# OpenBCI

Component Type: Sensor (Subcategory: Bioelectric Measurement)

This component provides an interface to bioelectric amplifiers which are compatible to the openBCI packet fromat. For more information please refer to the OpenBCI (opens new window) website. The COM Port number where the device is connected must be specified in the plugin properties.

Screenshot: OpenBCI plugin

OpenBCI plugin

# Requirements

This software component requires an Open BCI compatible device connected to a COM Port, which sends packet protocol for channel data.

# Output Port Description

  • Channel1 to Channel8 [integer]: Each output corresponds to the sampled data from its corresponding channel. A calibration procedure to obtain the factor for calculation of microvolts must be performed with the amplifier device.
  • AccX, AccY, AccZ [integer]: The current values of the 3 axis of the acceleration sensor.

# Properties

  • COMPort [String]: The name of the COM port, for example COM2 or COM17.
  • Baudrate [Integer]: The baud rate for the transmission. Standard is 115200.