About NIC (Neuroelectrics Instrument Controller)
NIC (the Neuroelectrics Instrument Controller engine) is the software that controls Starstim and Enobio 8/20/32 NECBOX systems (the NECBOX is the little box hosting the amplifiers, electronics, battery and communications sub-systems). NIC provides access to EEG data (raw, power spectra, filters, scalp maps) as well as the configuration of stimulation session parameters and rendering of the associated electric fields.
Neuroelectrics has recently released a new NIC software version,2.0. See NIC's user manual in our website.
Here are some useful resources you should also check:
- | Starstim tCS EEG recording (Jove)
- | A short introduction to NIC v1.2
- | Stimulation configuration with NIC v1.2
The features in the NIC 1.2 release include:
New features for Starstim use:
Montage definition, independent control of currents at each electrode (tDCS, tACS, tRNS or linear combinations) Save and load montage templates Check impedances prior launch; Visualize currents and Voltages online; Online impedance check Program sessions including PreEEG, Stimulation and PostEEG configuration for easy experimental setup 3D Electric Field (EF) simulations - Choose your tCS montage, visualize your 3D EFs instantly on the cortex or white matter surfaces
See also our video for stimulation configuration
New features applicable to both Enobio and StarStim:
EEG and accelerometry (3 axis) raw data EEG filters (standard EEG bands or custom band) PSD, Spectrograms Real-time EEG 3D Scalp Map New EEG online power features representations - Power Bars, - Temporal Evolution of a power features, - Improved Resolution of Power Spectrum Diagram & Spectrogram - Online EEG signal quality indication (based on: signal offset, signal noise, and signal drift) SD card support for EEG/accelerometry recording in "holter" mode Stream EEG data over TCP/IP. Receive markers via TCP/IP for ERP related studies Control NIC and your device with Matlab using our MatNIC tookit