Accession Number:

ADA541325

Title:

Craniux: A LabVIEW-Based Modular Software Framework for Brain-Machine Interface Research

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS PITTSBURGH PA

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

This paper presents Craniux, an open-access, open-source software framework for brain-machine interface BMI research. Developed in LabVIEW, a high-level graphical programming environment, Craniux offers both out-of-the-box functionality and a modular BMI software framework that is easily extendable. Specifically, it allows researchers to take advantage of multiple features inherent to the LabVIEW environment for on-the-fly data visualization, parallel processing, multithreading, and data saving. This paper introduces the basic features and system architecture of Craniux and describes the validation of the system under realtime BMI operation using simulated and real electrocorticographic ECoG signals. Our results indicate that Craniux is able to operate consistently in real time, enabling a seamless work flow to achieve brain control of cursor movement. The Craniux software framework is made available to the scientific research community to provide a LabVIEW-based BMI software platform for future BMI research and development.

Subject Categories:

  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE