About this project
Animo will use an ARM Cortex processor, though the exact model has not yet been chosen. There will be a good amount of flash for firmware and configuration storage, and plenty of RAM.
It's an updated version of our previously-proven design for mu-wave readings, to be a bit more generalized and now centered around the ADS1296 chip. This new frontend is providing a gain around 1000, with the ADS providing another 1-12, configurable on-the-fly.
The device is completely wireless when in normal operation. A lightweight lithium-polymer battery provides power and a bluetooth module provides data communications. The standard micro-USB charging port is positioned so that the device can't be used while plugged in, eliminating electrocution hazards. Plus, there's a number of safety mechanisms to detect and prevent possibly hazardous situations, automatically.
Probably! We're testing with BrainBay, OpenVibe, BioEra, and more. The device acts like a bluetooth serial port, both for ease of use and for compatibility with existing software. Raw data streams will be available, as well as data in EDF+ and OpenXDF, two commonly used formats. If you need a different format, it's all open and configurable, from baud rates to packet structure.