Research

Physiological data acquisition

Measure and analyze physiological signals from the human body and brain. Our wireless physiological data acquisition systems are integrated and easy to use. With NeXus and BioTrace+ Software we offer a powerful research tool to measure a wide range of physiological signals as a response to certain events, emotions and stimuli. Hundreds of universities, hospitals, and research centers are using our solutions for multimodal data acquisition. The following physiological data can be measured with our solutions:

 

Why NeXus by Mind Media?

  • Multimodal and integrated data acquisition from 4 to 32 channels
  • Sample rates up to 2.048 Hz in 24 bit resolution
  • Wireless Bluetooth for freedom in movement
  • USB for maximum sample rates and data quality
  • Active shielding for minimal noise and movement artifacts
  • Event trigger interface for synchronization
  • Card memory for ambulant recordings
  • Medical CE certified (IIa), FDA registered (II)
  • Export and import of several data formats like ASCII, EDF(+) or other formats
  • Flexible software for building own research designs or protocols

Interface for synchronization

In order to accurately synchronize events, triggers can be sent through the NeXus Trigger Interface (NTI). The NTI monitors stimuli/events and synchronizes these with the physiological signals. Different types of events can be monitored simultaneously. The NTI measures all of its inputs with 2048 samples/second. By use of RS232, the NeXus can also acquire events sent by E-prime and Presentation.

Developer Tools & SDK

Flexible software for building own research designs or protocols. BioTrace+ has highly configurable screens and a script editor. In the screen editor mode, screens can be customized or built from scratch.

Software Development Kit (SDK) for even more interfacing and editing options. The SDK provides you with tools for custom programming within BioTrace+ or for creating your own C++ program interfacing with the raw data of the NeXus. 

Publications

Overview of published articles with NeXus by Mind Media

TitleYearTypePublicationInstitution
Heart rate variability predicts therapy outcome in pain-predominant multisomatoform disorder Angelovski A, Sattel H, Henningsen P, Sack M 2016Journal Journal of Psychosomatic Research  
   
Endogenus pain inhibition is unrelated to autonomic responses in acute whiplash-associated disorders MD Patrick Cras 2015Journal Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development52.4  
   
Psychophysiological response to cognitive workload during symmetrical, asymmetrical and dual-task walking Knaepen K, Marusic U, Crea S, Rodríguez Guerrero CD, Vitiello N, Pattyn N, Mairesse O, Lefeber D, Meeusen R 2014Journal Human Movement Sciences  
   
Neurofeedback as nonpharmalogical treatment for adults with Attention-defifit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial K Mayer, SN Wyckoff, AJ Fraligatter, 2015Journal Trials  
   
Specific effects of EEG based neurofeedback training on memory functions in post-stroke victims Kober SE, Schweiger D, Witte M, Louise Reichert J, Grieshofer P, Neuper C and Wood G 2015Journal Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation  
   

Physiological data acquisition equipment

Mind Media offers the following equipment for physiological data acquisition and psychophysiological research

NeXus-32
  • 21 channels of unipolar EEG with EEG Cap, up to 24 channels possible
  • 4 channels of bipolar EMG or EEG ECG, EOG
  • 4 channels of peripheral signals for pulse, respiration, skin conductance, temperature
  • NeXus Trigger Interface
  • Including starter kit for qEEG, neurofeedback and biofeedback
  • Data export (Compatible with NeuroGuide)
  • ERP
NeXus-10 MKII
  • 1-4 channels of bipolar EEG or EMG. Combination EEG and EMG is also possible
  • 4 channels of peripheral signals for pulse, respiration, skin conductance, temperature
  • Including starter kit for biofeedback and neurofeedback
  • NeXus Trigger Interface
NeXus-4
  • Entry-level solution for biofeedback and neurofeedback incl. starter kit
  • Up to 2 channels EEG or sEMG
  • 2 channels for signals like pulse, respiration, skin conductance or temperature
  • Reliable high quality signals and wireless data transfer
  • Comes with easy to use software