Hero

Wearable dry-EEG headset optimised to monitor cognitive and sensorimotor states in real-world applications with outstanding ease, comfort and reliability.
woman wearing a dry eeg sensor for sensorimotor states stimation

Portable and wireless EEG system

Hero is a portable dry-EEG system designed for real-world applications that require great comfort and unobtrusiveness for the user, as well as an agile set up and outstanding signal quality for the researcher. Developed with 12 dry electrodes over specific brain areas (fronto-central, central and centro-parietal areas), it is optimised for the estimation of cognitive and sensorimotor states. Its high-performance active shielding and stable mechanical design provide outstanding robustness and signal quality, even with movement or during long recording periods. 

Owing to its refined usability, this dry electrode eeg technology can be easily self-placed in less than 2 minutes by the final user, or assisted either by technical or non-technical experts. This feature, in combination with the great comfort and reliability, is opening the door to neuroscience research in real-world applications, and real-life brain-computer interface products operated everywhere by final users, families or assistants.  

Hero comes with Bitbrain Software Kit for EEG signal acquisition, processing and programming, which has a large compatibility with real-time I/O and third-party data processing (LSL, Matlab, Python, BCI2000, OpenVibe, etc). Also, by acquiring the Human Behaviour Research Lab, it can be performed a seamless synchronisation with other human monitoring technologies such as ExG, GSR, eye-trackers, indoor positioning system, among many others. 

I want to use Hero for

Real-world research
Carry out human behaviour research in real-world scenarios and configurations with ecology and reliability.

Real-life applications
Develop new brain-tech products or services with the most accessible EEG hardware.

Brain-computer interfaces
Advance the frontier of interaction with reliable brain-tech usable by everybody, anywhere at anytime.

Main features

Wearable and portable
Ultralight design with flexible arcs and adjustments to ensure great comfort. Bluetooth streaming and on-board SD storage.
Outstanding usability
Quick and easy set up by non-technical experts or the final user, almost anywhere and under any circumstance.
Optimised EEG electrode placement
Layout optimised for mu/alpha ERD/ERS, ERPs (P300, N400), MRCPs, and CVN, among others.
Reliable dry-EEG monitoring
High-quality EEG that records with a resolution of 24 bits at 256Hz for 3+ hours thanks to active shielding with stable sensor contacts.
Practical technology
Easy to transport and store without maintenance or expenses on consumables.
High software compatibility
Intuitive software suite for users or SDK for programmers, and great compatibility with Matlab, Python, etc.
motor neurorehabilitation therapy

Main Components

Hero main components
EEG Headset

Light (250gr) and flexible headset design that adapts to each head morphology (85 perc global population). It has 12 dry-EEG sensors with mechanical designs that reduce contact impedances and guarantee stable contacts, as well as an active shielding to maximise SNR.

Integrated amplifier

The amplifier is already integrated into the device. It records with a resolution of 24 bits at 256Hz. It has an internal IMU (9 DOF) and online relative impedance control. With μSD recording or Bluetooth connectivity with a 10+ metre range, and 3+ hours continuous recording.

How to use

Minimal EEG Central setup

Hero - Assistant placement

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How to use it

Clean, quick and easy set up, also by non-technical personnel, in just a few minutes. This dry electrode technology does not require expenses on consumables (jars of gels, syringes, shampoo, etc.), and there are no additional maintenance costs. It comes with an intuitive, powerful software platform to collect data with the help of visual cues to assure quality montage and monitoring.

  1. Preparation: Measure the head from front (nasion) to back (inion) and from left to right to locate Cz. Use the band guides and the Cz reference to ensure that the EEG is centred. Swipe down until it is fully fitted. Place the clip on the ear lobe.
  2. Set up: The colour of each sensor indicates the quality of the EEG signal (online impedance). Carefully move the sensors to ensure they are in contact with the scalp. Wait 10 seconds and repeat with the sensors that are not green yet. 
  3. Test: Once there is good EEG signal quality, do a simple test to validate the signal quality: blink, bite, close your eyes, move your arms and walk around to check that the EEG is not affected. 
  4. Recording: Now you are ready to record you EEG data and to export it afterwards.
  5. Clean and storage: Clean the sensors with wet wipes and store Hero in its own case.

Technical specifications

Hardware

Sensors and headset
EEG channels12 x EEG (FC3, FCz, FC4, C3, C1, Cz, C2, C4, CP3, CPz, CP4, A2), REF (A1) y DRL (A1)
Type of sensors/electronicsEEG dry sensors, active shielding and optimized DRL
Head breadth 13,5 - 16,5 cm
Wireless amplifier
Sampling rate / resolution256 SPS at 24 bits
BandwidthDC – 40Hz (3º order LPF)
Online/real-time impedance checkYes (relative contact impedance)
Integrated sensorsIntegrated IMU (9 axis): accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer
Other inputs1 x Digital input (1 bit), 1 x optical trigger
Input range and noise± 100 mV, < 1 µVRMS (0.5 – 30Hz) @256Hz
CMRR / Input impedance> 100 dB @50Hz, > 50 GΩ
Data streaming and store
Data transmission and rangeBluetooth 2.1 + EDR with 10 meters in direct sight.
Data backupYes (removable µSD card. Max 8GB, class ≥10 )
Power
BatterySwappable lipo battery. Charging time <3h
Autonomy> 3 h
General
Weight250g
Cleaning and maintenanceWipes moistened in tap water.
Warranty2 years
CertificationsCE and CB, with EN 60950, EN 55032, EN 55024

Software

Bitbrain Software Kit (included)
Bitbrain real-time SDK In C/C++ for Windows and Linux
Bitbrain data acquisition and visualization suiteLive visualization, streaming or SD recording, data export in CSV and raw data visualization.
Third parties real-time I/OAll compatible with LabSreamingLayer LSL (BCI2000, OpenVibe, NeuroPype, etc).
Third parties data processingMatlab (EEGLAB, FieldTrip, BCILAB,etc), Python (MNE, etc) and more.
Bitbrain software platforms (optional)
Bitbrain Human Behaviour Research LabPractical research platform for experiment design and data acquisition with 30+ sensor modalities seamlessly synchronized, and to compute a wide range of emotional and cognitive biometrics.
Bitbrain Cognitive Training LabSoftware platform for QEEG and cognitive training for health and wellness.
Bitbrain Programming platformMultimodal real-time neuroscience or brain-computer interface development.

What is included

Bundle includes

The devices are easily stored and transported within a suitcase. Technology is easily cleaned with wipes.

  • Cable USB-micro USB
  • Lateral extensions in 3 sizes
  • Instructions
  • Suitcase
  • EEG headset and amplifier (integrated)
  • 2 rechargeable batteries 700mAh
  • Bitbrain Software Kit
Support

Basic Support is included during the lifetime of the product. 

  • Email support
  • Technical assistance 
  • Knowledge base

Optional Premium support is also available.

Bitbrain Software Kit
eeg software for eeg data acquisition and programming

Software for data acquisition and programming, with large compatibility and with real-time I/O and third-party data processing.

 
Simplified data acquisition system and setup
Collect data with the help of visual cues to assure montage and quality monitoring.
Flexible programming
Easy to use development with versatile SDK to address a wide variety of applications.
Powerful real-time applications
Using real-time LSL third-party platforms such as BCI2000 or OpenVibe among others.
In-depth data analysis
Compatible with advanced platforms such as Matlab, EEGLab or MNE among others.

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