- NB: Document concerns OpenViBE 1.3.0 (doc updated 29.Dec.2016).
The following drivers have been integrated into OpenViBE.
|Manufacturer||Amplifier||Driver Name||OS||Status(1)||Contributor & Support(2)|
|ANT||Neuro ASALAB EEG / ERP amplifier||Either MindMedia Nexus32B or TMSi drivers||Has been reported to work||See specific driver (Maybe)|
|Other TMSi derived devices||Either MindMedia Nexus32B or TMSi drivers||Untested||See specific driver (Maybe)|
|Biosemi||Active Two MkI & MkII||Biosemi Active Two||Stable||Mensia Technologies (Community)|
|BrainMaster||Atlantis||Brainmaster Atlantis and Discovery||Stable||Mensia Technologies (Community)|
|Discovery||Brainmaster Atlantis and Discovery||Stable||Mensia Technologies (Community)|
|Brain Products||V-Amp||Brain Products V-Amp||Stable||Brain Products & Mensia Technologies (Community)|
|actiCHamp||Brain Products actiCHamp||Stable||Mensia Technologies (support)|
|QuickAmp||Either MindMedia Nexus32B or TMSi drivers||Has been reported to work||See specific driver (Maybe)|
|BrainAmp Series||Brain Products BrainAmp Series||Stable||Yann Renard (Community)|
|All||Brain Products BrainAmp Standard (through BrainVision Recorder)||Stable||Emmanuel Maby / INSERM & Pierre-Emmanuel Aguera / INSERM (Community)|
|CTF/VSM||MEG||CTF/VSM MEG||Unstable||Emmanuel Maby / INSERM & Pierre-Emmanuel Aguera INSERM (Community)|
|EGI||Net Amps 300||EGI Net Amps 300 (through AmpServer)||Has been reported to work||Inria (Community)|
|Emotiv||EPOC SDK 1.x & 2.x (Research Edition / raw EEG versions ONLY)||Emotiv EPOC, download this or recompile(3)||Stable||Inria (Bugfixes)|
|EPOC SDK 3.3.3 (Research Edition / raw EEG versions ONLY)||Emotiv EPOC, compiled in||Stable||Inria (Bugfixes)|
|gTec||gUSBamp||g.Tec gUSBamp Gipsa-lab||Stable||Gipsa-Lab (Bugfixes)|
|gUSBamp||g.Tec gUSBamp Legacy||Unstable||Inria (No)|
|gUSBamp||g.Tec gUSBamp BCI-Lab||New||BCI-Lab / Univ. Tsukuba (Bugfixes)|
|gMobilab+||gTec gMOBIlab+||Stable||Supelec Metz & Inria (Bugfixes)|
|gNautilus||gTec gNautilus||New||gtec (support)|
|LabStreamingLayer||Any LSL source with compatible streams||LabStreamingLayer (LSL)||Unstable||Inria (Bugfixes)|
|mBrainTrain||MBT Smarting||mBrainTrain Smarting||New||mBrainTrain (support)|
|Micromed||SD LTM||Micromed SD LTM (through SystemPlus Evolution)||Unknown||Inria (No)|
|MindMedia||NeXus32||MindMedia Nexus32B||Stable||Inria (Bugfixes)|
|Mitsar||EEG 202||Mitsar EEG 202A||Unknown||Gelu Ionescu /GipsaLab (Community)|
|Neuroservo||HID||NeuroServo||New||NeuroServo Inc. and NeuroTechX (Community)|
|Neurosky||MindSet||NeuroSky MindSet||Stable||Inria (Bugfixes)|
|MindWave||NeuroSky MindSet||Stable||Inria (Bugfixes)|
|OpenBCI||OpenBCI board||OpenBCI||Stable||Jeremy Frey, Yann Renard & OpenBCI (Community)|
|OpenEEG||MonolithEEG||OpenEEG Modular EEG P2||Stable||
Christoph Veigl / University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien & Yann Renard
|ModularEEG||OpenEEG Modular EEG P2||Stable||Christoph Veigl / University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien & Yann Renard (Community)|
|TMSi||Any TMSI amplifiers including Refa, Porti and Mobita, with up-to-date API+bios||TMSi amplifiers||Stable||Mensia Technologies (Community)|
|Porti32||Either MindMedia Nexus32B or TMSi Refa32B drivers||Stable||See specific driver (Maybe)|
|Refa32||Either MindMedia Nexus32B or TMSi Refa32B drivers||Stable||See specific driver (Maybe)|
|Other devices||Either MindMedia Nexus32B or TMSi Refa32B drivers||Untested||See specific driver (Maybe)|
1) NOTE about Status: If a driver has been marked as new, unknown or unstable, it can just mean that the core development team has no access to the hardware to test it in practice and that there has not been sufficient community feedback to give it some other status. However, the driver can still be working perfectly.
2) NOTE about Support: If a support link is provided, it means that the driver contributor is taking care of the driver and can answer questions related to the driver and possibly address issues with it. Bugfixes means that the core development team at Inria has access to the physical device and may fix reported issues of the driver. The core team has generally no resources to reply to questions. Community indicates that the driver contributor may be able answer questions about the driver, if time permits. Generally the contributed drivers are provided as-is, only tested to compile by the OpenViBE core development team. You can always try to post a question about them on the forum, nevertheless.
3) We are currently not able to provide an Acquisition Server that would have a compiled-in support for both Emotiv SDK 3.3.3 and the earlier versions at the same time. The Acquisition Server provided by the OpenViBE 1.3.0 Windows installer will have support compiled in for the 3.3.3 version of the SDK. If you want to use OpenViBE with an earlier Emotiv SDK, download a separate AS binary and drop it to the OpenViBE install folder to replace the previous executable, or recompile OpenViBE yourself. Precompiled OpenViBE versions of 1.2.2 and earlier support the Emotiv 1.x SDKs natively.
NeuroRT package drivers
OpenViBE 1.1.0 and later come bundled with a free NeuroRT driver package from Mensia Technologies. These closed source drivers do not reveal how the communication between the server and the manufacturer APIs is carried out. The NeuroRT driver package provides the following drivers:
|Brain Rhythm||BR8||NeuroRT Collection: Brain Rhythm 8||Stable||Yes, contact Mensia Technologies|
|Mensia||Simulator||NeuroRT Collection: Simulator||Stable||Yes, contact Mensia Technologies|
|SmartBCI||SmartBCI||NeuroRT Collection: SmartBCI||Stable||Yes, contact Mensia Technologies|
|Wearable Sensing||Dry Sensor Interface: 7, 7 Flex, 7 Mini, 24||NeuroRT Collection: Wearable Sensing DSI||Stable||Yes, contact Mensia Technologies|
Driver not in list?
We have currently no plans to develop additional drivers or support new hardware, but we are always happy to consider driver contributions for inclusion. There are various tutorials to help in this. The source codes of the existing drivers can also be used as a starting point.
These drivers are currently being integrated or do not comply with our standards. Some of them can be found in the branches of the old SVN repository (see here), or in its deprecated branches folder (e.g. checkout the SVN at address svn://scm.gforge.inria.fr/svn/openvibe/deprecated-branches). It may require a significant amount of work to get the beta drivers work with newer OpenViBE source code.
|Neuroscan||SynAmps2||Neuroscan SynAmps2 (through Scan 4.3)||Unstable||Community :
This driver has been moved to the deprecated branches SVN folder