRO mobile app for processing and analysis on EMOTIV's cloud-based platform. Meanwhile, X-trodes users can contribute to and benefit from EMOTIV's brain data repository – the largest, most diverse, and most secure on the planet.
"Our community will immediately benefit from the ability to study how the brain works in a range of new circumstances and environments," said Tan Le, founder and CEO of EMOTIV. "Adding new sensors to our platform that can accurately measure brain signals in natural settings 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."
X-trodes' solution operates as a smart skin. It comprises dry-printed multi-electrode patches for EEG, EMG, and ECG signal measurement, and an accompanying 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 comfortably worn for extended periods. The solution is robust, flexible, and completely wireless, enabling use in any environment and while performing any physical activity.
"We are proud to partner with EMOTIV, which has led the revolution for making brain research accessible to everyone," said Ziv Peremen, Ph.D., CEO of X-trodes. "Combining our wearable technology with EMOTIV's expertise and market reach will facilitate the introduction of a truly user-friendly, end-to-end solution for brain and physiological signal measurement."