Figure 4. The BrainAmp ExG MR in the recommended position at the foot end of the scanner bed. The measurement in the example is sEMG from the lower leg using Multitrode MR with 40 cm lead wires. (Image used with courtesy of Siemens Healthineers

A guide to peripheral physiology measurements using the BrainAmp ExG MR – Part 1: Let’s focus on EMG

by Dr. Tracy Warbrick (Brain Products Application Specialist EEG-fMRI) and Dr. Robert Stoermer (Brain Products Head of Technical Support) Abstract Measuring peripheral physiological signals during fMRI can add valuable information about physiological processes to your studies. Our BrainAmp ExG MR can be used to record bipolar signals such as surface EMG and ECG, and signals…

New entitlement management system (EMS)

The latest news on dongles: upgrade your old Analyzer 2 key today and learn about our new license update portal

by Dipl.-Psych. Michael Hoppstädter Scientific Consultant (Brain Products) License dongles have always been used for our various Brain Products software. As both dongle technology and software evolve, we recently changed the dongle policies for BrainVision Analyzer 2. Additionally, we switched to a new license management system which will make updates for all our software dongles…

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Short & sweet tips from our Technical Support team

by Dr. David Schubring Scientific Consultant (Brain Products) The following 2 quick tips on “Disinfection Concentrates” and “Preventing a Deep Discharge of your Amplifier Batteries” are general reminders, but especially notable during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.  Whitelist of recommended disinfection concentrates for Caps and Electrodes For disinfection against SARS-CoV-2 we recommend the Perfektan TB disinfecting…

Analyzer Single License Dongle

A pocket guide to BrainVision Analyzer 2 licensing

by Dr.-Ing. Kidist Mideksa Scientific Consultant & User Application Test Manager (Brain Products) This article provides an overview of the dongles which have been used for providing BrainVision Analyzer 2 licenses. It paves the way with a step-by-step instruction for easy installation and troubleshooting for both single and multi-user licenses. BrainVision Analyzer 2 licenses are…

Choosing your reference – and why it matters

by Laura Leuchs, Ph.D. Scientific Consultant (Brain Products)     How does the reference affect my data? What happens during re-referencing? This article provides some useful information about referencing that might help you choosing the optimal reference for your data analysis. Abstract After introducing the general concept of (re-)referencing, some effects of the reference on…

Tips for a better CapTrak experience

by Dr. Pedro M. R. Reis Scientific Consultant (Brain Products) Abstract Accurate source localization needs accurate electrode positions. With the CapTrak users can accurately and quickly acquire positions of all Brain Products active electrodes. However, a few things should be considered to ensure a quick and successful electrode localization. By understanding the basic concepts behind the…