EEG compatibility , what kind of EEG's can i connect to Max and How?

    Dec 09 2012 | 3:07 pm
    what kind of EEG's can i connect to Max and How?
    Hi, Im new using Max with EEG I have serch in the forum and I found
    but i want to know if max can receive information of other EEG interfaces that has an usb connection because i found allot of different products that are cheaper an that propose from emotive hardware.
    did someone can give me information about that
    thanks allot and sorry if I'm not asking something new

    • Dec 09 2012 | 5:31 pm
      You can checkout the forum discussion here:
      there are several other threads, but this one covers most of the bases.
      I have worked with both the mindset and the emotiv and I found that you really get what you pay for. In my experience the mindset was only sending out a data point every 1000ms or so, while the Emotiv was sending a constant stream. The mindset uses one sensor, whereas the Emotiv uses 14 (this is an exponential difference in quality really). And finally, the mindset sends very generic, high level data, whereas with the Emotiv you can get different modes of analysis. With the Emotiv it does matter which version you get, get the developer if you can. We were frustrated working with the consumer model. In summation, the mindset is really a toy in so many ways ( I found it analogous to the x-ray glasses I bought when I was a kid), whereas the Emotiv starts to move towards a research quality tool. Even the consumer model is miles above the mindset IMHO.
    • Dec 09 2012 | 9:07 pm
      Thanks allot
      i was thinkink in something like this
      33 channels wireless bluetooth Portable EEG medical device
      wireless 33 channels EEG PSG Machine in portable design CE approved
      Digital EEG and Mapping System
      i dont know if max can take any information who arrive to the computer
      by an usb port o a wireless port
    • Dec 09 2012 | 10:30 pm
      Obviously, since I don't know these systems I cannot comment on them. However, if you are looking for something more research medical grade you should also have a look at Biopac systems:
      Their Bionomadix is a multichannel wireless system with a full range of bio sensing including EEG. They also have developed solutions for connecting to Max/MSP as part of their software kit ( Hope to get one of these systems myself one day :)